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Sociology of family violence was about violence within society as well as families and how it is not always looked at as an issue. Introduction to social inequality and difference taught me how different people experience inequality and as well how society treats them. Sociological theory spoke on how sociology came to be as well as the different ideas people have had over time and how they relate to everyday life and how sociologists think. Marriage and the family spoke about divorce within the families, how life changes after marriage, and how this affects different people based on situations. Sociology of education spoke about schools and how these forms of an institution develop individuals as well as how they influence their actions.

I have been able to create more ideas within my writings knowing about sociology and the concepts which go into it. I did not know much about sociology before I took the courses but compared to my first essays which focused on basic issues where I did not put in as much effort, my ideas have gotten stronger. I know more about the different social issues but also more about how society functions. I learned how to create deeper thoughts within my writings as well as how to develop better papers. I have created better structure within my papers as well with writing better as well as providing more information. It as well has helped me use ideas from other classes to develop papers for specific ideas in different classes. Writing these papers has allowed me to understand better what goes into writing as well as how to develop ideas properly and going in depth rather than just writing basics. I have gotten better on structure and writing more in general rather than meeting bare requirements within the papers. I realized that I need to create better structured papers to prepare myself for the world outside of university and prepare myself to have a job. The job I want will include writing and I need to write well to be able to express ideas properly as well as create well written material. I am able to easily come up with ideas for paper with understanding more about how society works and what is involved in the different aspects of society.

I did not think about how different forms of institutions influence the way I live until I took multiple classes about the different institutions. Although I knew schools had a large influence on the way individuals grow up, I did not realize how much of an influence they had on them. Not only do they learn things within this, but this is where they are taught their ways of thinking. Although there are other outside institutional factors, this is where most opinions and ideas come from. After I took classes on education and looked at how those institutions influenced me, I looked back and focused on what I really learned and how that influenced me. I attended multiple institutions for schooling growing up and had a large amount of different views on subjects which helped me develop my own and use different ideas in my lifestyle. I as well come from a family filled with divorce in many aspects, and taking classes which focus on the family institutions helped me realize why people are the way they are in marriages. Learning about how marriages and relationships work helped me figure out what I want in life and how I view these different things and what goes into them. I did not realize what went into family issues and how this may affect lives outside of family such as work and social life. I as well did not know much about inequality and differences within society which were mainly affected by institutional matters. Learning how institutions influence how people think about inequality as well as race changed the way I view different things. Many people are influenced by inequalities but not just by race but gender as well. I did not realize the issues it raised in the workplace and other aspects of life for people. It made me look at the way people treat me as well based on my skin color and my gender. Within my sociology of family violence class, I learned about what issues go on within families as well as how this affects individuals on an institutional level. Many people do not look at what goes into families and the issues which may develop over time due to stress and other factors. Taking classes on this has shown me what to expect as well as understanding issues which I have gone through and what I will go through over time.

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Statical Analysis

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Spring Break: Staying or not staying—need-to-know info for you and your student

Your student is no doubt eagerly looking forward to spring break, which is set this year for March 4-8.

Even though undergraduate classes will not meet that week, the university will be closed only on Monday, March 4, and open for the remainder of the week.

Intent to Stay Form Deadline is February 29

If your student lives in Longwood-managed housing, be aware that in order for them to have continued access to their residence from 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, through noon on Sunday, March 10, they will need to file an Intent to Stay form.  If there is a chance your student will need access during that window, they should file the Intent to Stay form.

The deadline to submit the Intent to Stay form is 11:59 p.m. Thursday, February 29. Your student can find the form at the Student Housing Gateway.

For Students Remaining on Campus

Here are a few other items related to spring break that are especially relevant for students who are staying on campus or in Farmville for all or part of the break:

—D-Hall will close after lunch on Friday, March 1, and will re-open for dinner on Sunday, March 10. Regular hours of operation resume on Monday, March 11. Students can find up-to-date hours and information for all other Longwood Dining-managed food venues can at https://longwood.campusdish.com/.
—Farmville Area Bus Service (FAB) will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1and will resume at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 10.  There is no bus service for travel to Lancer Park during the break period.
—All residential communities will remain locked 24/7 during the break. Access to students’ assigned buildings will be via their Longwood ID card.
—Inspections by RA staff of Longwood-managed housing for safety issues and break-preparation compliance will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 1. Staff will enter rooms/apartments to conduct these inspections.

For Students Leaving Campus

If your student lives in Longwood-managed housing and will be not be in residence during the break, they will need to complete the following list prior to leaving campus. Housing staff will be inspecting rooms/apartments during the break to ensure compliance.

—Remove all trash, contraband, and/or perishable food.
—Clean their assigned living area, including the bathroom and common spaces.
—As applicable, adjust their room thermostat to a low/medium setting (approximately 68 degrees). Remove objects from on top of/around vents, etc. DO NOT shut off the thermostat controls.
—Take valuables and important items (medication, eyeglasses, wallet, etc.).
—Shut down and unplug all electronics, except personal refrigerators or apartment appliances.
—Turn off all lights; leave the porch light on (Lancer Park residents).
—Close and lock all windows.
—Lower all window blinds/shades.
—Lock all doors.

Traffic Patterns for Johns and Moss Halls
Similar to the ONE-WAY December closing and January move-in, residents/parents will be permitted to enter to load/unload vehicles on Spruce Street.  In order to access Spruce Street, enter Wynne Drive to Pine Street and turn onto the sidewalk in front of the Pierson Fitness Center. Use Redford Street (McDonald’s intersection) only to EXIT campus.

No Parking at Nearby Private Businesses at Any Time

Do not use the nearby private business parking lots. They are 24/7 tow-away zones. In other words, your car is subject to being towed all day every day, including weekends, if you park there.


If you have any questions, please email them to Residential and Commuter Life at housing@longwood.edu or to the RA/REC staff within each community.

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List of Favorite Quotes

Be the change you wish to see in the world.
— Mahatma Gandhi

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
— Edward Everett Hale

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
— Barack Obama

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  1. A Social Work Major at Longwood University
  2. Has completed two semesters of research
  3. Has attended and presented at five conferences in the United States
  4. Interns currently at LOC Family Services
  5. Has five brothers and one sister
  6. Loves to read 📚
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NURVA 2023: Undergraduate Research Conference

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NCUR – University of Wisconsin Conference

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Health & Physical Education Graduate Assistant

Standard (300 hours/semester), Fall 2024 & Spring 2025

The HPE GA will have opportunities to teach, assist, develop, and assess lessons for Health & Physical Education (HPE) undergraduate courses (if applicable)​. Assist in HRK and HPE program initiatives, marketing through social media, marketing through visiting undergraduate classes, participate and plan community service and health promotion activities, and assist in conducting and disseminating research.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Dan Michael; michaelrd@longwood.edu

Standard (300 hours/semester; $3,000 in tuition coverage and a $4,500 stipend)
Academic Assistant Position 
College of Education & Human Services – Health & Physical Education 
Funding Source:  CGPS

Status: Open

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Career Services Graduate Assistant

Non-Standard (300 hours/semester), Fall 2024 & Spring 2025
2 Positions Available

Career Services Graduate Assistants will gain valuable knowledge and skills related to the operation of a university career services center. GAs build experience in both general office administration and providing direct services to Longwood students through career counseling and readiness appointments, supporting campus career events, serving as career ambassadors through campus presentations, and by working collaboratively with the alumni engagement team.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Liz Narehood, narehoodem@longwood.edu

Non-Standard (300 hours/semester; $20/hour) Academic Assistant Position
Office of Alumni & Career Services
Funding Source:  Alumni & Career Services
Status:  Open

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