Departmental Activities 2010-11
May 2011 Wes Chapin led a group of students to Europe as part of a course focusing on the Politics, Culture, and History of German-speaking Europe: destinations, Berlin, Munich, and Vienna, http://www.uwrf.edu/GlobalConnections/GermanyandAustria.cfm.
April 7-10, 2011 The UWRF International Relations Club (advisor, Wes Chapin) participated in the annual Arrowhead Model UN Conference.
March 2011 Wes Chapin led a group of students to Europe as part of a course focusing on the Politics, Culture, and History of German-speaking Europe: destinations, Berlin, Munich, and Vienna, http://www.uwrf.edu/GlobalConnections/GermanyandAustria.cfm.
January 21-22, 2011 Wes Chapin was a participant in the "Step 2 Planning Institute" organized by the Society for College and University Planning in Tempe, Arizona.
November 17, 2010 Davida Alperin gave a talk about the new national health care to the UWRF Council on Health and Wellness. This group's mission is to "work collaboratively to identify and address health and wellness issues that affect UWRF students, faculty, and staff, in a broad systematic manner, based on current available data, information, and research."
November 11, 2010 Neil Kraus presented the paper "The Challenges and Possibilities of Regional Collaboration Among Small Jurisdictions" at the Northeast Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
November 10, 2010 Wes Chapin was the moderator for a debate between the College Republicans and College Democrats on foreign policy issues.
November 4, 2010 Wes Chapin was "The 2010 National and State Elections," guest on Focus on You, UWRF Cable News Program.
October 28, 2010 Davida Alperin spoke at Hudson to the Ecel energy workers about the mid-term elections.
October 25, 2010 Wes Chapin was interviewed by KARE 11 reporter Boyd Huppert for broadcast on the topic "Race to the finish in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate contest."
October 15, 2010 Wes Chapin led a group of nine UWRF students to the annual Wisconsin in Political Science Association Conference in Milwaukee. He served as the chair and discussant of a panel that explored the causes and consequences of "The Afghanistan War."
October 15, 2010 Wes Chapin received a Certificate of Completion of the "Teaching to Learn" workshop. Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI.
October 5, 2010 Neil Kraus presented "The Politics of Criminal Justice" at the UWRF Morning with a Professor lecture series.
October 2, 2010 Wes Chapin was a participant in the "Step 1 Planning Institute" organized by the Society for College and University Planning in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Fall 2010 Erick Highum designed a study to determine the level of support that UWRF students have for various policy approaches to the Afghanistan war, to build on the findings in the 2008 UWRF Iraq war survey, and to compare the support for both wars. The survey also allows the Political Science students conducting the survey an opportunity to gather original research and present their findings at professional undergraduate research conferences in 2011.