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Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award Given to Daniel Jacobi

The Iowa State University Alumni Association established the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award in 1968 to recognize outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni. The award is named for Wallace E. “Red” Barron (Class of ’28), who served as … Continue reading Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award Given to Daniel Jacobi

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Lee Ann De Reus is 2018 Alumni Merit Award Recipient

The Iowa State University Alumni Association’s ISU Club of Chicago established the Alumni Merit Award in 1932 to recognize ISU alumni for outstanding humanitarian efforts that transcend purely professional accomplishments and bring honor to the university. Up to two awards are granted annually. This year former political science undergraduate Lee Ann De Reus was given … Continue reading Lee Ann De Reus is 2018 Alumni Merit Award Recipient

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Master’s Thesis Transformed Into a Published Journal Article

When Jeffrey (Jeff) Fletcher completed his thesis in Political Science for the Master of Public Administration degree in 2012, under the direction of Dr. Steffen Schmidt, he may not have expected his research to become a refereed journal article, but that is exactly what just happened. The article, “Opportunities for lean six sigma in public … Continue reading Master’s Thesis Transformed Into a Published Journal Article

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Dwight Ink Receives Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree from Iowa State

On May 5, 2018, Dwight Ink, a 1947 alumnus of the Department of Political Science, received an honorary degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters at ISU’s Spring 2018 morning Commencement ceremony. Ink, who served in many capacities for seven United States presidents, is only the second department alum honored with an honorary doctorate. The … Continue reading Dwight Ink Receives Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree from Iowa State

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Cindy Kendall receives 2018 Dwight Ink Public Service Award

Cindy Kendall received the 2018 Dwight Ink Public Service Award from the Department of Political Science. The award recognizes public managers in Iowa who exemplify the highest standards of dedication to public service and are characterized by their leadership abilities, their passion for their work, their high professional standards and the respect they are given … Continue reading Cindy Kendall receives 2018 Dwight Ink Public Service Award

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Computer Tear Apart, Study, and Deeestroy Activity

  Computer Tear Apart, Study, and Deeestroy Activity Electronic Democracy Class, Spring 2018 Steffen Schmidt, Lucken Endowed Professor of Political Science Iowa State University     So that my students could understand the hardware and data systems driving cyber space and Information and Communications Technology I organized a two session activity. The first day the … Continue reading Computer Tear Apart, Study, and Deeestroy Activity