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March 2014

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

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