Category: Political Science

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

SIUE students share volunteer experience during Bernie Sanders' rally

SIUE students share volunteer experience during Bernie Sanders’ rally

Shortly before Spring Break, Paige Cooper and Haley Schlecht received a welcome opportunity when they learned through the College of Democrats and SIUE student government that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders would be holding a campaign rally at the Vadalabene Center on March 4.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd of supporters outside […]

Annual ethics bowl challenges area high school students on moral and social problems

Annual ethics bowl challenges area high school students on moral and social problems

SIUE’s Lyceum club hosted its second annual High School ethics bowl Saturday, and the event has continued to grow in less than a year since its inception.
Members of the Collinsville High School team discuss their response during the final round of the 2016 High School Ethics Bowl at the Engineering Building Saturday. The event was […]

Students, faculty participate in first Black Lives Matter conference

Students, faculty participate in first Black Lives Matter conference

SIUE students, faculty and local community members convened at the Morris University Center on Jan. 20 to discuss polarizing and controversial topics for SIUE’s first Black Lives Matter Conference.
Senior psychology major Melvina Chaney speaks on the student panel during the Black Lives matter conference Jan. 20 at the Morris University Center. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
The […]

SIUE Mass Communications professor honored at MLK Luncheon

SIUE Mass Communications professor honored at MLK Luncheon

SIUE’s Martin Luther King Luncheon on Jan. 20 served as a reminder that certain aspects of his life must not be forgotten.
Dr. Musonda Kapatamoyo, Mass Communications professor, receives the Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Humanitarian Award on Jan. 20. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
Dr. King’s activism, and his call to Americans of any race to act […]

Stellar Student: Isabel Gonzales

Stellar Student: Isabel Gonzales

Someday, Isabel Gonzales hopes to inspire university students the same way she was inspired when she took an Introduction to International Relations course.
Isabel Gonzales, a senior political science major hopes earn a PhD and teach at the university level. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
The Political Science class taught by associate professor Denise DeGarmo, motivated Gonzales to […]

Coast Salish Carver Felix Solomon presents his artwork and wisdom

Coast Salish Carver Felix Solomon presents his artwork and wisdom

The Center for Spirituality & Sustainability presented master carver Felix Solomon on Nov. 4 to discuss the cultural and aesthetic interpretation of his artwork rooted in Native American ancestral traditions.
Felix Solomon is an active member of the Lummi Nation and one of the only master carvers worldwide who carries forward the ancestral carving tradition of […]

Palestinian scholar presents research on Palestinians in Israel

Palestinian scholar presents research on Palestinians in Israel

Areej Sabbagh-Khoury will present at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 19, on “The Palestinian Citizens of Israel between the history and the present,” in the MUC Meeting Room A.
Department of Political Science professor Laurie Rice helped organize Areej Sabbagh-Khoury's presentation on "The Palestinian Citizens of Israel between the history and the present."
Sabbagh-Khoury is a researcher […]

DeGarmo and Flaherty research on hip-hop as a means of expression and resistance

DeGarmo and Flaherty research on hip-hop as a means of expression and resistance

While traditionally associated with protesting oppression and lack of opportunity, hip-hop has also been adopted by socially marginalized groups worldwide as a means of expression, according to political science professor Anne Flaherty.
Palestinian rappers Tamer Nafar and Mahmoud Jreri performing. Photo courtesy of Claudia Espinosa
Department of Political Science Chair Denise DeGarmo studied how Palestine’s hip-hop draws […]

Harris’ research makes visible African American women’s contribution in the development of activist traditions

Harris’ research makes visible African American women’s contribution in the development of activist traditions

African-American women played an integral and central role in the development of a long- standing activist tradition in the U.S., according to historical studies professor Jessica Harris.
History professor Jessica Harris' book “Before the Panthers: Black Women, Tempered Radicalism and the Fight for Racial Justice in Oakland, California, 1900-1940” will be published next year.
Harris’ research on […]

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