Current Affairs Club

Voter Registration Drive sponsored by Current Affairs Club and Pre-Law Club!
published: 03-13-2012

As P Diddy says, "Vote or Die!"

The Current Affairs Club and the Pre-Law Club are co-sponsoring a voter registration drive. Voter registration materials will be distributed in Padua Lounge on March 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 21 between the hours of 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. Voter registration forms and absentee ballot request forms will also be available on the Center for the Study of Government and Law table near Scotus 316.

Students can register to vote in their home counties or they can register to vote locally. The Pennsylvania residency requirement for voting purposes is 30 days. You can register to vote by mail. To do so, pick up a form, complete it, and send it to the Voter Registration Office (in your home county or in Cambria County, depending upon where you want to be registered). Registration forms must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on March 26, 2012 for you to be able to vote in the primary. Keep in mind that Pennsylvania is a “closed” primary state. Only Democrats can vote in the Democratic primary and only Republicans can vote in the Republican primary.

If you are already registered to vote back home and want to request an absentee ballot, you can do that by mail as well. Pick up a form, complete it, and send it to your County Election Board. It must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2012.

If you are not a Pennsylvania resident, consult the Rock-the-Vote web site ( for additional information.

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

Watch this video to find out: HiPS Awesomeness






Internship Experiences
published: 02-07-2011

Internship Stories in Public Affairs and Public Service

A CES event

Thursday, February 10


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


The History and Political Science Department

The Current Affairs Club

Welcome Back! And Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events
published: 01-14-2011

Welcome to Spring Semester 2011!  Even though SFU DOES have classes on the holiday celebrating Dr. King, HiPS faculty encourage you to attend the following events commemorating his legacy.  All events take place on Monday, January 17th.

Caps for Good – Community Service

Work on knitting project to benefit Save the Children.  Disepio Center, Room 211, 10am-2pm

Letter from the Birmingham Jail Discussion

Join the SFU Philosophical Society to discuss Dr. King’s famous letter.  Raymond Hall Conference Room, 4:15pm.

Here the Words of Dr. King

Agape Ecumenical Chapel

Keynote Presentation – “The Road to Freedom”

A live multimedia presentation that touches on the stories of Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and many others.  CES credit available.

7pm JFK Auditorium