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IUS faculty discuss 2020 election uncertainty

A photo taken of the Coming Together virtual event. Rhonda Wrzenski spoke about the different types of fraud that can occur in elections.
November 6, 2020

IU Southeast faculty members Michael Day, Rhonda Wrzenski, Joe Wert, and Adam Maksl discussed the 2020 Election in a public forum on Wednesday. IUS faculty met virtually at the “Coming Together Event”...

Why Voting Matters to Me event grants students civics soapbox

Photo illustration of the virtual meeting.
A school-sponsored forum on voter engagement brings diversity of thought to the forefront while unifying attendees in a willingness to participate in democracy
September 29, 2020

The IU Southeast Student Government, the School of Social Sciences, and the Political Science Club hosted a public forum Monday in which students were given a platform to speak their minds about registering...

IUS hosts Mock Iowa Caucus, voting drama ensues

Joe Wert, IUS professor of political science, tries to rally support for Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar would go on to finish with the third most voters in the IUS Mock Caucus, which awarded her one delegate.
Event allowed students and faculty to participate in a caucus while learning how the process works
February 21, 2020

IUS students and faculty took over the Hoosier Room on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to participate in IU Southeast’s first ever Mock Iowa Caucus. The goal was to educate those involved and also have a decisive winner,...

Is there value in your vote?

Is there value in your vote?
How the local elections could impact young adults and college students
November 5, 2018

Though college campuses are typically an epicenter for political debates and current issues, young adults tend to have the lowest voter turnout – especially during midterm elections. In 2016, voter turnout...

Possibilities of the Presidential Elecetion

Possibilities of the Presidential Elecetion
October 17, 2016

With less than a month left before Americans from coast to coast head to the polls, it’s becoming more evident that the last few days of the 2016 presidential election are going to be very ugly. Yet,...

Professors participate in 2016 election panel

Ron Allman, professor of journalism, speaks to the crowd about the media and if they need to change the way they cover politics.
April 29, 2016

The third floor of the IUS Library was recently home to a discussion about politics and whether or not Americans have created politicians’ characteristics. On Wednesday, April 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.,...

Examining voter turnout patterns

Indiana eligible voter turnout in 2014. 
Sources:
www.indy.gov
www.idsnews.com
www.allencounty.us
www.vanderburg.gov.org
Graphic by Daniel Vance. Modified by Kristin Kennedy.
IU Southeast students, faculty advocate importance of voting
November 2, 2015

During this year’s election, many citizens will stand in line to vote candidates into office. According to statistics, though, the lines may be short. Over the last couple of years, the statistics...

On the issues

On the issues
November 2, 2015

On Tuesday Nov. 3, some citizens across the nation will walk inside voting booths and select who will represent them in elected offices over the next few years. And next year, voters will select candidates...

Political networking

Political networking
Students talk about how social media has changed politics.
October 29, 2015

November is quickly approaching which means election season is nearly upon us. If you forget, all you have to do is scroll through their Facebook page or Twitter feed. People turn to social media to...

IU Southeast faculty run for New Albany City Council

Cliff Staten and Greg Phipps
October 5, 2015

When election day for New Albany’s city council arrives on Nov. 3, two members of IU Southeast’s faculty will be on the ballot. Cliff Staten, Professor of Political Science and International Studies,...

Political slamming limits voter choice

August 26, 2012

              “I am a concerned citizen, and I approve this message.” During this political election, most media outlets — TV, radio,...

Professors discuss post-election results

November 15, 2008

Post-election results and what they mean were discussed at a political forum in the University Center North on Thursday, Nov. 13. Linda Gugin, professor of political science, Clifford Staten, professor...

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