Department News

Political Science Student Achievements

Political Science department sophomore, Matthew Lillard, has received a full scholarship from the U.S. Army.

Congratulations to our students!

By |April 25th, 2013|Department News, Student Success|Comments Off

Celebrating our Seniors!!

The 2013 class of Political Science seniors has big plans for the future. Here is what some of our seniors will be doing after graduation:

Maura Shirley has been accepted to the competitive Teach for America program. She will be working with children in Atlanta.
Justin Harris has been accepted to the University of Alabama-Birmingham’s dual degree MBA/MHSA program. […]

By |March 11th, 2013|Department News, Student Success|Comments Off

Former Death Row Inmate Gives Speech at Georgetown

Dr. Stephen Mergner, Chair of the Department of Political Science, worked with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty to bring Randy Steidl, an exonerated death row inmate, to speak at Georgetown College. Mr. Steidl came to campus on November 29 and spoke to students about his […]

By |December 12th, 2012|Department News, Georgetown News|Comments Off

Model United Nations Conference

On Nov. 17-20, students from Georgetown’s Model United Nations class attended the annual American Model United Nations conference in Chicago. Students participated in a 4 day simulation of the United Nations and practiced diplomacy on committees that researched topics such as disarmament, water rights, and food security, among others.


By |November 21st, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

Political Science Professors Participate in Mock Presidential Debate

Dr. Melissa Scheier and Dr. Stephen Mergner of the Political Science Department participated in a mock presidential debate on October 23, 2012. The debate, held at Georgetown College, was sponsored by GAC and SGA. An article and photo from The Georgetonian follows.

SGA, GAC host mock Presidential debate



The Georgetonian/EVAN HARRELL
From left, Evan […]

By |November 13th, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

Students Learn About Graduate School & Law School

On September 27, Georgetown students learned about the ins and outs of graduate school and law school from current grad students and law students. The Political Science Department co-hosted this student panel with the Graves Center for Calling and Career. GC students got to learn about issues related to program demands, career possibilities, funding […]

By |October 2nd, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

Graduate Student & Law Student Panel- 9/27/12

Do you want to know what graduate school and law school are really like? Come hear from current graduate and law students about the ins and outs of graduate school and law school! The Political Science Department and the Graves Center for Career and Calling are co-hosting this panel, which will take place on […]

By |September 24th, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

Georgetown Outing

At right, Dr. Stephen Mergner is pictured with Georgetown College Political Science alums Katherine Caudill and Brittany Gunther. Caudill and Gunther are currently attending law school at Northern Kentucky University.

By |August 30th, 2012|Alumni News, Department News|Comments Off

Political Science Student Experiences the White House

Walter Cosby, a student in the Political Science Department, participated in a summer White House internship program. At right, Cosby is pictured with First Lady Michelle Obama.

By |August 30th, 2012|Department News|Comments Off

Departmental Honors

The Political Science Department congratulates its graduating seniors! In addition, several Political Science students were honored for their oustanding work in Political Science. The following students were recognized by the department:


Outstanding Graduate in All Areas of Political Science: Meredith Cave

Outstanding Graduate in World Politics & International Relations: Morgan Floyd

Outstanding Graduate in Comparative Government: Carolyn Allen

Outstanding […]

By |June 28th, 2012|Department News, Student Success|Comments Off