UMW Student Experience – Abby Tank

Check out this student interview on our Instagram where Abby Tank ('24) discussed her experiences at UMW and plans after graduation! Congratulations to her and the many other students that recently graduated! Abby is an International Affairs and Spanish double major. She has recently focused more on Latin America in her studies including her thesis work that she presented at two academic conferences. She plans to continue her education at graduate school in the Fall!       … [Read more...]

State Department Internship Student Experience – Morgan Lewellen

Check out this interview on our Instagram where UMW student Morgan Lewellen ('25) talked about her internship and experiences! … [Read more...]

Pi Sigma Alpha 2024 Conference Presentations

Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for political science students, holds an annual conference for students to showcase their research. This year it took place at George Washington University in Washington D.C. on Feb 16th-18th. Three of our students went to the conference to present their research.                     Our students do amazing research and we are always excited when they have opportunities to showcase it! If you would like to join the next Pi Sigma Alpha conference, check out the Pi Sigma Alpha conference page or reach out to a professor to learn more. … [Read more...]

PSCI 304 Student Experience and Video Essay – Ben Dickinson

Check out this interview on our Instagram with UMW student and Political Science major Ben Dickinson ('26) discussing his experience in the class PSCI 304 Contemporary American Politics and his video essay project. We love to see the many different creations our students produce! See his video essay "How Mike Johnson got his gavel" on Youtube. … [Read more...]

IRO Sat Sim Feb 24

UMW's International Relations Organization (and Model UN) is hosting a Star Wars themed Saturday Simulation on February 24th in HCC 327 from 10 AM-4 PM. Join them for lots of fun! It is the debate style of a Model UN "Crisis Committee" where delegates represent different Star Wars characters in the era of the recently-born New Republic to solve problems that are arising. … [Read more...]

PSIA Student Nathan Francis: 2023-24 Newman Civic Fellow for UMW

Nathan Francis is a UMW senior majoring in Political Science and Philosophy (Pre-Law). He has been named to the 2023 cohort of the Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact, a national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Nathan's Newman Civic Fellowship from Campus Compact recognizes … [Read more...]

SGA Visits Capitol Hill

SGA, UMW’s Student Government Association, visited the US Capitol in mid-March for a tour and to learn about congressional life. They met with Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) as shown along with other senators (more info on their tour is provided on UMW article UMW Political Science Students Have Unique Access to Lawmakers). Joey Zeldin, the current SGA president, is also a Political Science major and a former intern in Senator Kaine’s office. Check out SGA's Instagram page to learn more about them and their engagement with the UMW community.   … [Read more...]

Pi Sigma Alpha 2023 Conference Presentations

    Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for Political Science students, hosts an annual conference highlighting student research. UMW Political Science students Maya Jenkins and Mary-Elise Alworth presented their research at its 2023 conference. … [Read more...]

NURVa 2023 Conference Presentation

Joey Zeldin, a Political Science major, presented his research at the 2023 Network for Undergraduate Research in Virginia (NURVa) at Christopher Newport University. Joey presented his senior thesis, "Hollywood, Heinz Field, and the Hill: Analyzing Celebrities and Amateurs in Congressional Elections." … [Read more...]

2022 Pi Sigma Alpha Conference

Emma Bathke, Sally Burkley, and Noell Evans were selected to present their research at the 2022 National Student Research Conference, sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha. Presentations: Emma Bathke, "The Duality of English in Indian Education and Statecraft." Sally Burkley, "The Relationship Between Late Night, Twitter, and Political Literacy in 2020." Noell Evans, "Hegemony: On India's Status in the South Asian Region."   Conference Program PDF: Check out the Pi Sigma Alpha conference program for more information.   … [Read more...]