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April 17, 2014 Edition


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I. General Political Science Announcements

a.  POLS-SAC Applications - Deadline April 18th

II. General University Announcements

a.  Proposals for the 2014-2015 Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) - Due April 25th

b.  5th Annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day - April 22nd

III. Student Kudos

a.  Ashley Palin

IV. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

a.  National Media Expert Karen Conti to Speak at NIU Law - April 17th

b.   After Religious Freedom? Religion, Rights, and Global Politics by Elizabeth Hurd - April 24th

V.  Internships

a.  Mid-American Conference (MAC) extends application for City of Mobile, Alabama 2014 Internship Program to May 3rd.

b.  Capital Semester in Washington, DC

c.  Bill Foster

d.  Brad Schneider

e.  Aaron Schock

f.  Bruce Rauner for Governor Summer Internship

g. The Heritage Foundation Internship Program

h. State of Illinois Student Internship - Deadline April 23rd 

VI.  Scholarship and Fellowships

VII.  Clubs and Organizations

a. Student Assoication (SA) Director Applications

VIII.  Other Announcements

a.  ACDIS Summer Workshop - Application Deadline: May 1st

Faculty Publications

a.  Dr. Bradford Bishop


I. General Political Science Announcements 

a.  Would you like to be a member of the Political Science Student Advisory Committee next academic year? Be one of ten students or so who act as liaisons between faculty and students. This is a great way to get involved in the department. Deadline:  April 18th  Application
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II. General University Announcements 

a. Proposals for the 2014-2015 Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) are now listed online at http://www.niu.edu/engagedlearning/research/urap.shtml. Applications are due to the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning by April 25. All registered juniors and seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 are encouraged to apply for URAPs in their field of interest.
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b. 5th Annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day is April 22nd. Details
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III. Student Kudos!

a.  Congratulations to Ashley Palin, a senior majoring in Political Science, for being one of twenty students invited to attend NEW Leadership Illinois 2014 - Empowering Women to Lead from June 2 - 6, 2014. Way to go Ashley.
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IV. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

a. Northern Illinois University College of Law will welcome national media expert and commentator Karen Conti as she speaks on “Why Lawyers Should Talk to the Media.” This program will be held on Thursday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom at the College of Law, Swen Parson Hall and will be followed by a reception.
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b. After Religious Freedom? Religion, Rights, and Global Politics by Elizabeth Hurd - April 24th.  Details.
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V. Internships

a.  Mid-American Conference (MAC) extends application for City of Mobile, Alabama 2014 Internship Program to May 3rd. Details. Recommendation Form.
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b. Capital Semester in Washington, DC / Fall 2014: August 27 – December 12, 2014.  Details.
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b. Congressman Bill Foster's office in Joliet is currently seeking college students and recent graduates interested in serving the constituents of the 11th District and learning about how our legislative process works.   Details.
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d. Brad Schneider for Congress internships available for spring and summer. Interns and Fellows will learn campaign tactics, organize alongside community leaders, and participate in building our grassroots movement. Working closely with experienced staff and veteran activists in a fast-paced environment, Interns and Fellows will gain experience and training that will be useful in a wide range of future careers. Currently seeking motivated individuals from all different backgrounds and levels of experience to join team for the spring and summer. Quick learners and strong communicators who are curious and enthusiastic about politics are encouraged to apply. Online application can be found at http://brad10.us/intern2014.
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e. The Office of Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) seeks a full-time paid press intern in Washington DC for the Summer 2014 (May-Aug) and Fall 2014 (Aug-Dec) terms. Part-time applicants will be considered, but applicants with full-time availability will be given preference. If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and 1 writing sample to schockpress@gmail.com. The application deadline for Summer internships is April 17th.
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f. Bruce Rauner for Governor Summer Internship. Bruce Rauner for Governor is seeking highly motivated and energetic students to apply for summer internship program.  Details.
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g. The Heritage Foundation is already recruiting students for their Fall Internship Program which will run from September 8th to December 12th. They are looking for rising juniors and seniors interested in promoting Heritage policy and research, and experiencing DC first hand. Details.
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h. State of Illinois is looking for student interns in a Chicago office. Closing date for application 04/23/14.  Details.
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VI. Scholarship and Fellowships

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VII. Clubs and Organizations

a. The (Student Association) SA is currently seeking students to apply for director positions in next year's cabinet, led by President-elect Joe Frascello who is majoring in Political Science. If you would like to be involved in the SA, information on the applications can be found at niu.edu/sa.
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VIII. Other Announcements 

a.  The Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS) at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana announces a one-week summer workshop in international security. Targeted are rising sophomores or advanced undergraduates from colleges and universities across the country.   Details.
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IX. Faculty Publications

a. Congratulations to Dr. Bradford Bishop in being published in Political Behaviour, Volume 36, Number 1, March 2014, pp. 1-22. The name of the article, "Focusing Events and Public Opinion: Evidence from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster."
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