May 07, 2015
On the evening of May 5, Political Science held a banquet honoring Spring 2015 graduates and current and new members of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science national honor society. Held at Usher’s House in Moorhead, the event celebrated the Political Science and International Studies programs 18 seniors who are graduating. MSUM Political Science also inducted 8 new members to the Alpha Eta Mu Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. Read the rest of this entry →
April 17, 2015
Twenty-one students represented MSUM at the 2015 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference, hosted by the University of Wisconsin La Crosse April 9th through 12th, 2015. They were advised by Dr. Andrew Conteh and led by Model UN President Uchenna Onyeama. The team received several awards: Read the rest of this entry →
December 01, 2014
2014-2015 Religious Studies Speaker Series
Wednesday December 3 7pm @ Langseth Hall 118
Dr. Margaret Sankey, Political Science
God’s Flag is Flying And We Are Wanted’: Religious Propaganda and World War I
October 24, 2014
Dr. Steven Bolduc participated in the North Dakota Governor’s History Conference on Saturday, October 18, in Bismarck, ND. Bolduc’s and Dr. Amy Phillips’ (director of the Minot State University Social Work program at NDSU and former MSUM professor) invited presentation, “Special Delivery: The Significance of the Post Office in Rural North Dakota Communities,” surveyed some highlights of a yearlong series of interviews with postal employees and community members in small, rural ND cities. The presentation included photographs of post office buildings and portraits of interviewees by Wayne Gudmundson (MSUM professor emeritus)
April 22, 2014
Come to CMU 205 today to watch a lecture on World War I and its impact on Diversity today! Presented by Dr. Margaret Sankey from the Political Science Department. Free admission. Part of Diversity Week sponsored by Student Senate and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion!
April 16, 2014
On April 3-6, a delegation of 18 students participated in the annual Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference, held this year at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Representing Nigeria, Kenya, Greece, and the Philippines, MSUM students excelled in committee discussions on a wide array of topics ranging from the crises in Ukraine and Syria, to economic and humanitarian aid, to environmental issues such as drought and desertification. With our very own Dr. Andrew Conteh serving as General Assembly President, MSUM students passed resolutions on many such issues, educated themselves on the dilemmas of countries across the globe, and became familiar with the world of international politics. Read the rest of this entry →
March 19, 2014
Student to present on water resource sharing
Sophomore Jordan Pinneke is the epitome of the phrase, “so much to do, so little time.”
Whether it is with her secretarial position for the Sustainable Campus Initiative Committee, her job as an administrative assistant at the Office of Campus Sustainability, working as an RA on campus, or as a desk attendant at the Recreation and Outing Center, Pinneke rarely has a spare moment.
On top of it all, the international studies and sustainability major found time to do research outside of class, and will present at the MSUM and State Student Academic Conferences April 14 and 15. Read the rest of this entry →
March 03, 2014
Dr. Andrew Conteh, Political Science, and Dr. Bruce Roberts, Anthropology/Earth Science, represented MSUM at the Global Pedagogy Symposium at St. Cloud State University February 28 – March 1. The goal of this forum was to facilitate the exchange of ideas and insights into what works well in teaching about global issues. Sponsored by the Global Studies Program at St. Cloud State University and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), it involved faculty from across the MNSCU system – St. Cloud State University, Winona State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, St. Cloud Community and Technical College, Riverland Community College, and Central Lakes College – as well as Western Michigan University and Portland State University. Alberto Fierro Garza, Head of the Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, also addressed the gathering. Read the rest of this entry →
February 03, 2014
By Marie Veillette
“There hasn’t been a time that I did not want to be a professor,” said Dr. Margaret Sankey political science professor. “I’ve always loved reading, writing and doing research.”
Sankey has been a professor at MSUM since 2002, but she did not originally start out in the political science department.
Holding her PhD in history, Sankey was asked by the university to develop classes that were more military history orientated. She then began her career as a political science professor and has never looked back. Read the rest of this entry →
January 15, 2014
Joshua Gates, Political Science Cum Laude, Spring 2013, landed a prestigious summer internship with the Curatorial Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, working with the museum’s exhibitions, acquisitions, and the national collection. This fall he’ll attend the University of (Newark) Delaware to pursue a master’s degree in historic preservation and a certificate in museum studies. Read the rest of this entry →
December 17, 2013
Good luck and come back and see us sometime.
Political Science Department Faculty and Staff