Political Science Major
Contemporary Issues in American Politics
POS 380, Spring 2017.
Professor Schmidt's Weekly Column Nov 14th
On January 20th, 2017, the first African American president of the United States will hand over the White House to a man who was endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan. This has been commented upon many times since Election Day. But how did it happen?
Professor Schmidt's Weekly Column Nov 9th
Professor's Schmidt's weekly column appears in the Beacon, a website and podcast created by the Maine People’s Alliance to highlight the experiences of everyday Mainers, share information about the political and policy processes that affect Maine people and promote a progressive worldview based on community, fairness and investing in the future.
Spring 2017 Registration Newsletter
Spring 2017 Newsletter with course schedules, department news, and event information.
Arctic Event Video
On October 4th a panel discussion moderated by Professor of Political Science, Francesca Vassallo, was held to discuss the future of the Arctic. The panelist were Edward Struzik, Director of the the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee and Tomas Orri Ragnarsson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland. A full recording of the program will be posted soon.
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.