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April 14, 2014 Edition

I. Deadlines

a. Thesis/Dissertation/Graduation Deadlines

II. Upcoming Events

a. Fall and Summer Registration Begins

b. NIU Graduate Student Conference - 4/19/14

III. Job/Internship Opportunities

a. Job opening - North Central College

b. City of Aurora Internship

IV. Fellowships/Scholarships/Awards

a. CIGI Research Fellow

b. ICPSR Summer Program Scholarships

V. Lectures and Speakers

a. IR Speaker Series - Elizabeth Hurd 4/24/14

b. Grad Colloquium - Ryan Hanley 4/24/14

VI. Faculty & Graduate Student Publications

a. Dr. Kheang Un

b. Eileen Setti, Graduate Student

c. Virak Thun, Graduate Student

d. Thomas Rhoden, Graduate Student

VII. General Political Science Announcements

a. Graduate Student Travel Grants, FY 2014

b. Summer Travel Grants from Graduate School

VIII. Conferences/Call for Papers

a. NIU Graduate Student Research Assn.

b. APISA 8 Annual Conference - Thailand

c. Revista Sul-Americana

d. Loyola Univ. Global Studies Conference

IX. Other Opportunities

a. Spanish and Political Science summer program in Peru

b. NCUSAR Arabic Language Summer Program


 


I. Deadlines

a. Thesis/Dissertation/Graduation Deadlines

If you are graduating, please be aware of deadlines for submitting thesis/dissertation paperwork. This table is posted on the Graduate School website at all times and lists future gradaution terms too.

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II. Upcoming Events

a. Fall and Summer Registration Begins

Course registration for summer and fall 2014 will begin on April 8, 2014 for graduate students. Course listings are available on our department website and via MyNIU. Please check your student center in MyNIU for your specific registration time. Students cannot enroll until their specific date and time. Also, the POLS 690 forms are available on our department website at the top of our A-Z directory.

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b. NIU Graduate Student Conference - 4/19/14

Save the date for the 2014 NIU Graduate Student Conference which will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Look for further details to follow.

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III. Jobs/Internship Opportunities

a. Job opening - North Central College

North Central College in Naperville is accepting applications for a half-time faculty position with an emphasis in public law or judicial politics for the 2014-15 academic year.  See details.  

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b.  City of Aurora Internship

The City of Aurora is looking for a Redevelopment Graduate Intern to assist with community and economic development. This position is a paid internship requiring 15 hours per week.  View announcement for details.

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IV. Scholarships/Fellowships/Awards

a. CIGI Research Fellow

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Canada has openings for research fellows. Application deadline is April 30th. See details.

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b. ICPSR Summer Program Scholarships

The ICPSR 2014 Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is offering several scholarships.  Application deadline is April 15, 2014.  See their website for further details.

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V. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

a. IR Speaker Series - Elizabeth Hurd 4/24/14

Elizabeth Hurd, Northwestern University, will be giving a talk on "After Religious Freedom?: Religion, Rights, and Global Politics",  This event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Barsema Alumni and Visitor Center.  View details.

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b. Grad Colloquium - Ryan Hanley 4/24/14

On April 24th, Ryan Hanley, Marquette University, will give a lecture entitled "Love's Enlightenment".  This lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. and follow the talk by Elizabeth Hurd at the same location.  

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VI. Faculty and Graduate Student Publications

a. Dr. Kheang Un

Dr. Un's op-ed "The Cambodian People Have Spoken" appeared in the New York Times on August 9, 2013. 

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b. Eileen Setti, Graduate Student

Eileen Setti has written a cover article, "The Future is Now, Creating the Sustainable Nonprofit" for the September issue of Peoria Magazine.

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c. Virak Thun, Graduate Student

Virak Thun has published an article in the Indo-Pacific Review (IPR) entitled "Cambodian Opposition: Expect the Expected".  View article.

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d. Thomas Rhoden, Graduate Student

Thomas Rhoden has published an article in Democratization entitled "The Liberal in Liberal Democracy". View article.

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VII. General Political Science Announcements

a. Graduate Student Travel Grants, FY 2014

To help facilitate travel to professional meetings and conferences, the Graduate School invites degree seeking graduate students to submit travel grant proposals for FY 2013/14.  View application and eligibility criteria.

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b. Summer Travel Grants from Graduate School

The Gradaute School is accepting proposals from students who will travel to conduct research for their thesis or dissertation between May 15, 2014 through September 1, 2014. See program application requirements.  The deadline to submit proposals is April 18, 2014.

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VIII. Conferences/Call for Papers

a. NIU Graduate Student Research Assn.

The GSRA 2014 Conference will be on Saturday, April 19th.  See flyer for details.

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b. APISA 8 Annual Conference - Thailand

A call for papers is requested for the APISA 8 Annual Conference in Thailand. Deadline for submission is May 15, 2104. See details.

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c. Revista Sul Americana

Revista Sul Americana in conjunction with STASIS has announced a call for papers for their special issue covering post-communist Europe.  Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2014.  See announcement for details.

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d. Loyola Univ. Global Studies Conference

Loyola University is sponsoring their 12th annual Global Studies Association Conference on June 6-8, 2014. Abstracts for papers on the topic of globalization must be submitted by May 5, 2014. For conference information go to http://www.net4dem.org/mayglobal/ .

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IX. Other Opportunities

a. Spanish and Political Science summer program in Peru

Are you interested in studying in Peru? Participants will study two semesters of Spanish plus particiapte in a goverment/legal exposure in Lima followed by hands-on volunteer work in community building. See program details.

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b. NCUSAR Arabic Language Summer Program

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is offering a summer Arabic program with a partial scholarship opporunity. There are three summer sessions. See details for further information and application.

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Last updated 1:50 p.m. 4.14.14