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Welcome to all alumni!
Political science majors are accomplishing incredible things in Michigan and all around the world. We love to hear from you! If you'd be interested in being featured in one of our spotlights, send an email to email@example.com with a picture and some or all of the following:
- Name, major(s), minor(s) (optional), and year of graduation from GVSU:
- Describe your accomplishment (education, work, voluntarism, etc.), and optionally, anything you did previously (just a couple of sentences or as much as a page):
- Anything you’d like to mention about how your classes, professors or activities at GVSU prepared you for your current path (optional):
If you are looking to make contact with fellow alumni, check out the GVSU PLS and IR alumni Facebook group.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Joshua Lunger, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.
Periodically, the Political Science Department is asked by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to invite a Political Science or International Relations alumnus to campus for the Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence program. The program provides a venue for departments to invite outstanding alumni back to campus to share their post-graduation experiences with the GVSU community. Through the program, our distinguished alumni have the opportunity to share their insights about what constitutes strong academic preparation for students.
Political Science and International Relations Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence:
James Spaanstra 2005
Edward Cardenas 2006
Bob Monaghan 2007
James Meernik 2010
Nerina Cevra 2012
Richard Damstra 2015
Tim Zeeb 2017
Alan Dunklow 2019
February 23, 2020
Outstanding Paper Award Submissions Due by Thursday, March 12
February 10, 2020
Scholarship Opportunities for 2020-21 for Political Science and International Relations Students
February 04, 2020
Student scholarship winners meet with donor Tim Zeeb.
January 20, 2020
Tutors can help with content questions, study strategies, and exam review. Please visit www.gvsu.edu/tc to sign up & request a tutor. WHERE: Tutoring Center 11015 Residence Drive 201 Kliener Commons Or TBD by tutor at an on-campus location
December 20, 2019
Professors Mark Richards and Yi Zhao teamed up for a research project on how the legal concept of the public figure, central to libel cases in the U.S., has now spread to the Chinese legal system.
April 8, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Global Express is a public forum on global affairs and current events on Wednesdays through the winter semester. Join us on April 8 when Dr. Hermann Kurthen, Professor of Sociology talks about...
April 15, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Global Express is a public forum on global affairs and current events on Wednesdays through the winter semester. Join us on April 15 when Dr. David Alvarez, Professor of English, talks...