Chancellor's Award for Excellence
The Political Science Department has produced five winners of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2014-2015, the highest award given to graduating students at UW Oshkosh. This year Gideon Bernthal, Derek Brown, Dustin Hackbarth, Steven Thompson, and Hallie Turnbull will be honored with this campus-wide distinction. The criteria for the award are primarily academic, but the student must also show exceptional commitment to their community. In addition to being among our most outstanding students in the classroom, they have also engaged in an impressive array of community service during their college years.
Political Science Scholarship
Every year since 2012 the Political Science Department has awarded an outstanding senior -to-be a scholarship. The criteria considered are excellence in scholarship across all four subfields (American, Theory, Comparative, International Relations) and financial needs. "This year's winner of our Senior Scholarship is Rachel Hickson. Congratulations Rachel!
New this year to the Political Science Department is the Emerging Scholar award. The criteria considered are excellence in scholarship across all four subfields (American, Theory, Comparative, International Relations) and and fewer than 75 credits. "This year's winner of our Emerging Scholar is Molly Wirz. Congratulations Molly!
Pi Sigma Honor Society
Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society (http://www.apsanet.org/~psa/index.cfm). It is the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States.
The following are the requirements for students interested in joining Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society):
- Must be a Political Science Major
- Must have a 3.3 or above in Political Science Major and a 3.0 or above Cumulative GPA
- Must have junior or senior standing
- Must pay a one-time life membership fee of $35
Spring 2014 inductee and award winners:
|Left to Right: Eric Wolfe, Steven Thompson, Hallie Turnbull, Jason, Neumeyer, Grayson Bourke, and Braden Lohr. Not shown above but inducted are: Amy Cruz, Dustin Hackbarth, and Jordan Schettle|
|If you are interested please contact Angelee Hammond - (920) 424-3456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you need more information about the Honor Society please contact Jason Kalmbach, Advisor - (920) 424-3229 or email email@example.com||
2015 Outstanding StudentsThe Political Science department has produced two winners of the Outstanding Student Award. Both Gideon Bernthal and Steven Thompson have demonstrated their outstanding scholarship while at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh!
2015 Isaac Kayando Award WinnerCongratulations to Hallie Turnbull, the winner of this year’s Isaac Kayando Leadership Award! The Kayando Award is given to a Political Science student with an outstanding record of leadership and service.
Hallie has been very active in UW Oshkosh’s student government. In OSA she served as Director of Fine Arts, Elected Vice President Pro Tempore, and Senator of the College of Letters and Science. She was a member of UWO committees, such as the Segregated Fee, University Studies Program, and the Student Technology Fees Committees. Hallie is the Secretary of PSSA and the Oshkosh Collegiate Composers. In addition to her governance service she works at the Writing Center on campus, and has been a Residence Hall Community Advisor, a research assistant, a camp counselor, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and an intern with organizations that increase political participation among students.
We are very proud of what Hallie has completed since enrolling here at the University of Wisconsin and her outstanding leader skills. Congrats Hallie!
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