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Department of Political Science students represent student Marshals for Fall 2020 Commencement

Department of Political Science students represent student Marshals for Fall 2020 Commencement

Congratulations to the fall graduating class of 2020! We would like to recognize three of our outstanding International Politics students in the department representing their concurrent major as their student Marshal.   

Alejandra CastanedaSmeal College of Business student Marshal graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Management Information Systems and in International Politics, with minors in French and Francophone Studies and Global and International Studies.

Kelsey Bell, Bellisario College of Communications student Marshal graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Advertising/Public Relations, History, and International Politics, with a minor in Latin American Studies.

Kylie DunmireCollege of Information Sciences & Technology student Marshal graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Security and Risk Analysis and in International Politics. Kylie continues to pursue a master’s degree in the School of International Affairs through the Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate Program.

Professor Anthony Bertelli to deliver 2020 Herbert Simon Award Lecture

Professor Anthony Bertelli to deliver 2020 Herbert Simon Award Lecture

Anthony Bertelli, Douglas S. and Joyce L. Sherwin Chair in the College of the Liberal Arts Honoring Frank Whitmore and professor of public policy and political science, will present "Democracy Administered: Understanding the Role of Public Administration in Representative Government" for the Midwest Political Science Association’s 2020 Herbert Simon Award lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

An elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration, Bertelli has held faculty positions at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, Bocconi University in Italy, the University of Southern California, the University of Georgia, Texas A&M, and the University of Kentucky.

A prolific author and scholar, he has published six books and more than sixty articles on policy, public administration, international policy, and political science. He is the senior executive editor of the Journal of Public Policy and serves on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Political Science Research and Methods.

See full story: https://news.psu.edu/story/638185/2020/11/06/public-events/anthony-bertelli-deliver-2020-herbert-simon-award-lecture-nov

Beta Pi Chapter receives Pi Sigma Alpha's Best Chapter Award for 2019-2020

Beta Pi Chapter receives Pi Sigma Alpha's Best Chapter Award for 2019-2020

Congratulations to the Beta Pi Chapter who has been chosen to receive one of Pi Sigma Alpha's Best Chapter Awards for the third year in a row. The team's hard work and dedication has created a thriving and successful chapter. The awards are intended to recognize local chapters that are particularly active in their departments and universities and exhibit high levels of energy and creativity in furthering the goals of the honor society. The award carries a cash prize.

Genevievre Miller wins Stand Up award

Genevievre Miller wins Stand Up award

Congratulations to Genevievre Miller who won Rock Ethics Institute's Stand Up award. Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute (REI) has presented its Stand Up Awards to four undergraduate students in recognition of their ethical leadership. The REI created the Stand Up Awards in 2008 to honor Penn State Students who demonstrate the courage to stand behind a cause, idea or belief as they exhibit ethical leadership on campus and in the community. See full story

Political Science Alumnus Larry Seamans helps the homeless in Boston

Political Science Alumnus Larry Seamans helps the homeless in Boston

Seamans is the chief executive officer of FamilyAid Boston, one of the first homeless aid organizations in the country. Where he refocuses the agency’s priorities to make sure children are also receiving educational support and more in addition to the normal services provided by the shelter. See full story:  https://news.psu.edu/story/625917/2020/07/16/political-science-alumnus-helps-care-boston-homeless-%E2%80%94-now-more-ever