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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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Southeast Conference on Public Administration

Dr. Shannon Vaughan, Associate Professor and Hannah Benward, MPA Student, present at the Southeast Conference on Public Administration in Hollywood Beach, FL on October 6th, 2017.

Fall 2017 MPA Newsletter

Fall 2017 MPA Newsletter

Secretary of State Visits WKU

Kentucky’s Secretary of State, Allison Lundergan Grimes, visited WKU on September 13th, 2017.

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Dr. Timothy Rich receives the University Research/Creativity Award

Rich received the University Research/Creativity Award at the 2016 Presentation of Faculty Awards for his scholarly contributions to East Asian politics.

Barrett Greenwell presented at the Pi Sigma Alpha Research Conference

Political Science Student, Barrett Greenwell, presented his thesis research at the Pi Sigma Alpha Conference.

Political Science Student Alexandria Knipp Awarded U.S. Foreign Service Internship

Alexandria Knipp, a WKU student from Olive Hill, has been awarded a prestigious U.S. Foreign Service Internship from the U.S. Department of State.


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