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UND 1stG Events
Join us for our next get together!
"Panel: What's it like to be 1stG at UND?"
A part of the national day of celebrating first generation college students.
Nov. 8th 2:00 pm in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl
Miss the event? Video coming soon!
Did you miss the film screening of First Generation?
First Generation is an award-winning documentary chronicling the lives of four low-income students striving to be first in their families to go to college.
Past Events 2016-2017
Visiting College of Arts & Sciences Guest: Allison Hurst
Allison L. Hurst joined the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University as Assistant Professor of Sociology in 2014, after teaching at Furman University (Greenville, SC) and Kenyon College (Gambier, OH). She earned a JD from Pepperdine University in 1995, followed by an LLM from New York University in 1997, and worked in private practice in New York City before returning to graduate school to earn her PhD in sociology from the University of Oregon in 2006. She research interests include class inequality, school to Work transitions of college students, social welfare policy, as well as high education and social mobility. Her publications include The Burden of Academic Success: Managing Working-Class Identities in College and College & The Working Class: What It Takes to Make It., among others.
Panel Discussion: featuring first generation college students moderated by Allison Hurst
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 12:30-1:30 pm
Memorial Union, River Valley Room
Bring your own lunch and be a part of the dialogue moderated by Allison Hurst and featuring first generation college students, faculty, and staff.
Allison Hurst Open Lecture
Thursday, Sept. 8, 3:00 pm with a reception immediately following
Memorial Union, Lecture Bowl
Allison Hurst, author of The Burden of Academic Success and College and the Working Class, will present her work in this area, specifically addressing class identity (re)construction among working-class students before & during college, the dynamic interplay of class identity and educational success/social mobility, and the psychological and social costs of academic success. The presentation may be organized around the following questions: (1) Who goes to college and how does this vary by social class? (2) Why do college retention and completion rates vary by class? (3) How can colleges do a better job facilitating success of their working-class college students, as measured by timely completion, satisfaction, lower indebtedness, and career attainment upon graduation?
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