Dr. Mark Rushefsky, Professor of Political Science, MPA Program Director, and co-author of Health Care Politics and Policy in America was interviewed on KSMU recently about the Affordable Care Act for the program Making Democracy Work. Listen to the story below:
Dr. Ashley Leinweber attend the African Studies Association Annual Conference which was held in Baltimore, MD in November. In the photo below, Ashley is holding a book that she has written a chapter for. Entitled The Power of Gender, The Gender of Power: Women’s Labor, Rights, and Responsibilities in Africa, the book is available from Africa World Press.
Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) advisor, Dr. Kevin Pybas, received the Faculty Advisor for Excellence Award from the Professional Fraternity Association (PFA). The award is given to a current faculty member who has achieved an exemplary relationship with the students of a fraternity. The PFA represents over 100,000 undergraduate and graduate students on over 1,000 campuses across the nation and supports 30 fraternal member groups.
The Political Science Department presents a week-long examination of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its impact on American life. Speakers and panelists, including curators from the Sixth Floor Museum in Dealey Plaza, will present their analysis of the assassination from historical, political, and media perspectives.
Here the Warren Commission presents its findings to President Johnson:
See attached flyer for a schedule of events and contact information. ShotsHeardRound
For an interview with event sponsor, Dr. Brian Calfano, see video below
Join us on November 15th for a panel discussion on changes in the Middle East. Panelists from Missouri State, Drury, and the University of Arkansas will address the impact of the Arab Spring on the region and U. S. policy. For a KSMU interview with the panel organizer, Dr. David Romano, you can listen here:
Dr. Gordon Friedman, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, recently published an article in Barr’s Post Card News and Ephemera. Alumni will remember Gordon as an avid deltiologist.
As Gordon notes in his article, “Mom and Pop motels are still around; including quite a few on Route 66, but there seem to be fewer each year. But there are still lots of older motel cards out there to buy and trade and the unexpected card that turns up adds to the fun of collecting.” The best example of the latter was the “visitor who wrote a note saying she had struck a match to light the oven and ‘it exploded and I lost my eye lashes and brows.’”
A selection of cards from Gordon’s personal collection that accompanied the article are below:
Join the staff of the Career Center on November 8th at 1:15 in PSU 313 as they present career exploration panels. You will be able to meet people actively working in fields related to majors within the College of Humanities and Public Affairs. Political science majors enjoy a versatility of skills and a wide range of exciting careers. This is an opportunity to talk to people in professions that attract you; perhaps some that you have not even considered.
In an effort to visually contrast bureaucratic and flat organizational models, students in Dr. James Kaatz’s class built freestanding towers. One would suspect that Max Weber, who offered an ideal-type organizational structure before the advent of Tinker Toys, is spinning in his grave.