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Dr. Raymond Cravens Comes Full Circle

With this rejoining of the department, it will be the beginning of Dr. Cravens' 56th year of affiliation with WKU. In 1958, Dr. Cravens  was appointed to be the first full-time political science professor at Western, the same year the department began offering a minor in Political Science. Previously, he only taught six hours of Political Science.  It was combined with the History Department with the designation of Department of History and Political Science. In the fall of 1958, The College Curriculum Committee approved the addition of four additional PS courses to constitute the first 18 hour minor in PS.
 
Dr. Cravens has been teaching at the Community College for the past two years. As a department, we would like to thank Dr. Cravens for his hard work and welcome him back as an adjunct professor. 
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2015 Founders' Fellow Selected

ASPA is proud to announce its 2015 Class of Foundersí Fellows, including a member from the MPA program here at WKU.

WKU Political Science Alumni Spotlight

In the latest edition of the Potter College's magazine ​Arts & Letters​, multiple Political Science alumni were recognized for their career achievements.

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Abdul Samad, a second year student in the MPA program at WKU, recently received both acceptance into the ASPA Founders' Fellowship program for 2015 and the Robert J. Wurster Scholarship from WKU.

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