Political Science Major


Lepage Being Questioned

Professor Schmidt's Weekly Column

The Maine Sunday Telegram just broke the news that the LePage Administration is near to closing a deal to privatize the ASPIRE program, and the story left me wondering, yet again, about the governor’s state of mind.

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: hrf@dominican.edu

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.

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Why should I check out the department newsletter? Well, it has an at-a-glance look at classes being offered by HTY and POS and also has them broken down by campus and online. Plus, we've thrown in a little department news and course descriptions for topics classes being offered.

Professor Schmidt has Bi-weekly Column with Maine Beacon

Professor Schmidt contributes to the online magazine Maine Beacon with a bi-weekly column.

Social Media Activism Minor mentioned in recent Wired Magazine article on the Refugee Crisis

A recent article published by Wired Magazine mentioned USM's new Social Media Activism minor and featured quotes by Francesca Vassallo, Associate Professor of Political Science.

POS Major Chosen for Stennis Intern Program on Capitol Hilll

Congratulations to Autumn Duguay, Political Science major, who did her summer internship in Washington, D.C. where she interned in the office of Senator Angus King. Autumn was additionally selected for the prestigious Stennis Intern Program on Capitol Hill! Students interested in the Political Science Internship course should contact Prof. Robert Klotz (rklotz@usm.maine.edu). Reminder: Make sure to plan well in advance for your internship, so you can receive academic credit for it.