The latest buzz....
February 24, 2012
History Professor to Give Talk on Digitization and Women's History
Dr. Janet Irons, professor of history, will give a presentation, “Women’s History in the Digital Age,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 in the Community Room of Ross Library in Lock Haven.
Students Intern in Washington, Harrisburg
Several students from the department are interning in government offices and advocacy organizations this semester.
- Tahra Clark (International Studies) is working with the Bridging Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C.
- Timothy Mack (Communication Media and Political Science) is working with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) in Harrisburg.
- Justin Hartz (Political Science) is working in the district office of state Rep. Rick Mirabito.
During the Fall semester, Christine Norelli (Political Science) worked in Washington through LHU's affiliation with The Washington Center, and Cassidy Charles (Political Science) worked in Harrisburg, in the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of the Budget, through The Harrisburg Internship Semester.
Fall Buzz 2010
More Students Accepted to Medieval Studies Conference
Secondary Education major Rich Clemmons and History major Robert Leiby have both had papers accepted for presentation at the Moravian College Undergraduate Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies in early December. Rich's paper is on the Knights Templar and Robert's paper is on the development and use of the sword in medieval Europe. They will be completing these research papers for Dr. Holle Canatella's HIST301 Medieval History course. (11/10/10)
Wesley Toth to Present at Medieval Studies Conference
Senior history major Wesley Toth's proposed research paper on the causes of the First Crusade has been accepted for presentation at the 5th annual conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Moravian College in early December. Wes wrote the proposal and will be completing the research paper for Dr. Holle Canatella's HIST301 Medieval History course. (10/26/10)
LHUPCSS Members Host Model Constitutional Convention
The members of LHUPCSS, the first-of-its-kind student chapter of the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, hosted the Model Constitutional Convention
for area high school students on October 21-22, 2010. Among the students who organized and led the convention were Elizabeth Rusbuldt, Josh Fishburn, Rob Reams, Dan Frank, Tiffany James, Lindsay Hepler, and Adam Neidig. The experience of working with high school students in this venue is just one more way in which the LHUPCSS contributes to the professional development of future social studies teachers. (10/26/10)
Department Students Featured in Medea
The University Players' recent production of Euripedes' Medea
featured students from the Department in two major roles: Erin Olkowski (junior, History) as Medea and Joshua Miller (senior, Political Science) as Jason. Also, Reginald Jones (freshman, Political Science) appeared onstage as of Creon's attendants. And while the Buzz is bragging, we note that Cassidy Charles (junior, Political Science) is President of University Players
for 2010-11. The LHU Theatre program adds an important dimension to our students' experience at LHU. (10/26/10)
Summer Buzz 2009
Students Participate in Summer Internships
Several students in the department had internships for credit this summer.
Megan Hansen (History/Political Science) interned at the Clinton County
Historical Society in Lock Haven.
Samantha Russell (History) interned at the Joseph Priestly House in
Stephen Michael (Political Science) interned with the National Republican Senatorial Committee in Washington DC.
Katelyn Kalmbach (Political Science) interned with Law Media Group, a Washington DC public relations firm.
Brittany Rayls (Political Science) interned with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, in Washington.
Dina Uzhegova (International Studies) interned with the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International, Washington DC.
Congratulations to all these students for their work this summer!
1. Governor Rendell
2. McQuaid, Burnham, with Rendell
3. Dr. James Knauer
4. Micah Smith
5. Campus Reception
8. LHU Teleconference with Ambassadors
7. (L to R) MacDonald,
Poghossian, and Ruggeri
6. Kendra Kozak
10. Sean Kimball
11. Svetlana Koukhartchouk
12. Silvana Bice
13. LHU History Day
9. Global Online Simulation
14. NYC Trip - United Nations Bdg.
15. LHU Constitutional Convention
- 1. Governor Rendell speaks at a Lock Haven rally October 27, 2004.
- 2. Professors McQuaid and Burnham greeted Governor Rendell at a Lock Haven rally October 27, 2004.
- 3. LHU Honors Democracy Lab, Awarded $455,455 Grant The Lock Haven University Center for Civic Life received a $455,455 grant from the United States Department of Education. Funded under the Comprehensive Program, the grant will run for three years and will be utilized to expand the “Democracy Lab” program, a web-based strategy for transforming learning and engaging citizens. Kudos to Dr. James Knauer, creator and innovator of the Democracy Lab. More information here: Pennsylvania Center for Civic Life
- 4. Micah Smith Attends Harvard Law School
Micah Smith, a pre-law student with a political science major, began his studies at Harvard Law School this fall.
- 5. Reception Held to Honor Award Winning Students
A reception honoring high-achieving students in our department was held on May 1, 2003. Dean Roger Johnson of the College of Arts and Sciences attended as did LHU President Craig Dean Willis. Awardees are pictured with Professors and Administrators outside Sullivan Hall.
- 6. Kendra Kozak Receives National Security Education Program Fellowship (NSEP)
Kozak (International Studies) has been awarded a highly competitive NSEP Fellowship to study in Ukraine this year. In Spring 2003 Kendra was a participant in The Harrisburg Internship Program.
- 7. Three Majors Selected for the Harrisburg Internship Semester
Three of our majors have been selected for the state government internship program in Harrisburg this year. They are (from left to right) Lora MacDonald (Political Science), Lilit Poghossian (International Studies), and Stephanie Ruggeri (Political Science).
- 8. Our Students Participate in Teleconference with
On Thursday April 10, 2003 a group of our majors participated in a live teleconference with three UN Ambassadors using the facilities of LHU's full-featured teleconference center.
- 9. Global Diplomatic/Military Simulation on April 12
On Saturday April 12, 2003 over sixty students in Dr. Tom Farley's political science courses took part in a fourteen country global simulation exercise. The scenario for the simulation was the world political system beginning in the year 1900.
- 10. Sean Kimball (Political Science) Selected for Summer Program in Crete
Kimball participated in the Fund for American Studies/Georgetown University Summer Program in Crete, Greece, this past summer. In the fall Sean began his graduate studies in International Relations at the prestigious Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
- 11. Svetlana Koukhartchouk (International Studies) Selected for Summer Program in Prague
Koukhartchouk participated in the Fund for American Studies/Georgetown University Summer Program in Prague, Czech Republic, this past summer.
- 12. Silvana Bice (Economics) Going to Drexel University
Bice, a May 2003 graduate with a B.A. in Economics, began her graduate studies at Drexel University this past fall.
- 13. History Day -- Sponsored and Organized by the Department
Friday March 28, 2003 was History Day at LHU.
Dr. Janet Irons, an historian in the Department, is one of the organizers of History Day--an outreach program to the area high schools.
- Global Online Diplomatic Simulation in April--
Our Students Take the Lead
Students in Dr. Tom Farley's POLI 370 United Nations and International Organizations course participated in the ICONS Africa simulation in April. Teams of university students at colleges in the United States, in Europe, and in Africa took part in this pioneering online, real time simulation exercise. Our students represented Ghana in the simulation.
- 14. New York Field Trip on April 25-26, 2003
The field trip to New York City visited UN headquarters and the office of the Organization of African Unity. Most spring semesters we run a trip into NYC for students in some of the upper level political science classes.
- 15. Model U.S. Constitutional Convention held in October.
Two hundred and twenty top high school students from the region participated in a two day model U.S. constitutional convention organized annually by the Department of History, Political Science, and Economics. The program is directed by Dr. Farley and is conducted by political science, history, economics, and secondary ed. social studies majors. For more information about the program click here: http://www.lhup.edu/lfarley/conhome.htm
- International Studies Minor Expanded
More follow-up courses for the International Studies Minor have been approved. Students who study abroad on an LHU exchange program will now find it even easier to get the Minor. See your advisor for the details.