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October 16, 2014 Edition


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I. General Political Science Announcements

a.  Tentative Political Science Spring 2015 Course Schedule

b.  Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program

c.  Become a Lincoln, Madison or Marshall Fellow

d.  DC Spring Break Trip

II. General University Announcements

a.  Concerned Students Against Campus Sexual Violence - October 23, 2014

b.  Career Services - Career Events & Fairs

c. Scholarship Fair - November 4

III. Student Kudos

IV. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

V.  Internships

a.  Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program

b.  Schneider for Congress Internship

VI.  Scholarship and Fellowships

a.  Become a Lincoln, Madison or Marshall Fellow

b. The American Political Science Association

c.  2014-18 McKearn Fellows

VII.  Clubs and Organizations

VIII.  Other Announcements

a.  The Public Policy & Leadership Conference - February 10-22, 2015

IX.  Faculty News


I. General Political Science Announcements 

a. The Tentative Political Science Spring 2015 Course Schedule is available for viewing: http://polisci.niu.edu/polisci/courses/spring15.shtml
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b. Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program Applications are now being accepted for the Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program. Application deadline is Friday, October 31st. For more information, click here. To download application, click here.
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c. Become a Lincoln, Madison or Marshall Fellow.
These three fellowships will subsidize the production of a high-level research paper and cover the costs for participating in the Political Science March Break D.C. Trip. You are eligible to apply if you are a Political Science major with a 3.2 GPA in the major and cumulatively, and are enrolled in the “Justice and Democracy: The American Experiment” emphasis. Funding for this undergraduate research initiative is generously provided by the Koch Foundation. To apply click here.
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d. Spend your Spring Break in Washington DC - March 8 - 14, 2015.  Details.
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II. General University Announcements 

a. Concerned Students Against Campus Sexual Violence - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:30-1:00 p.m. (presentation starts at 12 noon) - Adams Hall, Chandelier Room.  NIU students Raquel Chavez and Brooke Russell will present their research regarding student perception of sexual assault on campus. Chavez and Russell have been raising awareness across campus about sexual violence and promoting policy change as a result of a class project. This luncheon is a part of their ongoing efforts toward a safe campus environment. Students are enthusiastically encouraged to attend! Reservations are required by emailing your name to pcsw@niu.edu before Friday, October 17th.Sponsor: Presidential Commission on the Status of Women.
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b. Career Services - Career Events & Fairs
A couple events coming in October:
Internship Preparation Workshop Series
Workshop: Career Fair Preparation 
ABCs of Getting an Internship Workshop 
Details.
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c. Scholarship Fair - Tuesday, November 4 Details.
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III. Student Kudos!

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IV. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

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V. Internships

a. Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program Applications are now being accepted for the Washington D.C. Summer Congressional Internship Program. Application deadline is Friday, October 31st. For more information, click here. To download application, click here.
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b. Brad Schneider for Congress has Fall Internship openings. Details.
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VI. Scholarship and Fellowships

a. Become a Lincoln, Madison or Marshall Fellow.
These three fellowships will subsidize the production of a high-level research paper and cover the costs for participating in the Political Science March Break D.C. Trip. You are eligible to apply if you are a Political Science major with a 3.2 GPA in the major and cumulatively, and are enrolled in the “Justice and Democracy: The American Experiment” emphasis. Funding for this undergraduate research initiative is generously provided by the Koch Foundation. To apply click here.
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b. a. The American Political Science Association is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 APSA Minority Fellows Program http://www.apsanet.org/mfp).  Application deadline: October 24, 2014.  Celebrating 45 years of the APSA Minority Fellows Program! The Minority Fellows Program is designed for minority or under-represented students applying to doctoral programs in political science for the Fall 2015. Send questions to kmealy@apsanet.org.
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c. 2014-18 McKearn Fellows -Call for Applications - The McKearn Fellows Program will allow ten high-achieving students to have a transformative academic and engaged learning experience that will lay a solid foundation for future success and life-long learning. The program encompasses three modules: research and artistry design; leadership development; and civic, social and global engagement. Selection as a McKearn Fellow bestows one of NIU's most prestigious honors and provides an unparalleled educational experience. Over the course of the program, Fellows will be guided to create a distinctive plan of course work and engagement activities that will foster their intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to civic engagement as they move down the path towards student career success. Funded by a major gift from John and Cassandra McKearn, the Program will highlight and advance the skills, knowledge, and achievement of some of NIU's top students. Details.
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VII. Clubs and Organizations

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VIII. Other Announcements 

b. The Public Policy & Leadership Conference - February 10-22, 2015. Details. The online application is available through the PPLC website. The deadline to apply is November 12, 2014.
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IX. Faculty News

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