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Closing Ceremonies Spring 2014

Robert L. Kline Award Eastern Kentucky University Department of Government

As the spring semester for 2014 closes, the Department of Government hosts, or is part of, a number of events to recognize excellence in the past academic year and celebrate our accomplishments.

EKU Department of Government Campus Speakers Retrospective

EKU Department of Government Campus Speakers Retrospective

The Department of Government at EKU engages a number of people in the campus life.  This spring, the Department has hosted Robert Hill to talk about capital court cases, and also hosted several events for First Amendment Week.

EKU Department of Government goes to Washington

Last week, the Department of Government took 24 students on an active student learning trip to Washington, D.C. About half of the students were from the POL 341: Legislatures and Legislation course taught every spring by Dr. Cizmar. This is her third year leading the trip. Students in the honors program taking class with President Benson and Congressman Barr also attended the trip. Dr.


The White House has taken on a maroon hue this spring.

Seth Henderson, Berea, a senior political science and criminal justice major at Eastern Kentucky University, was selected to serve a 14-week internship in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence.

The Research of the Department of Government

Most people think of universities as exclusively teaching institutions.  While EKU is primarily a teaching institutions, the faculty and students of the Department of Government also try to discover new things no one has ever thought about through research.  In the grand tradition of the scientific method, they then spread that information to others to be tested and built upon.

Department of Government Recognizes Fall 2013 Standouts

Last year the Department of Government started a new tradition: recognizing standout students from each class at a small ceremony.  This semester, the reception was held on February 12 in the Beckham Hall Lobby.  Amid donuts, coffee, and faculty made muffins and banana bread, each faculty member gave a short description of why each student had added to their class.  Some asked go

EKU Mock Trial Racks up Early Wins

Since returning from the winter break, the Eastern Kentucky University Mock Trial Team has had a string of successes and adventures.  In late January, the Mocklets traveled to Nashville, Tennessee for the Commodore Classic at Vanderbilt University.  Despite a broken water main that deprived the team of water in the morning, they still placed 6th.  The team then travell

Welcome Back for Spring 2014

The Department of Government is happy to be back for the Spring Semester 2014.  Despite the snow, our faculty have been busy preparing for their classes and getting ready to meet their students.

We've also got a new look for the homepage, and we'll be updating you on events in the department throughout the semester.

Faculty Attend the Southern Political Science Association Meeting in New Orleans

From January 8 to January 11, 2014; six faculty from the Department of Government attended the 85th Annual Southern Political Science Association Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.  SPSA is one of several regional political science conferences held every year, and is an opportunity for students, scholars, and practitioners from across the region, country, and world to come together to shar

Happy Holidays from the Department of Government

Before you go home for the holiday break, the Department of Government would like to crave your momentary indulgence in order to discharge a by no means disagreeable obligation which has, over the years, become more or less established practice in departmental service as we approach the terminal period of the year — calendar, of course, not financial — and submit to you, with all ap

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