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

Reginald Oates

Reginald Oates

Program Evaluator for Government-funded Programs

Jeanine Anderson

Jeanine Anderson

Assistant DA in New York

Dorothy Sewe

Dorothy Sewe

Aids Refugee Relocation Efforts

Mike Kolehouse

Mike Kolehouse

Political Organizer Founds Consulting Firm

Megan Koops Fisher

Megan Koops Fisher

Community Outreach Program Manager for Ready for School

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News

Research Student Position at GVSU's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Research Student Position at GVSU's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

October 07, 2014

The Johnson Center for Philanthropy is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to assist in its community-based research and evaluation projects.

Myott ('09) Represents Couple in Gay Marriage Suit

Myott ('09) Represents Couple in Gay Marriage Suit

June 25, 2014

Attorney Stephanie Myott ('09) recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of her clients who want the State of Michigan to recognize their out-of-state marriage

GVSU Team Wins World Quest 2014

GVSU Team Wins World Quest 2014

May 09, 2014

PIC Corp Team wins the 2014 World Quest competition hosted by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan

PLS 339 Comparative Democratization

PLS 339 Comparative Democratization

May 07, 2014

PLS 339 offered this fall semester, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

PLS Students Present at Student Scholars Day 2014

PLS Students Present at Student Scholars Day 2014

May 07, 2014

Samuel Hannah, Marc Plooster, and Marissa Swartz participate in Student Scholars Day

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Events

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Comparative Philanthropy

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Comparative Philanthropy

November 1, 2014 All Day

Join Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams (Associate Professor, Political Science), recipient of GVSU’s Mawby Fellowship for 2014-15, in a project comparing the philanthropic cultures of Grand Rapids and...

Free LSAT Practice

Free LSAT Practice

November 1, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kaplan is hosting a Free LSAT Practice Test Here's the link where student can sign up: http://bit.ly/TheGoodLifeStartsHereWestMI   They can also visit: http://www.kaptest.com/pages/practice Date:...

Election Night Watch Party

Election Night Watch Party

November 4, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Election Night Watch Party Tuesday, Nov. 4 7-9 p.m., Mary I. Pew Library Multipurpose room (LIB 030)   Join fellow Political Science and International Relations students to watch the results...

Connected by Coffee: The Future of Fair Trade

Connected by Coffee: The Future of Fair Trade

November 5, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Coffee consumers are increasingly interested in how the coffee they drink impacts the livelihoods of coffee farmers and their environment. Mr. Treter will present “Connected by Coffee: The future...

A Sustainable Future for Micronesia: The World Park Project

A Sustainable Future for Micronesia: The World Park Project

November 5, 2014 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Honorable John Ehsa, Governor of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, will discuss the World Park Project in Micronesia. This event is LIB 100 approved. Sponsored by GVSU's...

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