Political Science Major
Professor Schmidt's Column in the Beacon
It’s been a while since the governor of an American state announced to his citizenry that they were in the middle of a race war. Sure, 2016 has been the year in American politics when all racist dog whistles became racist train whistles, but even for the year of Trump, this is a horrific moment. How did we get here? How did the governor wind up making his world view so explicit?
The Artic: Challenges and Opportunities
Coming soon: October 4th event with a guest from the Canadian Artic Resource Committee speaking on the political, social, and environmental changes happening in the polar region. We'll be posting details on this event by next week.
Intern Opportunity with New Mainers Project
First Universalist Church is seeking a part-time justice work intern to assist with New Mainer community. For more information go to their website: www.uuyarmouth.org/justicework-refugees.php or send resume to email@example.com
Impact is now accepting applications to join their team in September 2016. Early application deadline is September 12th. They also have immediate positions available. Impact is a non-profit program of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and USPIRG, that runs grassroots campaigns. The goal of the fall campaign is to prevent future uranium mining from the Grand Canyon, by getting the Obama Administration to create the “Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.” This will protect the 1.7 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon, our drinking water and sacred places for generations to come. In order to win this campaign we are working all across the US to gather national support on the issue. You can learn more and apply on their website or reach out to their local organizer, Danielle Meltz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-450-4495.
Celebration of Graduating Seniors
Please join the faculty of the Department of History and Political Science for a celebration of our graduating seniors on Monday, May 2nd, from 3:00-4:00pm in the Cohen Center, Osher Map Library, 1st Floor Glickman. Light refreshments, punch and cake will be served.
USM’s 2016-2017 Maine Policy Scholar Announced
Elizabeth Wilson, a history and political science double major from Lewiston, Maine, was selected as the 2016-2017 Maine Policy Scholar from USM. Funded by the Maine Community Foundation, each of the University of Maine System’s seven campuses select a Maine Policy Scholar.
Fall 2016 Registration Newsletter
Current newsletter with the latest department news, events, and courses- summer and fall.
2016 College Convention
September 9th-10th, 2016: Student delegates representing colleges/universities from all 50 states and DC will meet on the Dominican campus in San Rafael, CA to plan strategies for using social media to expand conversations with young voters nationwide about the issues that matter most to them. Registration for this event is on-going until March 28th. Go to collegedebate16.org for more info or contact Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar: email@example.com
Green Corps Paid Training Deadline March 4th
Green Corps full year paid training for college grads interested in environmental organizing application deadline is March 4th. Visit www.greencorps.org for more info.
Internship: Maine International Trade Center
Maine International Trade Center is seeking interns in international trade through their Future Global Leaders program.