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Congratulations, Grads!

On Saturday, 14 December 2013, the Department of Government graduated 33 of our students across the Political Science, Paralegal Studies, and MPA programs.  Congratulations to the graduates of the Fall class of 2013.  We look forward to seeing great things from you.

Meet Glenn Rainey

EKU’s Master of Public Administration was the first of its kind in the state of Kentucky.  It has always been focused on combining the practice and the study of public administration.  In 1972, five years after the program started, Dr.

Meet Matthew Howell

Dr. Matthew Howell did not start his career planning to be a college professor, but now that he is a professor, he can’t imagine a better job.  As someone who always enjoyed teaching and learning and studying –a University employs him to do what he would have wanted to do anyway.  This week we sat down with Dr. Howell to learn more about him.

Meet Linda Wimberly

The paralegal world is always changing.  New technology, new laws, and new procedures mean that it is very difficult to learn how to be a paralegal from reading a book.  Students have to learn by doing, and it helps when the instructor is an experienced lawyer.  Dr.

Meet Joe Gershtenson

As a regional comprehensive school, EKU tries to get involved with the communities in our service region –helping communities with problems, finding ways our students can improve their homes, and generally being good guests of our host cities.  In the Department of Government, Dr. Joe Gershtenson is the man behind our outreach.  This week we sat down with Dr.

Meet Anne Cizmar

As the resident Americanist in the Department of Government, Dr. Anne Cizmar teaches a wide range of American politics classes.  From introduction and orientation to campaigns and elections, if it’s American politics, Dr. Cizmar teaches it all—except the judiciary.  This week, we sat down with Dr. Cizmar to learn more about her.

2013 e-CACTUS Launches

On Thursday, October 17, the 2013 e-CACTUS (POL 301) held its opening ceremonies in Combs Hall.  Originally developed as a way to encourage critical and creative thinking, informed deliberation, and clear communication to the community, the Citizens’ Assembly for Critical Thinking about the United States brings students from across the campus together to learn, debate, and propose so

Meet Jane Rainey

Dr. Jane Rainey has had a varied career at EKU.  Since coming to EKU as a newly-minted Sovietologist, she has seen the Soviet Union collapse, interest in Russia rise and fall, and found new areas of interest for teaching and research as the world changes.  This week, we sat down with Dr. Rainey to learn more about her.


RICHMOND, Ky. – A team from Eastern Kentucky University finished fifth in the Arch Invitational Mock Trial Tournament in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 19-20.

Meet Steve Barracca

Professor Steve Barracca got interested in politics by watching world events, and he was infuriated by what he saw.  Years later, he began to research, learn, and teach as a way to make the world a better place.  This week, we sat down with Professor Barracca to learn more about him.

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