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2014 NEWS

DEP. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR VISITS ISU

Mr. Ben Rhoads, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication, spoke to students and faculty at ISU in a visit co-sponsored by the Political Science department.
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INDIANA COURT OF APPEALS MAKES ANNUAL VISIT TO ISU

The Indiana Court of Appeals made their annual visit to ISU on March 28, 2014. This year’s case originated in Vigo County. After the hearing, the judges answered questions from students.
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STUDENTS DISCUSS EQUALITY OVER PIZZA

Students gathered in the Library Events Area to discuss the topic of equality and enjoy free pizza.
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2013 NEWS

POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENT EXCELS AT HOME, ON THE TRACK, AND IN THE FIELD

Bobby Webb, Political Science major, successfully balances his studies, athletics, and life at home.
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STUDENTS HONOR 226TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE US CONSTITUTION

ISU celebrates its rights- Indiana State celebrated Constitution Day with discussions on the First Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court, and a reading of the U.S. Constitution.
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POLI SCI FACULTY, STUDENT ENGAGE IN MEDICAL POLICY RESEARCH

Dr. Nathan Myers and Bobby Webb, a Poli Sci/Legal Studies double major, participated in a summer research project that examined federal informed consent laws related to health research and genetic information of patients.
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MPA ALUM SPEAKS AT COMMENCEMENT

Maggie Lewis, MPA alumna and President of the Indianapolis City-County Council, served as the Alumni Speaker at the May 2103 Commencement.
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News From 2012

MPA Alumna Providing leadership in nonprofit, local government

Maggie Lewis (MPA ’99) serves as the executive director of the Dove Recovery House in Indianapolis and as the president of the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County.
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Justice Noma Gurich receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Ms. Noma Gurich (’75) was recognized during Homecoming 2012.  She serves as a justice on the Oklahoma State Supreme Court.
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POLI SCI ALUM WAS FIRST JAPANESE GRADUATE OF ISU

Yasuke Kataoka, (BS ’61, MA ’64) visited campus during summer 2012, 50 years after he first graduated from ISU.
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Professor Predicts Obama to receive 51.3% popular vote

A forecast by Dr. Carl Klarner has President Barack Obama winning the White House again, but by a slimmer margin than before.
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students hear court of appeals case

An Indiana family brought their case before the Indiana Court of Appeals as ISU students and faculty watched.
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voter registration drive

The Student Government Association and the American Democracy Project surpassed its goal this week in the number of students that participated in voter registrations and address changes. 
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first amendment free food festival

The First Amendment Free Food Festival in which you "Eat Free or Live Free! You Can't Do Both".
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China Trip 2012

Dr. Chambers and Department Students on Biennial China Trip

Dr. Mike Chambers co-led the biennial study trip to China with faculty from Economics and Environmental Science.   Fifteen students participated in the trip, including four from the Poli Sci department.  In addition to Beijing and Shanghai, the study trip visited the Three Gorges region of the Yangzi River and the cities of Dalian and Shenyang in northeast China.
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DR. CARLOS ALZUGARAY TRETO SHARES INSIGHTS ON US-CUBAN RELATIONS WITH ISU STUDENTS

Dr. Alzugaray, a Professor at the University of Havana and a former diplomat in the Cuban foreign ministry, visited several classes and delivered a public presentation on the Cuban revolution and US-Cuban relations.
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News From 2011

Judge Robb delivers annual constitution day address

Margaret Robb, Chief Judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals, spoke to the ISU community as part of the 2011 Constitution Day commemoration.
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MPA GRAD CHARLYNN TURNER WINS DUNN MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP

Charlynn Turner, MPA '11, has been awarded a James H. Dunn Memorial Fellowship to work in the Illinois governor's office during 2011-2012.
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Senior Justin Todd Recognized for Service to Community

Justin Todd (Poli Sci and Legal Studies double major, Civic Leadership minor) was recently presented with the 2011 President’s Award for Civic and Community Leadership for his work with new and prospective students as well as the broader community.
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INdiana court of appeals makes annual visit

On March 24, 2011 the Indiana Court of Appeals made its annual visit to Indiana State University to hear oral arguments in an appeals case.  This year’s case concerned a conviction on felony sexual battery charges.  After the oral arguments, the judges and lawyers answered questions from students.
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Legal Studies Alum Witnesses Egyptian Democracy Movement

Sarah Christian, who graduated with a Legal Studies major in May 2010, has been interning at the American University in Cairo and was witness to the democracy movement in Egypt in January-February 2011.
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News From 2010

Winter 2010 Commencement News

Michael Scott, Jr. adds the President’s Medal for Leadership, Scholarship, and Service to his list of accolades
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Dr. Klarner’s Biennial Election Forecast Revealed

Dr. Carl Klarner has revealed his forecast for the upcoming state legislative elections.  The results of his forecast will be published in the October 2010 issue of  PS: Political Science and Politics.
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POLI SCI FACULTY VISIT CHINA DURING MAY 2010

Dr. Gaston Fernandez presented lectures on American democracy with Dr. Richard Schneirov (Hist) at Liaoning University in Shenyang, China during a week-long visit to ISU’s partner university.  Meanwhile, Dr. Mike Chambers led a two-week study tour of China for nine ISU students – including Poli Sci students Matt Huckleby and Justin Todd.

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Spring 2010 Commencement News

Legislative internship opens doors, possibilities for Legal Studies students

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Poli Sci’s Matt Huckleby Receives President’s Award for Civic and Community Leadership

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Poli Sci Alumna Anne Newton McFadden Receives GOLD Award from ISU

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News From 2009

Legal Studies Senior Recognized for Civic & Community Engagement

Analyssa Noe, a Legal Studies major with minors in Civic Leadership and Women's Studies, will receive the President's Award for Civic and Community Engagement at the Winter 2009 Commencement ceremony.

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Indiana Court of Appeals Visits ISU

The Indiana Court of Appeals visited ISU on October 20, 2009 as part of its "Appeals on Wheels" program.

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Political Science Students Serve at the Statehouse

Four political science students served as legislative assistants during the 2009 session of the Indiana General Assembly.  Students had the opportunity to assist legislators with many components of the law making process.  

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Poli Sci Provides Student, Alumni Commencement Speakers

Political Science was well represented on the platform during the May 2009 ISU Commencement.  Graduating Senior Sadie May Davis was the student speaker, and Roger Schmelzer (B.S. '79, MPA '81) was the alumni speaker.  Davis also received the Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Senior Award, and the John W. Moore Award as Outstanding Senior President's Scholar.

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