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December 12, 2014 Edition

I. Deadlines

a. Thesis/Dissertation/Graduation Deadlines

b. Spring Graduation Application - Jan. 19

II. Upcoming Events

a. Spring 2015 Registration continues

b. Responsible Conduct of Research - Jan. 28th

III. Job/Internship Opportunities

a. Research Assistant - CGS

IV. Fellowships/Scholarships/Awards

a. Variety of Democracies Post-Doc and Research Fellowships

V. Lectures and Speakers

a. RCR Forum Series

VI. Faculty & Graduate Student Publications

a. Eileen Setti, Graduate Student

b. Thomas Rhoden, Graduate Student

c. Michael Pomante, Graduate Student

d. Benjamin Bingle, Graduate Student

e. Iqra Anugrah, Graduate Student

f. Maureen Lowry-Fritz, Graduate Student

e. Nicole Loring, Graduate Student

VII. General Political Science Announcements

a. Graduate Student Travel Grants

VIII. Conferences/Call for Papers

a. CFP: Radical Democracy Conference, New York

b. CFP: Western Law's Interdisciplinary Conference, Ontario Canada

c. Cornell University - What's Hot in Southeast Asia"

IX. Other Opportunities

a. Relocations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World - Call for submissions

b. ISV Leadership volunteer project - Summer 2015

c. AAS Dissertation Workshop in Chicago


 


I. Deadlines

a. Thesis/Dissertation/Graduation Deadlines

If you are graduating, please be aware of deadlines for submitting thesis/dissertation paperwork. This table is posted on the Graduate School website at all times and lists future gradaution terms too.

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b. Spring Graduation Application - Jan. 19

If you are interested in a spring 2015 graduation, applications are being accepted via MyNIU thru January 19, 2015.  

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II. Upcoming Events

a. Spring 2015 Registration continues

Please register for your spring classes now. POLS 690 forms are available on the department website.  Go to the top of the A-Z index for these forms. 

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b. Responsible Conduct of Research - Human Subjects

The Responsible Conduct of Research, (RCR) Forum Series will host a talk on Human Subjects Research in the Heritage Room at the Holmes Student Center on January 28th.  See details.

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III. Jobs/Internship Opportunities

a. Research Assistant - CGS

The Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) is hiring a Research Assistant.  See job description.

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IV. Scholarships/Fellowships/Awards

a. Varieties of Democracies Post-doc and Research Fellowships

The V-Dem Institute has announced 4-6 openings for Post-doc/Research Fellowships in Political Science. Deadline for applications is January 23, 2015.  See website for details.

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V. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

a. RCR Forum Series

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Forum will be hosting a number of speaking events to promote graduate student professional development. The first event will be a talk on January 28th regarding Human Subjects Research. All events will meet in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center at noon. See details.

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VI. Faculty and Graduate Student Publications

a. Eileen Setti, Graduate Student

Eileen Setti has written a cover article, "The Future is Now, Creating the Sustainable Nonprofit" for the September issue of Peoria Magazine.

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b. Thomas Rhoden, Graduate Student

Thomas Rhoden has published an article in Democratization entitled "The Liberal in Liberal Democracy". View article.

Thomas also has two recent publications with academic online reviews.  "Atheism in Myanmar: The Case of Census Question #7" in The Indo-Pacific Review and  "Thailand's Oligarchs Are Fighting" in New Mandala.  

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c. Michael Pomante, Graduate Student

Michael J. Pomante II and Scot Schraufnagel have written a book entitled, Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration, 2014 Roman Littlefield.

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d. Benjamin Bingle, Graduate Student

Benjamin Bingle, Scot Schraufnagel, Micki Chulick and C. Kenneth Meter. 2013. "Unwelcome News: Nonprofit Scandal." In C. C. Kenneth Meter, Lance J. Noe, Garry Frank and Jeffrey A. Geerts, eds., Nonprofit Management and Leadership Case Studies. Des Moines: Millennium HRM Press.

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e. Iqra Anugrah, Graduate Student

Iqra Anugrah has a newly-published book chapeter in an edited volume on Asian Social Landscapes. The chapter is entitled "Ethno-religious Sentiments and Representations in the Dynamics of Jakarta's Urban Landscape". Edited by A. Mani and published by Swarnadvipa Publishing, Singapore.

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f. Maureen Lowry-Fritz, Graduate Student

Maureen Lowry Fritz, Dr. Scot Schraufnagel and Dr. Michael Buehler have written an article "Voter Turnout in Democratizing Southeast Asia: A Comparative Analysis of Electoral Participation in Five Countries."  Taiwan Journal of Democracy. Forthcoming July. 

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e. Nicole Loring, Graduate Student

Nicole Loring has a new publication in the Indio-Pacific Review entitled "Political Twist: A Combined Electoral System in Myanmar", December 2014.  

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VII. General Political Science Announcements

a. Graduate Student Travel Grants

Graduate students who will be traveling to professional meetings and conferences are encouraged to submit proposals to the Graduate School for travel funds assistance.  See proposal eligibility and application deadlines here.   

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VIII. Conferences/Call for Papers

a. CFP: Radical Democracy Conference, New York

The New School for Social Research in New York is accepting papers for their Fifth Annual Radical Democracy Conference. Deadline for paper and panel abstracts is January 25, 2015. See details.

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b. CFP: Western Law's Interdisciplinary Conference, Ontario Canada

Western Law University in Ontario, Canada is inviting students to submit papers for their spring conference in May. The theme is "Law: Helping Hand or Iron Fist?"  View submission details here.  Deadline for submission is January 15, 2015.

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c. Cornell University - "What's Hot in Southeast Asia"

Cornell University's Southeast Asia Program is accepting abstract submissions for their 17th Annual Graduate Conference next spring. The abstract submission deadline is Decmeber 15th and full papers are due February 15th. See details

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IX. Other Opportunities

a. Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World - Call for submissions

Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World is inviting submissions for a special issue in Spring 2015. This journal is a peer reviewed journal published online. Deadline for submission is December 15, 2014.  View details.  

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b. ISV Leadership volunteer project - Summer 2015

Travel oversees for free during summer 2015 and co-lead a group of students on an ISV Volunteer project. ISV is looking for graduate students to serve as University Leaders for a minimum of two weeks.  See details.

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c. AAS Dissertation Workshop in Chicago

The Association for Asian Studies is conducting a workshop called "Religion and the State in Asia" in Chicago next March.  It is intended to bring together doctoral students who are developing dissertation proposals.  Application deadline is January 5th.  See website for details.

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Last updated 11:20 a.m. 12.12.14