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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

Ryan Meyer

Ryan Meyer

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

Selma Tucker

Selma Tucker

Grad Works for City of Grand Rapids

Richard Damstra

Richard Damstra

Foreign Service Office, U.S. Department of State

Mike Kolehouse

Mike Kolehouse

Political Organizer Founds Consulting Firm

Nick Girimont

Nick Girimont

1L at MSU College of Law

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News

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.

Midwest Model EU

Midwest Model EU

May 08, 2017

GVSU Delegation Attends Midwest Model European Union.

Jessica Baniukaitis Wins PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

Jessica Baniukaitis Wins PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

April 10, 2017

Jessica Baniukatis's paper, "Saakashvili the State-Builder: Establishing State Capacity and its Consequences for Democratization in Georgia" has been selected as the Outstanding Paper written in 2016.

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Events

Civicize.me on September 27, 2017

CIVICIZE ME BACKYARD CIVICS 101

September 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Presenter: Shannon Garrett, SMG Strategies The decisions of your local governments impact your life daily – from roads to schools to the color of your house. Backyard Civics 101 will demystify...

Never Let Me Go on October 12, 2017

Human Rights Pizza & Movie Night : "Never Let Me Go"

October 12, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths.This movie poses the fundamental question: What makes us human? Kathy,Tommy and Ruth live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us,...

Miller Johnson Attorneys and Counselors Logo on October 16, 2017

Miller Johnson Pre-Law Student Intern

October 16, 2017 All Day

Miller Johnson Pre-Law Student Intern – Winter 2018 Program Description Miller Johnson partners with Grand Valley State University to provide an academic semester-long internship opportunity...

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