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Congratulations to the Class of 2018!!

2018 KU Grads and Faculty

Pictured (L to R):   Tristan Shoopak (B.S. Public Administration, KU Class of 2018), Dr. Steve B. Lem, Chair, Madison Stewart (B.A. Political Science, KU Class of 2018), Beth Alboucq (B.S. Public Administration, KU Class of 2018), Dr. Paula Holoviak

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2018 Peters Dixon Memorial Award Winner

Beth Alboucq (pictured L with Dr. Paula Holoviak) was named recipient of the 2018 Joseph Peters and Albert Dixon Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Political Science/Public Administration.



2018 Richard B. Close Award Winner

Cara McClain 2018 Richard B. Close Award

Cara McClain, winner of the 2018 Richard B. Close Award (earned by the junior with the hightest GPA) with Dr. Jennifer Jacobson, faculty advisor to the Rho Psi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.


2018 Pi Sigma Alpha Inductees

The Rho Psi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (the National Political Science Honor Society) proudly announces its Pi Sigma Alpha inductees for Spring 2018:

Beth Adamo
Melanie Aptaker
Rita Muro Barnadas

Alice Fortunato
Tyra Guirales
Laurie Strupp
Arlin Salazar

Congratulations to All!

Pi Sigma Alpha 2018

2018 Pi Sigma Alpha inductee and Rho Psi President-elect Rita Muro Barnadas (left) with Dr. Jennifer Jacobson, faculty advisor to Pi Sigma Alpha, and Madison Stewart, Rho Psi member.  For more 2018 Pi Sigma Alpha photos, please click here.



KU Political Science Major Madison Stewart ('18) Presents
Research at the 2018 Annual National Meeting of the Midwest
Political Science Assocation

Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois  Madison Stewart at MPSA 2018
Madison Stewart (KU Political Science, '18) presented "Ethnic Conflict, Transitional Justice, and Perpetual Peace" co-authored with Dr. Steve B. Lem and Crystal Williams (KU Political Science, '12, currently PhD. Candidate at Michigan State University in political science) at the 2018 Annual National Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Assocation (Chicago, Illinois, April 4-7).   

Also at MPSA, Dr. Glenn W. Richardson Jr. presented "The Reach of the Bot Stream in 2016" (co-authored with G.R. Boynton, University of Iowa)

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KU Political Science Major Uttam Paudel Addresses the 2018 ECOSOC Youth Forum at the United Nations

KU Political Science major Uttam Paudel addresses the United Nations 2018 ECOSOC Youth Forum
KU Political Science Major Uttam Paudel was invited to speak on the panel discussing 'The Key Regional Concerns and Priorities for Youth Participation in Asia Pacific Region' at the 2018 ECOSOC UN Youth Forum, held on Jan 30-31, at the United Nations headquarters, New York City. Representing Kutztown University, Paudel was the rapporteur for the session for 'The Importance of Digital Literacy in Facilitating Youth Development' and appeared on the panel for UNESCO's 'MAB YOUTH - Committed to Sustainable Development' session. The most prestigious of all UN youth conferences, the ECOSOC Youth Conference was "a remarkable opportunity to interact with policymakers, stakeholders, and envoys from all around the world," said Paudel.

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Beth Alboucq Awarded The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

Beth A. Alboucq of New Tripoli is working in the office of Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.
 
Alboucq is a KU senior public administration major and paralegal studies minor. She is one of eight 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.
 
Alboucq is the daughter of Larry and Janet Semmel and a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School. She and the other students participating in the program also will attend several academic seminars during their spring semester internship. Each of the students will complete an individualized research project as part of the program's requirements.
 
More than 600 students from the State System universities have participated in THIS since the program began in 1989, each gaining valuable insight into the workings of state government at the policy-making level. Interns have worked with dozens of state agencies, as well as in the offices of the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the attorney general.
 
State System students interested in participating in THIS in a future semester may obtain information on the program by contacting their individual campus coordinator or their university's cooperative or internship office, or by calling the Dixon University Center at (717) 720-4089. More information on the program also is available at:www.passhe.edu/this.
Beth Alboucq

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017!!

Graduate and professor

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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)

For more Pi Sigma Alpha photos please click here.

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