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March 26, 2012 Edition

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I. General Political Science Announcements

a. Study Abroad Oxford

b. POLS-SAC Applications Being Accepted

c. Online Fall 2012 Courses

II. General University Announcements

a. Career Services Retail Leadership Expo

III. Student Kudos

IV. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

a. Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars Lecture

V. Internships

a. Internship Opportunities with Sen. Mark Kirk

b. Paid Undergrad Internship

VI. Scholarship and Fellowships

a. Department of Political Science Engaged Learning Scholarship

VII. Clubs and Organizations

a. Model United Nations (MUN) Mini-Conference

VIII. Other Announcements

a. The Charles Koch Institute announces opportunities

b. Volunteer opportunity with Gambino campaign

c. Pathway to Civility National Conference of College Leaders

IX. Faculty Publications

a. Dr. Rebecca Hannagan

b. Dr. Larry Arnhart


 


I. General Political Science Announcements 

a. Study Abroad Oxford

Applications are being accepted for study abroad in Oxford with Dr. Scot Schraufnagel.  Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!  Click here for the information packet and the application.

b. POLS-SAC Applications Being Accepted

To represent one of the undergraduate emphases or serve as an at-large member of POLS-SAC, a student must be a political science major with at least sophomore status.  Interested students must complete and submit a self-nomination form to the department office (ZH 415) by April 23, 2012.

c. Online Fall 2012 Courses

The department will offer POLS 260-3 Introduction to Comparative Politics with Dr. Michael Clark, and POLS 306-1 The Mass Media in American Politics with Dr. Art Ward, online for fall.  To find these courses in MyNIU, go to Class Search, select term, select Additional Search Criteria, and select Online in the Mode of Instruction field.  If you need assistance, call Pam at 815-753-1015.  Please note, there will be one on-campus meeting during finals week.

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II. General University Announcements 


a. Career Services Retail Leadership Expo

The average retail starting salary for NIU grads in 2010 was $41,540.  Retail hires from all majors.  In a struggling economy, retail is a great opportunity!  2nd Annual Retail Leadership Expo, 3/29, HSC Ellington Ballroom, 5-8 p.m.  Register at www.retail.niu.edu.  Flyer.

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III. Student Kudos!

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IV. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

a. Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars Lecture

"Liberating Libya, Strangling Syria: Intervening for Human Rights and Protection" presented by Dr. George Lopez of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.  Thursday, 3/29/12, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Sky Room of HSC.  View flyer.

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V. Internships

a. Internship Opportunities with Sen. Mark Kirk

Sen. Mark Kirk has several opportunities for student internships in Chicago, Springfield, and D.C.  More information is available at http://kirk.senate.gov/pdfs/Intern5.pdf.

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b.Paid Undergrad Internship

Democracy Matters Institute is accepting applications for an internship position on campus. Visit their website for details.  Apply online.

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VI. Scholarship and Fellowships

a. Department of Political Science Engaged Learning Scholarship - 4/5/12

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship which will benefit 6 recipients in the amount of $500 each to help defray the costs associated with engaged learning opportunities (study abroad, internships, independent studies).  DEADLINE: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 4:30 p.m. Details and application here.

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VII. Clubs and Organizations

a. Model United Nations (MUN) Mini-Conference

Sunday, April 15th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the HSC Heritage Room.  The NIU Model United Nations Club will host a mini-Model UN conference.  Learn about the workings of the UN General Assembly and how to debate a global issue.  For more information, contact hhan2@niu.edu.

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VIII. Other Announcements 

a. The Charles Koch Institute announces opportunities

The Charles Koch Institute has compiled a list of opportunities for students including internships, jobs, web resources, seminars and organizations. Interested studentes can contact Stephen Sweet, Program Coordinator for Recruiting, by filling out this form.  View the pamphlet listing all these opportunities here.

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b. Volunteer opportunity with Gambino campaign

Frank Gambino is running for State Senator in the 34th District and looking for NIU political students as volunteers for the remainder of the spring semester and upcoming summer and fall 2012 semesters.  If you're interested, contact Jason Leviskas, Campaign Manager, at gambinocampaign@gmail.com or 815-637-0173.

c. Pathway to Civility National Conference of College Leaders

The Center for Political Participation (CPP) at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., is hosting Pathway to Civility: A National Conference of College Leaders, May 15-17, 2012.

This conference is designed to enhance respectful political dialogue on college and university campuses, and to help student leaders understand the importance of civil political engagement.

Students will participate in a host of activities designed to broaden perspectives regarding political activism and compromise and hear from recognized political figures, high-profile journalists, and leading scholars. They also will have the opportunity to socialize with peers from across the nation and from across the “partisan divide.”

For further details, visit http://sites.allegheny.edu/pathwaytocivility/.

 

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IX. Faculty Publications

a. Dr. Rebecca Hannagan

Congratulations on the publication of Data, Methods, and Theoretical Implications recently published in PS: Political Science & Politics, Volume 45, Issue 02, April 2012, pp 232-237.

b. Dr. Larry Arnhart

Neal Gabler features Dr. Larry Arnhart in The Weird World of Biopolitics, an article you will not want to miss.

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Last updated 9:44 a.m.  3.26.12