Alpha Kappa Delta Initiation to be held on Friday, March 22.
Dr. Kenneth J. Mietus, Professor Emeritus, will be the keynote speaker.
His presentation is titled: “The Work of Sociology”.
Dr. Mietus earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. In the course of 35 years of teaching, he has been involved in such diverse research topics including the contagion theory of collective behavior as it related to monster sightings, feminism and religion, imagery within popular music as well as satisfaction of Amtrak riders. Of particular significance was research done on the foster care system that led to revamping policies used by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
The WIU chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta was created in 1981 and is open to Sociology majors, minors, staff, and students with a serious interest in Sociology who demonstrate academic excellence.
AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.
The initiation ceremony will be held in Knoblauch 239 on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
If you are interested in learning more about Alpha Kappa Delta, please contact Chris Adamski-Mietus or Beate Wilson.