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Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, was established at the University of Texas in 1920. It is the only national honor society for college and university students of government. There are currently 621 chapters of Pi Sigma Alpha around the United States, including the Kappa Phi chapter at Grand Valley State University. http://www.apsanet.org/~psa/

Initiation into to Pi Sigma Alpha is a prestigious award for upper division students who have demonstrated consistent excellence in political science and related majors and minors. Initiation into Pi Sigma Alpha also establishes one's eligibility to participate in Pi Sigma Alpha scholarship and internship grant programs, and to publish research in the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics. For information about eligibility requirements and campus activities contact Paul J. Cornish, Advisor to the Kappa Phi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, at (616) 331-3502 or cornishp@gvsu.edu.

Spotlights

James Meernik

James Meernik

Political Science Professor

Abby Oliver

Abby Oliver

Abby Oliver Presents Honors Thesis Research at MPSA

Shaun Brodie

Shaun Brodie

Attorney for Social Security Administration

Ryan Meyer

Ryan Meyer

Advocacy Manager for HealthHIV and Manager for the National Coalition for LGBT Health

Rebekah Bailey

Rebekah Bailey

Attorney for State and Federal Employment Law

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News

Tim Zeeb

Tim Zeeb

October 31, 2017

We were thrilled to welcome our Distinguished Alumnus-in-Residence, Tim Zeeb.

PLS 325 Winter 2018

PLS 325 Winter 2018

October 16, 2017

PLS 325 Human Rights and Democracy in Russia and the Post-Communist World

Batchelder Scholarship Winners

Batchelder Scholarship Winners

May 19, 2017

Gabrielle Lewis and Estefany Paniagua-Pardo are the winners of the John T. Batchelder Scholarship.

PLS Excellence in a Discipline Award

PLS Excellence in a Discipline Award

May 12, 2017

Audrey Tappenden received the Excellence in a Discipline Award.

Alum Eri Veliaj Delivers Commencement Address

Alum Eri Veliaj Delivers Commencement Address

May 08, 2017

GVSU Political Science alumnus Eri Veliaj delivered the April Commencement address.

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Events

Paul B. Henry Congressional Internship Award on January 19, 2018

Paul B. Henry Congressional Internship Award

January 19, 2018 All Day

The Henry Internship places a GVSU student in the Washington, D.C. offices of one of Michigan’s U.S. Representatives or Senators during the spring/summer session. The Paul B. Henry...

Get out and Vote! on February 1, 2018

Democracy Fellow Intership

February 1, 2018 All Day

We are currently seeking 2 Democracy Fellows to assist with voter engagement efforts on campus. We are looking to have students selected by Feb. 1. Students would be paid a $1200 stipend and would...

PPLC Flyer on February 8, 2018

Public Policy and Leadership Conference

February 8, 2018 All Day

The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) seeks to provide students from underrepresented, underserved, low socioeconomic status areas access and opportunity to graduate programs focused on...

Outstanding Paper Award on March 13, 2018

Outstanding Paper Award

March 13, 2018 All Day

The Department of Political Science and International Relations program are holding our fifth annual Outstanding Paper Award competition. We invite all students who major or minor (including...

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