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Open Advising November 4th & 5th

Join us for Open Advising.  Come see an advisor to plan your spring semester.
Advisors in the Department of Political Science will be available on
Monday, November 4
9:00 to 4:00
Tuesday, November 5
9:00 to 2:30
Just walk into the Department of Political Science
Third Floor Grise Hall
Come prepared for your advising session –
What do you need to bring to your session?
ü  Check out TopNet and write down courses of interest
ü  Check your iCAP report for courses you need to take
ü  Check to see what General Education courses you still need
ü  List of courses do you need in the major or minor
ü  Questions about a low GPA
ü  Concerns about your progress in a class this semester
ü  Any other academic or career concerns
A good resource for students is the Four-Year Degree Paths website at  The purpose of the Four-Year Degree Paths is to assist undergraduate students in determining a timeline for completion of their undergraduate degree program.  Each path displayed within this website provides students with a suggested sequence in which a degree would typically be completed in a timely fashion at Western Kentucky University. Of course, each Degree Path serves as a guideline and may be altered based upon each individual student’s academic interests and career goals.
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Dr. Ardrey selected for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to South Africa

Dr. Saundra Ardrey was selected for a 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to South Africa from July 2017 to June 2018.

Ashleigh Cleary and Dr. Rich co-authored an article in Taiwan Sentinel

Ashleigh Cleary, an IA major, and Dr. Rich co-authored an article in the Taiwan Sentinel on same-sex marriage legislation and public opinion in Taiwan.

Stella Treumann and Dr. Rich co-authored, "Would Taiwan Accept Syrian Refugees"

Stella Treumann, an international affairs major from Germany, and Dr. Timothy Rich co-authored an article on Taiwanese perceptions of Syrian refugees. Treumann conducted an experimental web survey...

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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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