Political Science

Dr. Melusky publishes article on standards of decency and methods of execution
published: 02-17-2012

Dr. Joseph Melusky, Professor of Political Science and Director of the SFU Center for the Student of Government and Law, had a paper published in National Social Science Proceedings, Volume 46, Number 2 (2011). The paper is entitled, “From Burning at the Stake to Lethal Injection: Evolving Standards of Decency and Methods of Execution.” Dr. Melusky also served as a pre-publication reviewer for a proposed article about Pennsylvania’s Winner-Take-All Allocation of Electoral Votes, Commonwealth (2012).


How awesome is the SFU HiPS department?
published: 10-28-2011

Watch this video to find out: HiPS Awesomeness

 

 

 

 

 


Congratulations and best of luck to Katie Lawson and Allison Gauthier!
published: 04-27-2011

Kathryn Lawson, a Political Science/Political Communications Major and the 2010 Eppard Scholar and Intern, will be pursuing her Masters Degree in Public Administration at Shippensburg University this fall.

Allison Gauthier, a double major in Political Science and English, was accepted into the Teach for America Program and will be teaching in Mississippi.


faculty paper presentations
published: 04-26-2011

Dr. Joseph Melusky, Professor of Political Science and Director of the SFU Center for the Study of Government and Law, attended the National Social Science Association’s National Technology and Social Science Conference. This 27th National Meeting was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 17 through 19, 2011. Dr. Melusky presented a paper entitled, “From Burning at the Stake to Lethal Injection: Evolving Standards of Decency and Methods of Execution.”

Dr. Denise Holladay Damico, Assistant Professor of History, presented a paper, entitled “Wet Dreams: New Mexico’s Corporate Irrigation Boom and Bust,” at the American Society for Environmental History annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 16, 2011.


HiPS end of year reception – April 26th
published: 04-18-2011

Reminder for those who have rsvp’d to Ms. Linda Kline:

April 26th, 4pm-6pm

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art


Congratulations to Hist/PoliSci major Andy McKee!
published: 03-14-2011

McKee has been accepted into the M.A. program in Religious Studies at University of Missouri and has been published in SFU’s research journal, Spectrum.  Check out Spectrum here.


More on PoliSci major Brittany Shaulis’ Intrepid grant project
published: 02-16-2011

Brittany Shaulis, PoliSci major and recipient of the Intrepid grant

Brittany writes, “My project coincides with an Independent Study course that is focused on animal rights literature. I will be traveling to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glenn, N.Y., the country’s leading sanctuary for abused farm animals, to volunteer my time with their organization. I will be combining all of my experiences into a portfolio that showcases the importance of organizations like Farm Sanctuary.”


Internship Experiences
published: 02-07-2011

Internship Stories in Public Affairs and Public Service

A CES event

Thursday, February 10

7:00pm

Sullivan 112

Mr. Andrew Brown, Ms. Kathryn Lawson, and Mr. Andrew McKee, majors in the History and Political Science Department will talk about their internship experiences in Washington, DC during the summer of 2010.

They will share their experiences and provide advice on how best to prepare for an internship in public affairs and public service and how to get the most out of them.

  • Mr. Andrew Brown, a double major in History and Political Science completed his internship with the United States Department of Commerce.
  • Ms. Kathryn Lawson, a Political Science major and the 2010 recipient of the Ann Eppard Memorial Scholarship and Congressional Internship, completed her internship in the Washington, DC office of Congressman Bill Shuster.
  • Mr. Andrew McKee, a double major in History and Political Science, completed his internship with the United States Navy’s Naval History & Heritage Command.

Community Enrichment Series Credit is available

Sponsors:

The History and Political Science Department

The Current Affairs Club


Congrats to Intrepid Grant recipients!
published: 01-27-2011

Majoring in History or PoliSci for fun and profit…

Congrats to our own Katie Dacanay, History/Math Secondary Education major, and Brittany Shaulis, PoliSci major, for being two of the recipients of the inaugural Intrepid grant.  Students interested in pursuing independent research – and getting travel expenses etc. funded by the School of Arts and Letters – can learn more about the Intrepid grant at the School’s home page.


Dr. Melusky attends Pre-Law Advisors Workshop
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HiPS’ own Dr. Joseph Melusky, Professor of Political Science and Director of the SFU Center for the Study of Government and Law, participated in a Pre-Law Advisors Workshop in Philadelphia on January 25-26, 2011. The program was sponsored by the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University.  If you are thinking of attending law school, make certain you get to know Dr. Melusky!


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