Fargo, N.D. – Kent Sandstrom, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at NDSU, gave a presentation at the Midwest Sociological Society meetings in Minneapolis, March 29-April 1. Sandstrom participated in an “Author Meets Critics” session, which included five other sociological theorists. Their discussion includes the book, “Closure: The Rush To End Grief and What It Costs Us,” and offers critiques and questions to author Nancy Berns. The Midwest Sociological Society is the largest regional association of sociologists in the United States. The society is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to building community among sociologists and to advancing sociological knowledge, teaching and practice for social scientific purposes and social betterment.