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Department of Political Science and Public Administration News

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!!

Graduate and professor

graduates applauding


2017 Peters Dixon Memorial Award Winners







Charmaine Nyman and Peter Markel have been named recipients of the 2017 Joseph Peters and Albert Dixon Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic
Achievement in Political Science/Public Administration

Steve Lem, Peter Markel, Charmaine Nyman, Kristen Bremer, Daniela Barajas
Pictured (L to R):  Dr. Steve B. Lem, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration; Peter Markel, Charmaine Nyman; Dr. Kristin J. Bremer, Professor of Political Science; Daniela Barajas, President of the Rho Psi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha

2017 Richard B. Close Award Winner

Dr. Steve B. Lem, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and Madison Stewart, recipient of the 2017 Richard B. Close Undergraduate Award in Political Science Madison Stewart has been named the recipient of the 2017 Richard B. Close Undergraduate Award in Political Science
Dr. Steve B. Lem, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and Madison Stewart, recipient of the 2017 Richard B. Close Undergraduate Award in Political Science


2017 Pi Sigma Alpha Inductees

The Rho Psi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (the National Political Science Honor Society) proudly announced its Pi Sigma Alpha inductees for Spring 2017 on April 21:

Beth Ann Alboucq
Kevin R. Clark
Kaleigh Mae Cunningham
Katelynn Ann Fahnestock
Taylor Joy Gerber
Hannah G. Grass
Conor Robert Johnston
Paige McFarland
Charmaine Elizabeth Nyland
Sheree Palmer
Madison Stewart
Lawrence André Wright

Congratulations to all!

2017 Pi Sigma Alpha indcutee Taylor Gerber (B.S. Public Administration) and Daniela Barajas (President of the Rho Psi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha)

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2017 Pi Sigma Alpha indcutee Taylor Gerber (B.S. Public Administration) and Daniela Barajas (President of the Rho Psi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha)

Political Science major Uttam Paudel Attends United Nations Youth Forum

Political Science major Uttam Paudel was invited to attend the prestigious 2017 United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum, held on Jan. 30-31, 2017, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Paudel was selected as a youth envoy to discuss "The role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world". As a result of his active involvement in plenary and interactive sessions, he was asked to report for the session on "Key Regional Priorities for Youth Development in the Asia-Pacific Region." The forum, says Paudel, provided him with opportunities of productive engagements.








2017 United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum

January 30-31

United Nations Headquarters: New York CIty



Political Science Senior Charles Donovan Lands THIS Internship with the State Board of Probation and Parole

Charles Donovan Charles Joseph Donovan of West Grove, Pa., is working for the state Board of Probation and Parole as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Donovan is a senior political science major and public administration minor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He is one of 14 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester's worth of credits. THIS invites students from each of the State System universities to participate.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2015!!!KU Commencement 2015