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Retirement Reception
Dr. Lois Wright Morton

Dr. Lois Wright Morton

The department of sociology announces the retirement of Dr. Lois Wright Morton.  She has been with the department since 1999 and has provided us with 18 years of dedicated service. 

We invite you to join us at a reception in her honor at March 27, 5:00 PM in the Harl Commons, Curtiss Hall. A short program will begin at 5:15 p.m. 


Small Towns Project
99 Communities in Iowa

Researchers at Iowa State University secured funding in 1994, 2004, and 2014 to study the condition of Iowa small towns.  In each of those years, residents of 99 towns were surveyed to learn about their assessment of local services and amenities, social conditions, and perceptions of local quality of life. LEARN MORE

Research in the News:
Poll: More Iowa farmers using practices to reduce nutrient pollution

Iowa farmers say they substantially have increased their adoption of conservation practices intended to reduce nutrient pollution of the state’s water, according to the results of the latest Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

“The results show that we are definitely moving in the right direction, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” said J. Arbuckle, co-coordinator of the poll conducted annually since 1982 by Iowa State University.

The 2016 survey asked farmers to indicat...MORE