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Fall 2014

Professor Mora Awarded Foundations of Excellence Award

Political Science Associate Chair and Senior Lecturer, Sherri Mora was awarded the Foundations of Excellence Award by Student Foundations for making and extraordinary impact on the lives of students and the university community. 

Midterm Election Night 2014

On Tuesday November 4th, 2014, the Political Science Department hosted an Election Watch Party at George’s for Texas State students. The event, organized by Dr. Don Inbody assisted by graduate assistant, Justin McNutt, is part of the department’s Discourse in Democracy program. George’s was an ideal location since there are numerous TV’s tuned to different news channels reporting on results throughout the night. The party provided a great chance for students to participate to discuss the election results and its implications for the future with their professors.  Approximately 150 students attended to talk politics and enjoy the pizza and drinks that were provided by the department! This was one of Discourse in Democracy’s biggest events of the semester so far!

Lindsey Bentley, President
Pi Sigma Alpha

Political Science Faculty Author Award Winning Textbook

Congratulations to Professor Sherri Mora, Dr. Will Ruger and Dr. Ed Mihalkanin on receiving the award for First Edition of the Year from McGraw Hill for the textbook, "The State of Texas:  Government, Politics and Policy."


Spring 2015

Model Organization of States at D.C. Competition

12 Texas State students -- Melissa Aylward, Tara Dees, Domonique Gray-Berroa, Emily Hinze, Victoria Kadous, Josh Keesee, Nick Pappas, Megan Priebe, Marissa Roman, Gabe Schmidt, Lauren Stotler, and Ashton Thomas -- journeyed to Washington, DC where they participated in the 2015 Washington DC Model Organization of American States representing the Republic of Panama. Undergraduate political science major Marissa Roman was elected Secretary General of  the 2016 Washington DC Model Organization of American States (WMOAS).  This is the WMOAS’s highest elected office. 



Students discuss the state of the Caribbean in the 21st Century

On Thursday, March, 12, Texas State University students, faculty, and residents of San Marcos gathered at the LBJ Museum of San Marcos and listened to Bobcat Alum Ambassador Oliver del Cid discuss the current state of Caribbean nations. Ambassador del Cid attended Southwest Texas State University and graduated with a degree in Political Science in 1994. He is currently the ambassador from Belize to Mexico. This event was hosted by the LBJ Museum of San Marcos and the Texas State University Political Science Department.