August 30, 2019 Newsletter

 Opportunities and Announcements

     for the Week of August 30, 2019

Greetings from Washington, DC where I’m attending the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.

Next Friday (September 6) is the end of the drop/add period. Students intending to complete their Senior Capstone Project this semester must be signed up for an independent study (POSC 396) by that date. You will find all the relevant information here. Please note that your adviser, before granting permission for POSC 396, must first sign off on your Senior Project Prospectus.

This week Prof. Paul Schroeder announced that he would be retiring at the end of the academic year. He has contributed enormously to the Department and University and added immeasurably to the experience of our majors. During his 14 years at CWRU, Prof. Schroeder has been an outstanding and popular professor and a devoted adviser and mentor. He also created and taught a long list of courses, which as a cluster comprise our East Asian subfield. While we still have several months to celebrate his time at CWRU and to wish him well in retirement, I wanted to let students know now so they can plan accordingly. In addition to his section of POSC 172, Prof. Schroeder is currently teaching POSC 535 (Political Thought and Political Change in China). Next semester he will teach POSC 370C (American Relations in East Asia) and POSC 370D (The Politics of China).

All the best,

The Political Science Department is hiring an Office Assistant for Fall 2019!

  • Must be a POSC major–preferably a sophomore or junior
  • 2.5 hours/week
  • $12/hour
Duties include:
  • Assisting with the department weekly newsletter
  • Other general office duties, such as scanning and distributing of materials
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Department Assistant Jessica Jurcak, jkj22@case.eduPlease apply by Friday, September 6th.

General Announcements

  • CWRU will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day. Our office will reopen on Tuesday. Enjoy the long weekend!
  • Are you registered to vote?
    • Not sure? Check your Ohio voter registration status here.
    • No? Register to vote through TurboVote.
    • Ohio voter registration deadline: October 7th
      Learn more about registration and voting here.
  • Visit our Internships and Careers webpage for updated internship, fellowship, funding, post-graduate, and career information.
  • Visit the CWRU Political Science Department webpage!
  • Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! We regularly post news about our faculty, students, and alumni, upcoming events and opportunities, and general department information!

Upcoming Events

Political Science Welcome Back Students Gathering
September 4, 4:14-5:30pm, Mather House 100
Hang out with the Political Science faculty and enjoy snacks and beverages. All are welcome! RSVP here.

Friday Lunch: Supreme Court Forecast and Review
August 30, 12:30-1:30, Kelvin Smith Library Dampeer Room
Join CWRU Law Professors Jonathan Adler and Jonathan Entin as they review the Supreme Court’s past term and preview what’s to come.

15th Annual Cleveland Oktoberfest
August 30-September 2, Berea Fairgrounds
Enjoy a weekend of German music, food, beer, activities, and more! Buy your tickets online for $3 off admission.

Slovak Festival
September 1, 12-8pm, St. Anthony of Padua Parish
Enjoy Slovak food, beer, pastries, and dancing. Admission is $5 at the door.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Info Session and Panel
September 5, 12-1pm, Adelbert Hall Toepfer Room
The panel will include current CWRU student NSF GRFP awardees and faculty members who have served on national review and NSF GRFP panels. Lunch will be served. Register online.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Open House/Hiring Event for Summer 2020 Internships
September 5, 1-3pm, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has over 19 opportunities in a variety of disciplines for 2020 summer internships. This event is open for sophomore, junior, and senior students. Contact for more information.

Get Graphic! Refuge and Asylum
September 5, 4-5pm, Cleveland Public Library–Main Branch
This series focuses on the historic and contemporary crises experienced by refugees around the world.  Together, through comics, we will listen to the voices of those who have found new homes and shared their stories.

Friday Lunch: Constitutional Errors: What the “Founding Fathers” Got Wrong
September 6, 12:30-1:30, Kelvin Smith Library Room LL06
Join CWRU Political Science Professor Joe White for a discussion on what the authors of the Federalist Papers missed and what that means for us today.

Movie Night with Professor Joe White: The Death of Stalin
September 12, 6:30pm, Mather House 100
Come watch The Death of Stalin with Professor White, complete with a combinations of dinner, snacks, and dessert. The story isn’t exactly true, but versions of a lot of the events did occur, and while what happened between Stalin’s closest aides is not quite known, the version in  the movie has lots of horribly plausible aspects.

Constitution Day Forum: “Battle for the Ballet Box!”
September 16, 4-5:30pm, Moot Courtroom
The CWRU Student Constitution Discussion Roundtable is pleased to welcome Alora Thomas-Lundborg, J.D., and Hans von Spakowsky, J.D., to discuss critical questions on the right to vote.

Behind Enemy Lines – The True Story of a Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany
September 18, 6:30-8pm, Maltz Performing Arts Center
Marthe Cohn is a Jewish woman who was a French spy on the Nazis during World War II. Tickets are free, but required.

2019 Florence Cellar Conference on Aging: “Aging and Public Policies: Advocacy and Practice Implications”
September 27, Executive Caterers at Landerhaven
This year’s speakers include Boston University Social Welfare Policy Professor Robert B. Hudson; AARP National Volunteer President Alicia Georges; Director of the Ohio Department of Aging Ursel J. McElroy; and US Senator Sherrod Brown. The student registration fee is $75.

Check out our Political Science Events page for additional events happening on and around campus!


Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

Freedman Fellows Student Program
Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for funding to complete targeted digital projects.  Students can partake in one of two opportunities: 

  • 2019-2020 Internship Track: Support for a student to work in the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship and the University Archives on a library-initiated digital project commemorating the 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage.
  • 2019-2020 Grant Track: Support for student-proposed digital projects.

Applications are open until September 15, 2019.

Previously posted opportunities can be found on the department webpage. Please make sure to check regularly as to not miss approaching deadlines!


Volunteer Opportunities

Civic Engagement Scholars
The Civic Engagement Scholars Program is coordinated by the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning and endorsed by Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder. This initiative is designed to promote meaningful community engagement through service, education, and reflection. Applications are due September 22.

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