Missouri Governor Mike Parson presented the Hall of Fame Award to David Hall, retired Chief of the Springfield Fire Department. The ward is presented to a senior or retired public safety professional in recognition of an exemplary career of service to the state of Missouri evidenced by devoting their talents to improving the safety and security of the state’s … [Read more...] about PLS Instructor, David Hall, Receives Exemplary Service Award
According Alison Monahan in a recent article from the National Jurist's Pre Law magazine, "writing the personal statement often seems like the most daunting step in the law school application process." She offers advice on how to "present the best possible version of yourself" at Personal Statement. … [Read more...] about The Dreaded Personal Statement
Continuing to serve the citizens of the State of Missouri and Greene County according to the Missouri Plan, we congratulate alumni and friends of the Political Science department who were retained in yesterday's election. Judge Jeffrey Bates, Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District Judge Calvin Holden, Circuit Court Division V Judge Mark Powell, Associate … [Read more...] about Shall Alumni Judges Be Retained?
Pachyderm Clubs founder, George W. Parker, was especially troubled by critics of politicians and the derogation of politics as a whole. He argued that “We let it be used too often as a mean, degrading term for anyone engaged in serving the public” and worked tirelessly to “show the honor in serving in public office.” With appreciation for all who ran, we offer our … [Read more...] about “We need capable individuals in every generation who will strive to equip themselves for a career in politics” – George W. Parker
It is with sadness that we report the passing of 1966 Political Science alumni, Steve McDonald, on November 4. Steve was an outstanding alumni who received the Award for Excellence in Public Affairs in 2016. We were extremely grateful for his willingness to share his expertise with our students. The Woodrow Wilson Center has provided a tribute to Steve on their … [Read more...] about Department Mourns the Passing of Steve McDonald