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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

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.

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