The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service selected Dr. Steffen Schmidt, University Professor in Iowa State’s political science department, to speak as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer in their upcoming focus on the Iowa Caucus.
Lissandra (Lissa) Villa, a senior majoring in political science and in journalism and mass communication, has been selected for the 2016 Women Impacting ISU award by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. She will appear on the 2016 calendar that recognizes and pays tribute to women faculty, staff, and students who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments at ISU.
David Peterson, professor of political science at Iowa State University, became editor of the journal Political Behavior effective Jan. 1, 2015. “I am excited by the opportunity to edit the journal and raise the profile of the excellent work on political behavior and communication being done here at ISU,” Peterson said.
On Monday’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” correspondent Al Madrigal poked fun at the amount of attention Iowa gets every four years, and University Professor of Political Science Steffen Schmidt was there to field his questions – and jabs.
The 2015 Dwight Ink Public Service Award was proudly presented by the Department of Political Science at its April 15 Awards Luncheon to Gerd Clabaugh, Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health.