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Political Science & World Affairs Club News, with links to images:

News by Jeremy Lewis; revised 8 Oct. 2009


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Graduation '08, #760: Samantha Mosier '08 | Sen. Joe Biden with Dep. Comms. Dir. Marion Steinfels '03 | Amanda Spiegel '08 interned with Sen. Roger Bedford.
Seek Hi-res images in this folder for spring 2009.


News
  • Fall 2009
  • Engagement credit: Alabama World Affairs Council's next speaker event, Tuesday 13 October at 5:30pm in the Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Engagement credit, field trip: D. Cole Muzio and Alexis Johnson of the Political Science Club visited Politics4all.com's social media workshop to see cutting edge software in action at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery, 8 Oct '09.  Student fees were sponsored by Dr. James Albritton (thanks). Images on Facebook.
  • Engagement credit: Devon Beaty '11 and Maegan McCollum '10 discussed Lincoln over lunch with the Stallworth Lecturer, Dr. Ronald C. White, who later lectured on "Lincoln's Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural Address," Tuesday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel
  • Contratulations to Catie Malone '11 (Political Science/Communication Studies; Ozark, Ala.), who was named Miss Ozark over the weekend.
  • Engagement credit: The Carter Center in downtown Atlanta is holding an evening Conversations event, "The Carter Presidency Revisited", Wed. 28 Oct. '09.  The Club is planning a field trip, has five seats reserved, and will combine this with a visit to multimedia exhibits at the Carter Presidential Museum. The Museum is found at 441 Freedom Parkway and student tickets to the newly redesigned museum are $6.  (The re-opening of the Museum with all-new exhibits is 1 Oct. '09)
  • Engagement credit: AL World Affairs Council is holding its first event of the season on Tues. 29 Sep. at 5:30pm in the Museum of Fine Arts: Janet Guyon, managing editor of Bloomberg News, is the speaker.
  • Congratulations to Max Johnson '13 (Political Science; Prattville, Ala.) for being elected president of the Commuter students' association.
  • AL World Affairs Council pages have been revised with new speaker information for 2009-10.
  • Enjoyed the first home football game, and spotted Rick and Heath in the thick of the action.  Here is the list of HC football players in PSC courses, Fall 2009, and the numbers to look out for: 29 Matt Frate DB; 31 Heath Woodruff RB -- but actually wearing 36 shirt; 33 Paul Mielke RB; 42 Heath Shankles RB; 50 Rick Riley OL; 56 Brad Witt LB; 66 Dylan Pugh OL; 93 Jared Sill DL.
  • Summer 2009
  • Jon Lyons '08 works in the Catastrophe Claims department for State Farm Insurance in Jacksonville, Florida (#31 on the Fortune 500 list). He is looking for a house and taking courses to obtain his Associate in Claims (AIC).
  • Larry Newton '09, the former National Vice Chief of the Boy Scouts of America, has been awarded by the the Order of the Arrow's Distinguished Service Award.
  • "Chase Rogers '11 (Communication Studies; Troy, Ala.), made it to the semifinal round of the Alabama Golf Association Match Play Championship in Dothan, Ala., this weekend. Chase was NCAA-Division III's top freshman in 2008, winning the coveted Phil Mickelson Award."  -- HC News.  Chase has taken several political science courses.
  • new speaker events for Alabama World Affairs Council speaker program, 2009-10, and speaker notes page, for AWAC.US
  • Jarret Allen Layson '04, JD, University of Alabama law school '07, is engaged to be married on 15 August 2009 to Jenna Louise Sumlin, in Opelika, AL.  Congratulations to both.
  • Congratulate the following who, in spring 2009, made the Dean's List of High Honors (3.8+)
  • Maegan Ashley McCollum, Political Science, English, 2010, Eldridge AL
    David Coleman Muzio, Political Science, 2011, Millbrook AL
    Chanley Elizabeth Rainey, Political Science, English, 2009 Monroeville AL
    Lindsay Elizabeth Curry, Political Science, 2008, Montgomery AL
    Chrystine Devereaux Lake, Political Science, 2009, Montgomery AL
    Richard Wilson Riley, History, Political Science, 2010, Sylacauga AL
    Mark Heath Woodruff, Political Science, History, 2011 Wetumpka AL
    ... and the Dean's List of Honors (3.6+)
    William Brian Francis, Political Science, English, 2012, Dothan AL
    Caitlin Victoria Malone, Pol. Sci., Comm. Studies, 2011 Ozark AL
    Karin Alexis Johnson, Political Science, 2012, Wetumpka AL
  • Senate internships: Cole Muzio '11 (Political Science; Millbrook, AL), and Shane Stinemetz '10 (Political Science; Prattville, AL), will begin month-long summer internships working for the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions '69 in Washington, D.C., in July.
  • Emily White '09, who organized and led our Model United team, has become a Program Analyst for Science and Engineering Services in Huntsville.  She tracks the resources and helps process government defense contracts.  She reports learning a lot and enjoying the people she works with.  She is getting to see a side of both government and business sectors that she has little experience in.  She plans to work for a year and begin grad school in fall 2010.
  • Extensive facelift and some revisions (including tentative events for 2009-10) to AWAC.US
  • New albums of Model United Nations Team: Team at UN General Assembly | team sightseeing in NYC
  • Much improved Model United Nations index
  • added new registrants to Class of 2013
  • Dr. Lewis's chapter, "From Electronic FOIA (EFOIA) to e-Government: the Development of Online Official Information Services, 1985-2009," has been accepted to Handbook of Public Information Systems, Third Edition, Chris Shea and G. David Garson, eds. CRC Press, forthcoming 2009.
  • Dr. Lewis's chapter, "Tide of Security Secrecy, Tide of Transparency: The G.W. Bush and Obama Administrations, 2001-2009," has been accepted to Handbook of Public Information Systems, Third Edition, Chris Shea and G. David Garson, eds. CRC Press, forthcoming 2009.
  • Dates page has been updated for Fall 2009.
  • Spring 2009 | Facebook album | images folder
  • Congratulations to those in political science who won Greek academic awards:
  • Alexis Johnson (Phi Mu, '12), Political Science; Wetumpka, AL.
  • Katelyn Carter (Phi Mu, '12); Biochemistry; Montevallo, AL.
  • Congratulations to those going on to postgraduate studies:
  • Chanley Elizabeth Rainey '09 (Political Science, Monroeville, AL, 4.0 GPA) who has been granted a full scholarship and teaching assistantship by the political science department of the University of Alabama where she will pursue a PhD in Political Science with specialization in international relations.
  • Todd Louis Adams '09 (Political Science; Montgomery, AL., Sigma Sigma Sigma honor society), who has been accepted to graduate school at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL., where he will work toward an M.A. in political science with a specialization in diplomacy and security.
  • Samantha Mosier '08, who is completing the MA at AUM and proceeding to the political science Ph.D. program at Colorado State University. She was awarded a 3/4 T.A. position with a stipend and a majority of her tuition.
  • Haydyn Hedgspeth '08, who is completing the MAPA at Troy University and proceeding to a nursing degree at AUM.
  • Chanley and Sam join Sierra Turner: we now have three students studying for the doctorate on full fellowships.
  • Congratulations on these Political Science graduates of HC, class of 2009:
  • Todd Louis Adams '09 (Montgomery, AL., Sigma Sigma Sigma honor society)
  • James Capps Corby, II '09 (Anniston, AL)
  • Chrystine Devereaux Lake '09 (Montgomery, AL; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Sigma Sigma honor society; and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies))
  • Brady Garland Lamborne '09 (Alexander City, AL)
  • Richard Alan Moore, Jr '09(Birmingham, AL)
  • Larry Michael Newton '09 (Georgiana, AL, Sigma Sigma Sigma honor society)
  • Chanley Elizabeth Rainey '09 (Monroeville, AL; Alpha Beta; Omicron Delta Kappa; and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies)
  • Notes on honor societies: Alpha Beta is for the academic top 10%; Omicron Delta Kappa is for leadership and scholarship; Sigma Sigma Sigma is for a combination of scholarship, service and spirit; Phi Eta Sigma is for outstanding freshman year.
  • Congratulations to those winning Political Science Awards:
  • For public service, Larry Michael Newton, '09 (Political Science; Georgiana, AL.);
  • for academic achievement in the major and a high overall grade point average: M. Heath Woodruff, Class '11 (Political Science/History; Wetumpka, AL.); D. Cole Muzio, '11 (Political Science; Millbrook, AL.); Chrystine Devereux Lake, '09 (Political Science; Montgomery, AL.); Maegan Ashley McCollum, '10 (Political Science/English; Eldridge, AL.), Chanley E. Rainey, '09 (Political Science/English; Monroeville, AL.)
  • Congratulations to our summer US Senate interns:
  • Shane Stinemetz '10 (Political Science; Prattville, AL.), Deborah Garrett '11 (History; Pelham, AL.), and Cole Muzio '11 (Political Science; Millbrook, AL.), who will intern with U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, Class of 1969, in Washington, D.C., this summer
  • Congratulations to those who won awards outside political science!
  • Chanley Rainey '09 (Political Science/English; Monroeville, AL.), on receiving the Joseph L. Dean Jr. Memorial Award, given each year to the graduating English major who has achieved the best academic average in English course work.
  • Maegan McCollum, '10 (Political Science/English; Eldridge, AL.), on receiving the Frank T. Thompson Award for Creativity, given each year by the Huntingdon Publications Board to the senior who has demonstrated the greatest creativity in work on The Gargoyle (the newspaper), Bells and Pomegranates (the yearbook), and Prelude (the College literary publication).
  • Congratulations to the new SGA officers from political science:
  • Director of Publicity, Cole Muzio ’11; and Director of Student Activities: Catie Malone ’11.
  • Excellent, new PBS Frontline documentary films of interest:
  • "Poisoned Waters" [online notes and streaming video].
  • "Children of the Taliban" [online notes and streaming video]
  • New, tagged Facebook album of spring 2009 activities of political science club, including Awards day, speakers, and soon to include graduation imagesLowRes images are found in this web folder; and HiRes images are found in this web folder.
  • New tagged photo album of Model United Nations team, New York City, April 2009 is on Facebook.; LowRes images are found in this web folder; and HiRes images are found in this web folder.
  • Lt. Col. John P. Stokes, USAFR, spoke on 21 April '09 on the changing Air Force doctrine from large scale warfare to counterinsurgency, to PSC 303 International Relations, with illustrations drawn from combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan..
  • Prof. Jaime Demick of HC kindly spoke about her experiences in promoting a sexual harrassment bill in the Maryland state legislature, to PSC 212, in FL 203 at 0915 on Monday 6 April (on lobbying the legislature), and to PSC 314 with  in FL 203 at 1230 on Tuesday 7 April (on the criminal law process and rights she experienced.)
  • Prof. Shawn Bates, international law, American University, spoke on Tues. 10 March to PSC 314: Constitutional law on his Washington semester program and study abroad programs, then explained a case that morning in the 11th Circuit court in Montgomery.
  • Charles Walters '08 spoke to PSC 306 on his experiences at Duke postgraduate school of Divinity.
  • Jacques Lamour, a current HC student from Haiti, spoke to PSC 303 on the political history of Haiti from 1492 to Aristide.
  • Congratulations to Todd Adams '09, who has been accepted to the Master's of Diplomacy and Security program at the University of West Florida.
  • Congratulations to the the following students who have been elected to SGA executive council positions for next year:  Katelyn Carter '12 (Director of Publicity; Psychology; Montevallo, Ala.); and Catie Malone '11 (Vice President; Political Science/Communication Studies; Ozark, Ala.).  Vying for the presidency via run-off election is Cole Muzio '11 (Political Science; Millbrook, Ala.)
  • Dr. Adam Lowther, USAFRI, spoke on nuclear weapons theory to PSC 303, 0930 on Th 26 Feb. in FL 203.
  • President Obama's first Address to Congress, 24 Feb. '09, is outlined here.
  • Cole Muzio, Heath Woodruff, Kylie Piercy and Ryan Murray, students from class PSC 306, Public Organizations, assembled on Monday 23 February at the State House to be interviewed on APTV's Capitol Journal about policy questions.  The material will be used in Capitol Journal, shown late weekday evenings on APTV.
  • Stimulus Watch.org: A new project is assembled quickly (using open source software) to list (by state) the projects for infrastructure spending from the US Conference of Mayors' web site, and invite viewers to vote for or against each project.  (However, the comments about politics in the discussion wiki are crude, and the projects are not actually included in the 2009 economic stimulus bill.)
  • President Obama's address to Congress (likely to cover the economic stimulus package) will be carried live on TV at 8pm CT, 24 Feb. '09.
  • Todd Adams, our Alabama Law Institute Capitol Intern winner for spring 2009, has been assigned to the Public Safety and County & Municipal Government committees of the state legislature.   He is assigned to working on projects to check the race ratio of appointments across Boards of the state government; and to research the comparative success of use of biodiesel fuels in school buses.
  • Dr. Lewis has been honored with membership of the editorial board of Open Government: A Journal on Freedom of Information, an international journal.
  • Congratulations are due to the following political science majors, minors (or frequent fliers) for their induction into Alpha Beta (academic) or Sigma Sigma Sigma (academic success and service), the two HC honorary societies:
  • Chanley Elizabeth Rainey (AB -- senior elected when a junior)
  • Maegan Ashley McCollum (AB -- elected as a junior)
  • Todd Louis Adams (SSS)
  • Chrystine Devereaux Lake (SSS)
  • Larry Michael Newton (SSS)
  • Emily Susan White (AB & SSS)
  • Michael Briddell, former WSFA TV reporter, and an assistant to Mayor Bright, now a candidate for mayor, will speak (now confirmed) to PSC 212, on Wednesday 11 Feb. at 09:15 in FL 203. The test for 212 is postponed to Monday 16 Feb.
  • New event: the Montgomery mayoral candidates' debate will be held in our chapel at 6-8 pm, 12 February.
  • Scott Simmons, a candidate for mayor of Montgomery, who kindly visited our MUN pancake breakfast, spoke to PSC 212 on Friday 6 Feb. at 09:15 in FL 203.  He presented various plans for developing the city, including a "re-birth" zone with lower sales taxes in Montgomery Mall, avoiding increases in the property tax to pay for a lower sales tax citywide; and boosting tourism.  He also demonstrated knowledge of the city budget, and spoke for a warmer political climate in the city, welcoming all..
  • Senior assessment day will be 8:30 am on Friday 13 March, and graduating political science students will be taking the Major Field Test.  Those who are double majors with History (or any other discipline involved) will take the second MFT in the afternoon.
  • AWAC: Bret Stephens, a lively, young and appealing journalist, will speak on "Israel and Hamas: The End Game," this coming Tuesday 3 Feb. at the Museum of Fine Arts. Reception at 5:30, speech at 6:15, out at 7:30 pm.  Let me know if wishing to go.
  • Dr. Lewis helped the Model United Nations team present to World Affairs Council Board of trustees in January, and then to AWAC members at a reception in February, their project to represent Turkmenistan in the New York Model United Nations, 5-10 April 2009.
  • The Model United Nations team also held a successful pancake breakfast fundraiser, at which Dr. Lewis enticed a local attorney and a candidate to donate substantially to the team.  Thanks to Emily White, Richard Moore, Aarendy Gomez, Sarah Ward and others.
  • The USAF ACSC at Maxwell AFB has another one-day symposium, this year on the middle east and Africa: Friday 13 Feb, 8:30 to 5:30.  Sold Right Out -- but I got permission for you to enroll as alternates, since there may be no-shows.
  • A number of alumni have recently visited or sent in comments (via Facebook or email) about the preparation they obtained in our classes for their future law school classes -- thanks to all of you, and we are very flattered.  (It must be the New Year spirit.)
  • Congratulations to Catie Malone '11, who obtained tickets to the Obama presidential inauguration in Washington DC.
  • Dr. Lewis reviewed more academic journal article manuscripts over the winter break, for Scientific Journals International.
  • We welcome two new HC staff with political or political science experience: Anthony Leigh and Blake Gore.
  • Alabama Deputy State Treasurer Anthony Leigh becomes HC's vice president for external affairs.  Leigh is the chief legislative liaison and spokesperson for the Treasury Department.  Prior to his work with the Alabama treasury, he served as a legislative assistant and organizational director for U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions for three years.
  • We welcome Blake Gore as director of the College's Center for Career and Vocation.  Gore completed his bachelor's degree in English and Political Science.
  • Impact Alabama creator Steven Black will be the featured speaker for the Huntingdon College Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, Wednesday, January 21, at 11:45 a.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.  Black will speak on the topic, "Social Justice for the Next Generation." (Yes, he is the grandson of US Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.)
  • Congratulations to the following political science majors or minors who appear on the Dean's List of High Honors (GPA >3.8) for Fall 2008:
  • Maegan Ashley McCollum, of Eldridge, AL
  • Chanley Elizabeth Rainey, of Monroeville, AL
  • Todd Louis Adams, of Montgomery, AL
  • Karin Alexis Johnson, of  Wetumpka AL
  • Mark Heath Woodruff, of  Wetumpka AL
  • Congratulations also to the following who appear on the Dean's list of Honors (GPA >3.6):
  • Chrystine Devereaux Lake, of  Magnolia Springs AL
  • David Coleman Muzio, of  Millbrook AL
  • Katelyn Joyce Carter, of  Montevallo AL
  • William Scott Taylor Forrest, of  Montgomery AL
  • Allison Bauer Comer, of  Montrose AL
  • Shane Kurt Stinemetz, of  Prattville AL
  • Shane Alexander Newlands, of  Cave Creek Arizona
  • Congratulations to Roman Rauccio '12 on being appointed by Governor Riley to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council.  Roman has worked with his father helping in a juvenile rehabilitation facility, and in a step down program in the Alabama Sheriffs' Youth Ranches.
  • Congratulations to Todd Adams '09 (Political Science; Montgomery), who has been selected to serve as a Capitol legislative intern for the 2009 regular session of the Alabama Legislature.  He will begin his duties in February.  The HC political science program is still batting 100% in applications for these competitive internships.
  • Fall 2008
  • In the 2007-2008 Prelude writing contest, the prose winners are:
  • The following, who maintained a 3.6 average, were inducted into the HC honorary society, Phi Eta Sigma.
  • Registration step-by-step links added to Courses Index, including documents for successful registration.
  • Registration card choices, spring 2009 for political science majors. including popular non-conflicting electives.
  • Marion Steinfels '03 managed the strong challenge of Judge Deborah Bell Paseur for the AL Supreme Court, which came close to unseating Republican Greg Shaw.
  • Election results and general election blog
  • LInks for HC's Bright-Love Debate with candidates for second congressional district of Alabama
  • Images of Political science majors in Homecoming Court, 18 October: Chrystine Lake and Abby Grace Chandler
  • According to Chaplain Brian Smith, forty HC students have volunteered for training as poll watchers, a fine way to do public service -- and earn an iPod!
  • HC political science students watch third presidential debate, Ashley Hopkinson, "Collegians Bring Critical Eye to Debate," 15 Oct. '08, in Montgomery Advertiser  [Local]
  • same on WSFA TV news [click on "Candidates" video thumbnail -- may expire soon]
  • Scores of tests and capstone works received
  • Alumni News updated with recent information received from young alumni.
  • Notes of presidential and vice-presidential debates
  • Davis Patterson, so excited in class about the upcoming presidential debate, 15 October 2008
  • Join us in the Hawk's Nest for the final U.S. presidential debate, 2008; on TV, Wed. 15 October at 7:30 pm.  View, analyze, discuss: (you may also have a chance to volunteer to be interviewed by reporters)
  • Congratulations to our new members of the Homecoming Court: Abby Grace Chandler '12 (Florence, AL) and Chrys Lake '09 (Magnolia Springs, AL)
  • New (male) faces in PSC 201 are uploaded -- linked from 201 button on Courses index.
  • Political science students in the home football game, 27 Sep. '08
  • Speaker notes, Alabama World Affairs Council
  • Scores of tests
  • Notes of presidential and vice-presidential debates
  • HC's congressional debate on 22 Oct. is already getting attention.  See the article today in the Mgmy Advertiser by Darryn Simmons, "Colleges Hot spots for political debates".  He was particular impressed that this is being organized partly by a student and the questions will be written by seniors in political science. Page version | Printer-friendly version .   Although there will not be questions from the audience in this format, I'm sure you will get a chance to give your assessments to the camera crews afterwards.
  • In the annual F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum college literary contest, "Broken Daffodils," by Maegan McCollum '10 (Political Science/English; Eldridge)  was awarded second place.  Congratulations, Maegan.
  • The Bright-Love Debate for the Second Alabama Congressional District, will be held Wednesday, October 22 (new date), at 7:00 p.m. in the College's Ligon Chapel.  Capstone students in political science will formulate the questions for Dr. Lewis, who will moderate.
  • Faculty Activity notes have been greatly revised, for last three years.
  • James Payne '99 cames to PSC 302 to speak on European institutions and law.
  • Dr. Lewis was quoted about the effect of the financial services bankruptcies on voters' perceptions, on Perspectives, 6pm Wed. 24 Sep. '08, on WVAS-FM 90.7, the public radio station of Alabama State University.
  • Dr. Lewis was quoted by Bob Lowry in "Court Candidates Close in Money: Differences Come in Number and Types of Donors", Huntsville Times, 19 Sep. '08.
  • Dr. Lewis volunteered to teach the "Citizen of the World" merit badge to Boy Scouts for six hours on Saturday 13 Sep.  The Merit Badge day was organized by Larry Newton (political science), and teachers included Chrys Lake and Richard Moore, other seniors in political science.
  • In Sep. '08, Dr. Lewis reviewed a full book manuscript on British and European politics for Rowman & Litttlefield publishers.
  • Dr. Lewis participated in the annual conference of the American Political Science Association, in Boston, and in a one-day course on pre-law advising.
  • The following clubs are sponsored by Dr. Lewis for 2008-09: Model United Nations, newly organized, under Emily White, and the Political Science Club.  Dr. Lewis also continues to advise the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
  • Dr. Lewis participated on the board of Alabama World Affairs Council, and acted as webmaster.
  • In August 2008, Dr. Lewis reviewed several articles submitted to the political science journals of Scientific Journals International.
  • A number of opportunities to participate in campaigns have been circulated, most recently for the AlaDems.
  • Samantha Mosier '08, a research fellow at AUM's Center for Government, is working on seven projects plus a Master's of Public Administration at AUM, and has won four scholarships, effectively giving her full tuition.
  • Congratulations to the following political scientists who are new members (and future leaders) of sororities:
  • Alpha Omicron Pi: Abby Grace Chandler, 2012 (Political Science, Florence)
  • Chi Omega (none so far)
  • Phi Mu (a new chapter):
  • Abby Carter, 2012 (Political Science; Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Katelyn Carter, 2012 (Political Science; Montevallo)
  • Alexis Johnson, 2012 (Political Science; Wetumpka)
  • Images of the Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers' waterslide, 11 Sep. '08, including Dean Fedler, lists: LowRes | HiRes
  • Marion Steinfels '03, who worked as a deputy communications director for Sen. Joe Biden's aborted campaign in spring 2008, then worked for the Clinton campaign in Alabama, returned to Biden upon his nomination as Vice Presidential candidate of the democratic party; she is also in the news as the campaign director for the Deborah Paseur for judge campaign.
  • Languages vital for US Special Forces:"  "Recruiting since 9/11 has not been a problem for Special Operations Forces," said Gen. Bryan D. Brown, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.  "Every seat in every school is full to start the course."  But only "about 23 percent graduate from the course," said Gen. Brown.  "They fail the course for all kinds of reasons, one of them being their inability to pass the [foreign] language portion."  "And so if you can hit a target at 600 meters, that is great, but unless you can speak a language that we ask you to learn, you are still not going to graduate and wear a Special Forces tab."  See "Current Manning, Equipping and Readiness Challenges Facing Special Operations Forces," hearing before the House Arm-d Services Committee, January 31, 2007:   http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2007_hr/sof.pdf
  • Richard Moore and Chrys Lake volunteered with Dr. Lewis to teach the "Citizen of the World" merit badge to Boy Scouts on Saturday 13 Sep.  The Merit Badge day was organized by Larry Newton, another senior in political science.  Requirements are found here.
  • Congrats to the following political science majors who are new members of Freshman Forum 2008-09
  • The Josh Segall for Congress 2008 campaign (Democrats) has asked for volunteers and interns.  Amanda Spiegel '08 is already working in their finance office.
  • During fraternity recruitment (rush) week, check out the stunning new chapter room of the Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers.  It has been remodelled with help from several alumni, to include a large wrap-around bar, new furniture and lighting, a trophy case, a study library, and new video game equipment.
  • College Clubs need to register by 9 Sep.
  • There will be a Political Science Club meeting on Friday 5 Sep. at 12:30pm. At this meeting we will elect our officers. Until we get a room booked, meet at my office, Flowers 209.  Todd has been working on a constitution.  Contacts: Todd Adams, Larry Newton and Chrys Lake.
  • On a side note, the Republican Grass Roots event is tomorrow night from 7:30-10:30pm. It will be held downtown at the Riverwalk Stadium. If anyone plans to attend please call Larry Newton.
  • New College Republican Pres. is our own Shane Stinemetz.
  • Model United Nations is getting organized, see Emily White, who has been working on a constitution.
  • World Affairs Council speakers are now listed: see www.AWAC.US
  • Anyone wanting to kick off the College Democrats' season? Contacts: Todd Adams and Chrys Lake.
  • PSC 371B, the seminar in law, which had not been listed fully for registration, is cancelled.  We expect to bring it back next year.
  • The PSC 499: Senior capstone seminar adds an essay examination -- but the MFT test may no longer be required.
  • Dr. Lewis returned from the APSA conference with plenty of materials for courses.  Thanks for bearing with us in the first week of classes.
  • To join the trip to the Hyundai factory: Sep. 10, 1:30pm -- see Matt Correia.
  • Graduate and Professional School Fair: 9 Oct at 11:00 in Dining Hall, with recruiters for a number of law and grad schools of interest to political science students.
  • "Aarendy Gomez '12 (Political Science; Centreville, Ala.) spent eight weeks of her summer traveling with the Ethnic Young Adult (EYA) Summer Internship Program, sponsored by the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church. As part of the Latin America Working Group, Aarendy attended congressional hearings and seminars and visited embassies and the United Nations building.  The program took participants to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Baltimore." -- HC Monday Messages, 25 Aug. '08
  • New speakers' dates and topics for Alabama World Affairs Council meetings, 2008-09
  • Political Science Capitol Internships, Spring '08
  • Jan Crawford Greenburg (ABC News) will be the Stallworth lecturer, 7:30 pm on 23 Sep. 2008.  Her lively new book, Supreme Conflict, (2007) argues that W. Bush has been more successful than other recent Republican presidents, in casting the Supreme Court in a conservative direction.  Speaker notes.
  • Senior Chrys Lake is now working in the office of our alumna, US Attorney Leura Garrett Canary.
  • Summer 2008
  • Emily White spent summer 2008 in Nashville as an intern at the Tennessee Disability Coalition. She is considering a master's degree in public policy or administration.
  • Charles Walters and Gillian Lisenby report hiking on the weekends around Duke University.  As a fellow of the University Scholars Program, Charles is expected to propose and lead seminars at Duke. His colleagues are from Harvard, Yale, and John Hopkins. He is hoping to spin the seminar topic off his senior capstone at HC, combining international studies and religion.
  • Winter & Spring 2008
  • We have made some changes to the booklists for Fall 2008.
  • The Curtis anthology, by popular request, is restored to PSC 201, American Government
  • Hauss replaces the out of date text by Wilson in PSC 302, Comparative Government.
  • Crash Course for the GRE, 3rd Edition, Written by Princeton Review, is added to the senior capstone, PSC 499..
  • Lt. Gabriel M. Thorn '05 wins BRONZE STAR & Combat Action badge!  Gabe, a political science graduate ('05) and a close friend of Mary Katherine Pappas (summa cum laude) '08, participated in Army ROTC and AL World Affairs Council while in Huntingdon college, and learned Arabic soon afterwards.  He has been promoted more recently to Captain and selected for US special forces.  The Bronze Star, awarded on 1 April '08, is the fourth highest decoration in the US military for bravery or meritorious service.  Gabe was given a brief leave last Fall and returned to HC -- but modestly did not even mention the action. Please keep Gabe's continued safety in your thoughts and prayers. See Classmates, 2005
  • A. Nicole Adams '07 has been accepted to the prestigious Master's of Public Policy programs at both George Washingtion University and the University of Maryland, choosing GWU.
  • The following made the Dean's List of High Honors for spring 2008 (GPA>3.8)
  • The following made the Dean's List of Honors for spring 2008 (GPA>3.6)
  • Best wishes to Tyler M. Fletcher, who will wed Natalie Rosanne Mason on 19 July in First UMC, Atlanta, GA.
  • Congratulations to Larry McLemore (summa cum laude, political science and history), who was married on 31 May to A. Josie Mitchell at St. Johns Church, Montgomery, with a spectacular reception at the Montgomery country club adjacent to the college.  Many faculty, students and alumni were present.
  • Charles Walters '08 (Political Science; Linden, AL.) gave the senior address and received the Top Award, given to the graduating senior who exemplifies an outstanding commitment to academics and to service to Huntingdon College
  • Dr. Lewis was awarded the Chappell award for academic enrichment and scholarship, at commencement May 2008.
  • Baccalauriate and commencement pictures are posted here for political science majors and for others..
  • Chrys Lake '09 (Political Science; Spanish Fort, AL) has been selected as an HC Ambassador next Fall.
  • At the Greek Awards Convocation, the Outstanding Faculty Member Award was presented to Dr. Jeremy Lewis.  (Many thanks, perhaps I will learn Greek after all.)
  • Congratulations are due to these political science majors who have been selected for "Who's Who":
  • New images showing on Class of 2011 page.
  • Please welcome Devon Dezmond Beaty, of Montgomery AL, taking Business Adminstration and Political Science.  A former football player who grew up in Philadelphia, Devon works in the library and is an avid watcher of political news.  See Class of 2011.
  • For virtually perfect scores in political science and college wide -- Congratulations are due to those who won the Political Science Award, '07-08Maegan McCollum '10 (Political Science; Eldridge), Chanley Rainey '10 (Political Science/English; Monroeville) and Charles Walters '08 (Political Science; Linden)
  • Congratulations are also due to Charles Walters '08 for earning a full scholarship package to the divinity school of Duke University.  Charles, many will agree,  is the very embodiment of faith, wisdom and service.
  • Students will have an opportunity to discuss the role of the Dean of Faculty with each candidate for Dean, over two weeks, beginning Monday 7 April at 4:30 pm in Chapel.  Please be there.
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    An HC publicity shot in April '07 that graced the HC web masthead.
  • Thanks to Catie Malone '11 for joining Dr. Lewis in a publicity shoot for HC website and materials.  Any resemblance of Catie to Tyra Banks (of America's Top Model) is entirely coincidental.  See the masthead of www.Huntingdon.edu currently for one of the images.
  • The political science club met with the HC Bench & Bar Society (alumni who are lawyers) for a forum on law school and legal careers.  Speakers were Daniel Ogle '01 from the firm of Boardman Carr in Birmingham; and "Bo" Brown (class of seventy-something) from the firm of Rushton Stakely in Montgomery.  A good number of students participated for the entire two hours.  Ogle, a recent law school graduate in a defense oriented firm, and Brown, who transferred from commercial real estate practice to real estate law, discussed the variety of career paths in law.  They also discussed law school debts and the compensation available in different types of practice.  Well rounded individuals, Ogle is a former HC basketball player (and Sig Ep brother) and Brown a former baseball player turned tennis player (and a Kappa Sig brother).
  • Congratulations are due to our two members of the cabinet of the Student Government Association: Director of Publicity,Cole Muzio '11; and Director of Special Activities, Catie Malone '11.  Political Science majors have a long tradtion of service on SGA.
  • Congratulations also, to Patrick Dean '07, now at Cumberland Law School of Samford University, who has reached the semi-finals of the freshman trial law competition.
  • Congratulations for being selected for the Alpha Beta honorary academic society to Charles Uriah Walters '08 (Political Science; Linden, Ala.) and a junior, Chanley Elizabeth Rainey '09 (Political Science/English: Monroeville, Ala.)
  • Congratulations for being selected for the Sigma Sigma Sigma honorary service society to Charles Uriah Walters '08 (Political Science; Linden, Ala.) and Amanda Leah Spiegel '08 (International Studies/Political Science; Stapleton, Ala.)
  • Chrystine Lake (with award, above) reports she is really enjoying her exchange tour of Queens University Belfast, and is planning continental travel with a group of friends.
  • Articles in Telegraph about decline of history in British schools (but note that Dept Education says a record number took the GCSE exam in History (normally for 16 year olds).
  •  A third of schools ditch history for GCSE [controversial because seen as a core subject by older generation]
  • Winston Churchill didn't really exist, say teens [some believe myths & fiction over history]
  • Another historical note with reference to Deep South, from where many soldiers trained in southern England in 1942-44.
  •  Mixed-race babies 'were sent to the US' [wartime babies of black US soldiers & British mums in 1940s -- official documents released in 2008]
  • Election blog updated for 4 Feb, one day before Super Tuesday
  • Congratulations to these December 2007 graduates:
  • Brandon Tyler Shrout of Dothan, AL in Business Administration (minor in PSC)
  • Charles Uriah Walters of Linden, AL in Political Science
  • Samantha Lee Mosier of Montgomery, AL in Public Affairs Tri Subjects
  • Absentee voting application for Montgomery County  (available for students) -- download from www.mc-ala.org/elections.  31 Jan. is deadline for your absentee ballot for the AL Presidential Preference Primary, 5 Feb. (The full primary is 3 June and run-off 15 June.)
  • Alabama Collegiate [Policy] Summit, only $10, will be held on Sat. 29 Feb., 2008.  Negotiate policy reforms for our state.
  • Election 2008 Blog | discussion and debate '08 notes | Election links
  • The presidential state of the union address given on Monday 28 Jan. at 7pm CT.
  • State of Union Drinking Game (amusing, but do not actually play it)
  • Alexander Thomas Zachos '07 has won at least one major scholarship to law school, at Mercer University.
  • A new Record! The following made the Dean's List of High Honors for Fall term 2007 (with GPA over 3.8):
  • Maegan Ashley McCollum, of Eldridge, AL (Political Science)
  • Chanley Elizabeth Rainey, of Monroeville, AL (Political Science)
  • Samantha Lee Mosier, of Montgomery, AL, (Public Affairs Tri-subject)
  • Chrystine Devereaux Lake of Spanish Fort, AL (Political Science)
  • Mark Heath Woodruff, of Wetumpka, AL (Political Science)
  • Erin Leigh Baker, of Auburn, NE (Political Science)
  • The following made the Dean's List of Honors for Fall Term 2007 (with GPA over 3.6):
  • Lindsay Elizabeth Curry, of Montgomery, AL (Political Science)
  • Caitlyn Victoria Malone, of Ozark, AL (Political Science)
  • Deborah C. Garrett, of Pelham, AL (Political Science)
  • Iowa caucuses are won by two insurgents, Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), on 3 January 2008.  The New hampshire primary follows in five days, and (with front-loading) half the states (AL included) will be voting by Feb 5, this time.  To join a campaign, please contact Felix Parker <fParker>.
  • Felix Parker '07 is in a new political organizing position, working several counties of south Alabama for the democratic party.
  • Chrys Lake '09 is off to Belfast, Northern Ireland, for a semester of study in European politics and Irish History at prestigious Queens' University.  She won a place on the Northern Irish exchange, marking the first time HC has won three places in the same semester.
  • First report of the assassination Benazir Bhutto, twice Prime Minister of Pakistan, on MSNBC, 27 Dec. '07
  • What an incredibly courageous politician she was, to carry on after the massacre at her rally in October and all those death threats.  The MSNBC slideshow (though they have the date slightly wrong) included a picture, as I remember her, as a vivacious classmate and talented speaker at Oxford University -- and first female president of the Oxford Union debating society, 1976.
  • Fall 2007:
  • Dr. Jamie Demick's book, Legal Crime: Assault by Bodily Fluids, is found here
  • Scores for PSC 201 Test have been posted to scores page
  • Here's the obituary of my supervisor in graduate school, a fine scholar and a true gentleman, Dr. MIlton C. Cummings, Jr.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity rush pictures, Sep. '07 in this folder.
  • AWAC speaker notes uploaded from Sep. 11.
  • Congratulations to these political science freshmen who are members of the campus activities board:
  • Faculty-student meeting agenda, 11 am in Smith, Friday 7 Sep. '07
  • The next speaker at Alabama World Affairs Council is Gen. Nash, Tuesday 11 Sep.  See www.AWAC.US, above, and email your reservation on the mailto button above.
  • First political science majors meeting of the year will be Friday 7 Sep. at 11 am in Recital Hall (in Smith Hall) followed by a break-out session in Smith 104 smart classroom.  We need to welcome new members, exchange news of internships and law school applications, and set up any political party clubs and political science events.
  • Congratulations to the 2007 - 2008 SGA Freshmen Forum Members from Political Science!
  • Deborah Garrett '11 (Political Science; Pelham, Ala.)
  • Jennifer Leyh '11 (Communication Studies/Political Science; Ozark, Ala.)
  • Caitlin Malone '11 (Political Science; Ozark, Ala.)
  • Ashanti Muhammad '11 (Political Science/Psychology; Roswell, Ga.)
  • D. Cole. Muzio '11 (Political Science; Millbrook, Ala.)
  • Terah Phillips '11 (Political Science; Ozark, Ala.)
  • Charles Walters has been running the liberal arts symposium on Justice, with and for students, at Quatre Foil park on the green, Wednesdays at 11pm.  Ideas of justice from philosophy, economics, religion and politics are discussed via the readings available from Charles.  See the new Facebook group, Justice Symposium.
  • Another record number of political science majors was reached by 1 Sep.: Dr. Lewis now has 46 advisees.
  • Summer 2007:
  • Here's a topical article about the growth of students' interest in political science nationwide since the 9/11 attacks.
  • Welcome the class of 2011
  • Deborah Garrett, our first class of 2011 member to register in 2007, presented "Conservapedia, a Conservative online encyclopedia," to the Eagle Forum of Alabama's Leadership Conference XXVI, in Birmingham on July 13-14, 2007.
  • Any students interested in founding a Model United Nations team, or refounding the college Republicans, or joining the college Democrats, should contact Ms. Rebecca Timmins in student life.  Dr. Lewis has agreed to sponsor all these clubs if desired.
  • The Bavarian travel experience '07 was a huge success (with three busloads of students and alumni) and many images will be uploaded soon. List of low-res images | List of High-Res images.
  • Dr. Lewis continued with his family to explore Switzerland and Italy, returning 14 June.
  • Spring 2007:
  • Graduation Day images, 18-19 May '07: Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers | all others in political science
  • Congratulations to the finest class of political science graduates (so far): Amanda Lea Blessing, Patrick Wayne Dean, Tyler Maxwell Fletcher, Robert Walker Garrett (magna cum laude), Matthew Franklin Glarrow, Felix Douglas Anderson Parker III, Ryan David Rice, and Alexander Thomas Zachos (summa cum laude).
  • Congratulations also to those in other majors we have had the privilege of teaching in several political science classes: Mark McDuffie Colson (Business), Adam Briggs Farquhar (IS), Andrea Joelle Godfrey (Psc minor), Erin Elizabeth Harden (Psc minor), Eli Jordan Howard (@), and Lauren Ashley Wallace (@).
  • Exam scores and final grades have been posted for PSC 212 & 303.  Congratulations to a fine group of students earning "A"s in both courses, including several freshmen!
  • Hang on to your Great Decisions reader from PSC 303.  It seemed so successful that we will discuss the remaining issues in PSC 371A in the Fall.
  • Congratulations to our seniors who have been accepted to law schools: R. Walker Garrett (Mercer U.) and Patrick Dean (Cumberland School at Samford U.; and U. Alabama)
  • Congratulations to Jaret Layson who will be graduated in May from the school of Law of the University of Alabama.
  • Congratulations to Mary Hodo who will be graduated in May from the school of Social Work of Tulane University.
  • Page of images of political science club members, April '07
  • Speaker presented: Gordon Martin, VP of Alabama Power, HC trustee and a former lobbyist to the Congress, on Global Climate Change, 08:00 on 2 May to PSC 212 in FL 102.
  • Speaker presented: Dr. Stephen Burgess, Air War College, "Developments in Africa", 09:30 Th 26 Apr. to PSC 303 in FL 102.
  • Speaker presented: Prof. Jeff Baker, Jones School of Law, on losers in constitutional law, 12:30 pm Tues 1 May in PSC 314 in FL 102.
  • Im the athletic awards banquet, April '07, both Walker Garrett and Al Zachos were honored for their exploits in tennis and soccer.  Al "Zachos sports a 4.0 grade point average while majoring in both history and political science. During his soccer playing career, Zachos appeared in 55 games, starting 31, while recording eight assists and one goal. In 2004, he was named the Men’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year and has earned all-academic honors from the conference for three consecutive seasons. During his final season with the tennis team, he posted a 7-8 singles record, playing primarily at the No. 2 position, and a 9-5 doubles record." -- HC news
  • Air War College faculty reported on their regional tours of the world, 24 April at World Affairs Council.
  • Scores for most papers (the multi-course, co-authored ones) were posted Sunday night, 22 April.  The solo-authored, one-course papers are still being read.
  • Political Science survey results are in; students voted to:
  • keep both the Michael Curtis and Nivola anthologies in classes
  • add an atlas to international and comparative classes
  • reduce informal presentations in favor of more formal presentations and more discussion time
  • they called for even more guest speakers and documentary films
  • Accordingly, faculty have restored the anthologies to the booklists for next term, and added the atlas.
  • We will make more time for discussions the rest of the spring term.
  • Congratulations to Patrick Dean '07, who has been accepted to Cumberland Law School of Samford University and to the Law School of University of Alabama.
  • Constitutional Reform events coming up. The Montgomery organization meeting is Monday April 16 at 6:30 in Bruno's community room, 9168 Eastchase Parkway (far end of E.Chase, off Chantilly Pkwy, exit 11 from I-85N).
  • PBS TV series, America at a Crossroads, on the Jihadis and War on Terror, 15-20 April, 8-10pm on APTV.
  • C-SPAN, British PM Tony Blair's Ten Years in Office, doumentary film, 30 mins per, Realplayer, clip 1, clip 2
  • World Affairs Council will hear speakers from Air War College reporting on their regional tours, on Tues. 24 April.
  • On Awards Day convocation, Friday 13 April, the following were honored with political science awards: Chanley Elizabeth Rainey, Chrystine Devereux Lake, Robert Walker Garrett, and Alexander Thomas Zachos.
  • Thursday 12 April, 12:30 pm in PSC 314, FL 102, we enjoyed a speaker, Vania Hosea, from Jones Law School.
  • Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 April we attended the National Security Workshop at Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB.  The experts presented on technology for future weapons. One favorite was the mechanical gecko that climbed walls, another being the use of microwaves to control a gaggle of journalists and a third being the AirBorne Laser.
  • Tuesday 10 April classes: check into library for term paper research -- for those not attending the Workshop.
  • Wednesday morning, 11 April, is senior test day, and the other classes have surveys.
  • Fall pre-registration card is now on courses index, along with PSC courses for 2007-08
  • Join me in congratulating Chrys Lake, who has won a semester of study abroad in Northern Ireland on the Irish exchange program -- and it will be at Queen's Belfast, the top university.
  • Congratulations to Larry McLemore, who is moving from Catholic Prep, to his alma mater, St. James School, where he will specialize in teaching American history.
  • If you wish to graduate in the political science major in May or December 2008, you'll need to take the senior capstone in political science in Fall 2007, so please contact me and I will add you to the list.
  • Tuesday evening, 3 Apr. at 6:30 pm at 122 Commerce St, downtown, the Equal Justice Initiative lawyers will be showing a film and conducting a discussion on the death penalty.  If you would like to go there and represent political science, please let me know.
  • Look up APTV.org for this month's excellent programs -- especially around the middle of the month when there will be documentaries galore on topics such as modern radical Islam and terrorism and the USA during the war in Iraq.  Other documentaries are being shown this week -- look them up.
  • 24 March edition of Economist, has a Briefing on Iraq for several pages.  Extremely critical of Rumsfeld and Neocons -- but that's not new.
  • What is new is an internationally sponsored opinion poll, which shows how Iraqi opinions of Americans have declined badly since the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.
  • From 2005 to 2007, with a huge sample of 2,000 Iraqis across all provinces, all indicators have worsened badly.

  • * A majority of Iraqis now say things are worse than before the war.
    * only 1/5 now feel safe in home neighborhood
    * 78% now somewhat or strongly oppose coalition forces
    * 51% now say attacks on coalition forces are acceptable
    * on the bright side, only 35% say coalition forces should leave now.
    * Democracy, although declining in approval, is still the leading type of government desired, with 43% approval. Second is a strong man for life with 34% and an islamic state still only 22%.
    * 58% still favor a unified state over federal state or separate states [that surprised me -- but it is down from 70%]
  • It strikes me that some of these indicators could rise again with better policing in the neighborhoods, but don't expect gratitude from the locals!
  • Hillary Clinton as Big Brother in the Apple 1984 TV spot (Thanks to Erin for the link.)
  • Speakers from the Equal Justice Initiative came to PSC 314 Constitutional Law on 15 March.  Bryan Stevenson presented a film and discussed EJI's work in representing indigent prisoners in Alabama's death row cases.
  • An appreciative profile of Dr. Lewis's work for Alabama World Affairs Council, and their web site, appeared in their Briefing newspaper, March 2007.
  • College Democrats are reforming (see Facebook and new web page).
  • Dr. Lewis presented to the ALaPSA conference at AUM, "The Battle of the Falklands /Malvinas: on the Twenty Fifth Anniversary."
  • Chad Buck managed to take a picture with Sen. Barack Obama at the annual Selma march, 4 March '07.
  • Erin Harden sent a picture with Gov. Mitt Romney | High res, Feb. '07.
  • Congratulations to R. Walker Garrett (Political Science, '07) who will be attending Mercer Law School, Georgia (his top choice) in Fall of 07.
  • Dr. Lewis participated in the conferences for Chairs and for Teaching and Learning of the APSA in Charlotte, NC. [image]
  • Speaker confirmed: Prof. Christopher Carr, PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Air War College, "Central Asia and the Caucasus", 09:30 Tues. 20 Feb. in PSC 303.
  • James Payne, esq., '99, returned to speak on international law to PSC 303, after completing work on litigation in Montgomery, 15 Feb.
  • Valentines Day: treat your loved one(s) to Scottish lovesongs in MP3, alongside news headlines about saving a gas tower from the scrap heap, at The Scotsman.
  • Montgomery County District Attorney Ellen Brooks will speak to PSC 314, Flower 102, 12:30 pm on 13 Feb. '07.
  • Ms. Bernadette Lorenzo, US Peace Corps, will speak on her work in Latin America, to PSC 303, 09:30 in FL 102, Tues 13 Feb.
  • First (known) HC Political Science alumni baby! Nathaniel David Abbott was born to Cindy and David Abbott on 1/28/07, weighs 7lbs 13 oz.and is  20 inches long.  Dad was our first major in International Studies, who brought pictures back to us from the Crimea.  Mom and baby, after a little bit of a struggle, are doing well.
  • Showing of videotapes in Political Science classes, during my conference trip, Wed 7 Feb, Thur 8 Feb and Fri 9 Feb.  Notes & outlines for most of these are already found on PSC web, and material is fully testable.
  • PSC 306, Public Organizations, Wed 8 and Fri 9, at noon in FL 202: Chrys Lake runs "Excellence in the public sector"
  • PSC 303, International Relations, Thur 8 Feb at 09:30 in Fl 102: Chrys Lake runs "One Minute to Midnight: The Cuban Missile Crisis."
  • PSC 314, Constitutional Law, Thur 8 Feb at 09:30 in Fl 102: Chrys Lake runs "The Supreme Court"
  • PSC 212, Fri 9 Feb in FL 102: Brandon Shrout runs "Milton Friedman, The Power of Choice."
  • AWAC's scheduled speaker for February 6, has been forced to cancel his appearance. The worthy replacement panel comprises four speakers with extensive experience on China:

  •     * Dr. James Nathan, AUM, Moderator
        * Dr. Lawrence Grinter, Air War College
        * Cornelis "Kees" Keur, Air War College
        * Dr. David Lai, Air War College
  • Speakers from Jones law school will come to the constitutional law class, 12:30 pm on Th 5 April.
  • James Payne '99, now an international lawyer with a higher degree in European law, returned to Montgomery on a case and was requested to speak to class.  He gave an impromptu presentation (to Dr. Lewis's constitutional law class) on international trade agreements, and was engaged in conversation after the class for some time by receptive students.
  • Robert La Branche ’06 and his wife Mindy Bevan La Branche ’05 have moved to the Washington, D.C., area, where Robert is working as a staff assistant in the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions ’69.
  • The Facebook has greatly expanded, with many images, more info and a Political Science group -- so join!
  • In Feb. '07 1Lt. Gabriel Thorn (HC, political science, '05) is shipping out to Iraq.  As Executive Officer of the HQ company of the 3rd Infantry Division, and he will be using his Arabic to liaise with Iraqi forces.  Let's keep him in our thoughts.  In November '06 he was promoted to 1st Lt.  Gabe is still closely tied to Huntingdon via his girlfriend at HC, Mary Katherine Pappas. See www.Political-Science.org and click [classmates] then [class of 2005].
  • Recommended public affairs programs on APTV this February:
  • Sunday 4 & Monday 19 Feb at 8pm, Sisters of Selma.
  • Tuesday 6 Feb.at 9pm, Bus Boycott.
  • Wednesday 7 Feb. at 8-10pm, The Supreme Court.  Also in high def, Sunday 4 Feb 8-10pm.
  • Saturdays 10, 17, 24 Feb. at 10pm, Yes, Minister. (weekly series)
  • Monday 12 Feb. at 8pm, American Experience: New OrleansAlso in high def, same time.
  • Tuesdays 13 & 27 Feb. at 9pm, Frontline: News WarIn high def, 13 & 27 Feb. at 8pm and part 2, 20 & 24 Feb at 8pm.
  • Fridays 9 & 16 Feb. 8 & 9 pm, only in High Def, Slavery and America.
  • Monday 19 Feb. at 7pm, Lincoln & Lee at Antietam.
  • Monday 19 Feb. at 8pm, and Friday 23 Feb, at 9pm, high def only, American Experience, Massie Affair
  • Equal Justice Initiative Speaker, 12:30 pm Thursday 15 March, in PSC 314, FL 102.  EJI supplies legal representation to indigent clients, especially those on death row, and has a national reputation.  (Many of their lawyers have Ivy League degrees, and one teaches once a week at NYU law school.)
  • Wednesday, January 31st @ 6:00 p.m., Vice President Gore's documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth - A Global Warning", will be shown in Searcy basement's cinema, w/discussion led by Dr. Jeremy Lewis. (Sponsored by College Dems and Political Science club with Student Life.)
  • Notes from the Saudi ambassador's speech have been uploaded to my page, www.AWAC.US.
  • College Democrats are reforming and will offer events spring '07.  Contact Dr. Lewis, Felix Parker, Chad Buck, Amanda Blessing or Chrys Lake -- and see their Facebook page.  Both College Dems and College Republicans are welcome to join in the non-partisan political science and world affairs club events.
  • "Perspectives on National Security: Policy and Implementation," a panel discussion with officers of the USAF and army, will be offered at AUM's Taylor Center, Room 230, from 6-9 pm on 14 Feb. '07.  Students wishing to participate and earn positive .credit in political science courses at HC, should contact Dr. Lewis.
  • A strong set of HC political science students enojyed the World Affairs Council presentation by the Saudi Ambassador.  There too was Lisa Lee '06, now a Khalid bin Sultan Fellow in AUM's Master of International Relations program.
  • Speaker and field trip series for spring, tentative list: American & Law Topics | Comparative & International Topics
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and novelist Doug Marlette is the 2006-07 Stallworth Lecturer, Thursday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel.  He will speak on the topic, “Free Speech in a Politically Correct Age.”  Mr. Marlette will also offer a seminar on Friday, February 23, 11:00 a.m., in Ligon Chapel for Huntingdon students of all majors and interests, “Sacred Cows/Holy Hamburger: Secrets of Creativity for the Imaginatively Challenged.”  You can learn more about Doug Marlette at www.dougmarlette.com.
  • The Saudi ambassador (and long time intelligence chief) 23 January '07, and other speakers, at World Affairs Council.
  • Distinguished faculty from Air War College, on international relations topics, including Prof. Grant Hammond, and Dean Steven "Wilbur" Wright, dates TBA.
  • Judges and attorneys, including Montgomery's District Attorney, Ellen Brooks, in PSC 314 on 13 Feb.
  • Prof. Jeff Baker, Ms. Vania Hosea and Prof. Mary Craig, Jones School of Law, on constitutional law topics and law school survival.
  • Field trip to the district and circuit courts, when interesting dockets present themselves, dates TBA.
  • Note that a wonderful, lively, illustrated briefing book on current great decisions in foreign policy has been added to the PSC 303 syllabus.  It should be [was!] published in time to arrive in the bookstore around January 20th.
  • Here are the recommended public policy programs on APTV for January (now includes High Def programming notes)
  • Fall 2006:
  • Congratulations are in order to Larry Newton, who was elected to serve as the 2007 National Vice Chief of the Boy Scouts of America.  "One of two positions for youth that serve the national organization (including 4.5 million Boy Scouts and 185,000 who have achieved the honor Order of the Arrow), Larry will travel 40 weekends during the year and 6 weeks during the summer teaching, speaking, advising, and making decisions for the organization.  He will also be in charge of facilitation for the Scouts’ national leadership conference." -- HC eNews
  • Senior Capstone Days: presentations of research by graduating seniors were given 20 - 28 Nov. in classes.
  • Tuesday 21 Nov. 11 am in Stallworth dining room: guest speaker on welfare reform plus careers in public accounting and policy analysis.  Mr. Marcus Melton '91, shared his experiences in accounting and policy analysis in Washington DC for the GAO and KPMG.  Mr. Melton is an HC alumnus of 1991, and a former leader of Sigma Phi Epsilon.  Among other duties, he prepared a 2000 report to Congress on the effects of the Welfare Refom 1996 (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families).  A surprise was meeting Prof. Hulsey, a classmate he had not seen since graduation.  [Notes]
  • Election Day, 7 Nov. '06: many students assisted in campaigns or poll-watching, notably for Judge Lucie McLemore's campaign.
  • Students Lisa Collins, Chrys Lake, Chanley Rainey, and Kathern Wendt joined Dr. Lewis to hear Dr. Brian Latell speak on "After Fidel: What Next?" to Alabama World Affairs Council [Images]
  • Notes on guest speakers' lectures, American politics topics, 06-07
  • Judge Lucie McLemore spoke on running for judicial offices, Oct. '06
  • Scores and advisory grades for midterm are posted to web for PSC 201, 302 and 311.
  • Dr. Lewis judged the congressional debate at St. James school's tournament, 7 Oct. '06
  • Citizen of the World: Merit Badge Session for Boy Scouts
  • Prof. Jeremy Lewis now has a Facebook page.
  • Backyard games and cookout images, 17 Sep. '06.  [HiRes images folder]
  • SIgma Phi Epsilon Waterslide, 13 Sep. '06: page 1 | Page 2 [list of images]
  • Faculty ANTS moving-in crew, Aug. 2006.
  • Presidential Banquet images, Aug. '06.
  • First band and majorettes performance images, Aug. '06.
  • Revised classmates pages with many new images and transfer students.
  • 30 Aug. in FL 201: Brief Program Meeting
  • Hold the date: Sun. 17 Sep. at 3-5 pm, the great annual backyard games and cookout.  Off Taylor Rd & Vaughn Rd; 15 mins east of college via carpool; directions to be given out in class.  Dress: casual, expect volleyball and stuff.
  • Record adoption of political science major: according to Dean Carlisle, as of 25 Aug. we now have 35 first majors in political science, 5 second majors, one Public Affairs and two International Studies majors.  This is a large increase in first majors.  Please welcome our new majors around campus; see Classmates page for 2010 (being revised with new students and their images).
  • High enrollments in political science courses: with a full 201 class and strong enrollments in 302, 311 and capstone, we may be at or close to the record enrollments.
  • Summer 2006:
  • Two Huntingdon '06 graduates, Erin Baier (Political Science, Hawaii) and Lisa Lee (Seoul, South Korea) have been awarded inaugural Prince Khaled bin Sultan Fellowships to the Master of International Relations program at Auburn University Montgomery.  The generously endowed Fellowships are for $12,000 each.  Both students were outstanding members of our international relations courses, and Erin Baier delivered an excellent senior research project on the dispute between China and Vietnam over the Spratly Islands.
  • Sam Schjott's images list, from his White House internship, July '06.
  • Revised "Meet the New Gang" pages of advisees: Political Science and First Year Experience
  • Walker Garrett Receives Scholarship/Tour of Greece (one of 17 across USA) -- from HC eNews, 24 July '06.
  • Dr. Lewis joined the Sig Phi Epsilon fraternity in their annual epic, kayak adventure on the Coosa River rapids; sorry, owing to the film enduring several capsizes, no images available.
  • Sierra Turner has won exactly what she wanted: a full scholarship to the Master's in Spanish program at the University of Alabama, plus a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.
  • "Small Colleges, Short of Men, Embrace Football," article in New York Times, 10 July 2006.
  • "At colleges, Women Are Leaving Men in the Dust," article in New York Times, 9 July 2006.
  • Michael George, former student, has been accepted to University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Recruits for Political Science and for Dr. Lewis's First Year Experience group
  • Saturday in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, England, with Jean, 3 June '06.
  • Spring 2006:
  • Weekend in Barcelona May '06: architectural tour with Roger, checking out locations for a potential student tour:
  • Album of Roger and Jeremy in Barca.
  • 1. Sat, Museum of Contemporary Art and Miro Foundation
  • 2. Sat, Roof sculptures by Miro; Montjuic parks; Olympic stadium; & Museum of Catalunya
  • 3. Sat, Mies van er Rohe pavilion, Museum of Catalunya views, and old town streetscapes
  • 4. Sun, Picasso Museum, City park, museum and Catalan parliament
  • 5. Sun, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia cathedral in progress
  • 6. Sun, Modernista buildings in Eixample neighborhood
  • 7. Sun, Gaudi's La Perdera apartment building
  • 8. Mon, old town streetscapes
  • 9. Mon, Columbus statue, tall ships and around port
  • 10. Mon, cruise of port and shoreline
  • 11. Mon, Ribera streetscapes
  • Seek HiRes images by matching number in this folder
  • Weekend in Devon, May '06:
  • Images 520-528, from Mon 22 May in Brixham, Devon
  • Images 528-549, from Mon 22 May in Dartmouth, Devon
  • Images 550-559, from Mon 22 May in Torbay and Teignmouth, Devon
  • Images 561-574, from Tue 23 May in Ottery St. Mary, Devon; and Weymouth, Dorset
  • videos of Dr. Lewis at Brixham [10MB mpg] and Dartmouth [7MB mpg]
  • Trip to London and Oxford University: Itinerary & Attractions, May '06
  • Images 1-10, from Tue 9 May: with Guards at St. James's and Buckingham Palaces
  • Images 13-14 & 126, from Wed 10 May: Westminster Abbey
  • Images 15-55, from Wed 10 May: Oxford University
  • Images 56-78, from Th 11 May at Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge
  • Images 79-80, from Fri 12 May at British Museum and 114-117, Sun 14 May at Imperial War Museum
  • Images 81-100, from Sat 13 May at Cambridge University
  • Images 101-110, from Sat 13 May at Cambridge University
  • Images 112, 118-120, from Sun 14 May at Covent Garden
  • Images 121-129, from Mon 15 May at Parliament
  • Seek Hi-res (2x) version of images by matching number in this folder.
  • Awards Day, April '06
  • Graduation Pictures, May '06:
  • Political Science | Class of 2006, grouped | Globals | SPS students | Faculty (includes Harrell's goodbye party)
  • Seek High-res (2x) images by matching number in this folder
  • ACSC National Security Workshop & Wing Cdr. Luck's visit: images, April 10, '06.
  • Graduation '06 Pictures: congratulations to Anna Nicole Adams (Public Administration); Erin Leslie Baier (PSC); Jonathan Arthur Barclay (PSC) ; Elizabeth Ann McLain (PSC); Sierra Reshay Turner (PSC, Spanish); and James Harris (Bo) Wright (PSC).
  • Bravo! also to the SPS students of '06 who completed PSC courses online last year: Jessica Blackburn, Jenny-Lyn Carden, Celeste Cook, Kim Kanaday, and Bridgette Whittemore.
  • Faculty and students, from Political Science and English, joined forces on 29 April for a panel at the Alabama Political Science Association annual conference held at the University of Alabama.  Charles Walters, a student in political science and creative writing, joined Prof. Jeremy Lewis in presenting a paper, "Conflict, Character and Succession: Politics in the Royal Tragedies of William Shakespeare."  Ross Durham, a student in English, joined professors Fremlin and Gunther to present "Cultural Politics of the Sacred and the Profane: Metamorphosing Shakespeare's Sacred Texts into Post Modernity's Profane Films".
  • Wing Cmdr Chris Luck, RAF, who spoke on British civil-military relations and environmental security strategy [PPT file] [essay DOC] to the British Politics class, 0930 Th 20 April, was rated by some as the finest guest speaker they had heard in their time at HC.
  • Notes for AL World Affairs Council speakers, 11 Apr. 2006.
  • AUM's Public Affairs Day on China and India Trade, notes.
  • ACSC National Security Workshop on Ecological Security, notes.
  • De Niro video, SNL Homeland Security sketch
  • New page for ePapers received, contains table of papers plus glossary of comments. Papers accepted in email attachments only.
  • Map of Alabama's Federal Districts, and List of Delegates to the Congress
  • Video Documentary notes, on Terrorism
  • Rwanda Genocide lecture: Maps | Links
  • Course times: 06-07
  • Charles Walters '08 will be joining Dr. Lewis at the international security workshop at Air Command and Staff College on Monday 10 April for discussions of environmental, human health, and economic security issues.
  • Up to ten students have been invited to AUM's public affairs seminars and luncheon on Monday 10 April, with a focus on trade with Asia and presentations on China and India.
  • On awards day, the following received political science awards for outstanding senior Capstoneresearch projects:
  • Elizabeth A. McLain, Political Science, for "Church and State in the US"
  • Erin L. Baier, International Studies, for "The Spratly Islands: Territorial Dispute"
  • Patrick W. Dean, Political Science, for "Welfare Under Fire: Swedish, German, and American."
  • A. Nicole Adams, Public Administration, for "Competition in Education Policy: Vouchers & NCLB Act."
  • R. Walker Garrett, Political Science, for "Fall of the English and Southern US aristocracies."
  • Additional political science awards were given for students achieving consistent excellence from April 2005 to March 2006:
  • Amanda L. Spiegel, International Studies.
  • Charles U. Walters, Political Science.
  • Alexander T. Zachos, Political Science.
  • Lt. Col. Mike Meyer gave a lively presentation on middle eastern politics to PSC 212 on Wednesday 5 April at 0800.  Col. Meyer, an intelligence officer from Maxwell AFB with a political science degree, formerly served as air attaché in Syria.
  • The House of Commons tour has been set up for 10 May '06, courtesy of Sandra Gidley, MP (Lib. Dem. -- Romsey) and Ms. Jane Williams.
  • Presidency class students interviewed by Montgomery Advertiser reporter for Presidents' Day. [Image of whole story, 550K]
  • Tentative list of speakers and field trips for spring term 2006, all PSC students encouraged to attend:
  • Judge Lucie McLemore welcomed us to criminal preliminary hearings day" at her Montgomery County district court, Friday 10 March, in which cases included drug trafficking, attempted murder of a police officer, loan fraud, domestic violence and a double rape. [Directions to court]
  • Lt. Col. Michael Meyer, "Middle Eastern Regimes" for PSC 212, American Policymaking System, 0800 5 April, FL 202.
  • Comparative Cow Policy: a rendition of the venerable two cows jokes
  • Prof. Carlos Eire, lectures and discussions for Huntingdon College and for AL World Affairs Council.
  • Dr. Lewis was awarded the college teaching award at Founder's Day, 10 Feb. '06.  This came as a total surprise to him and no doubt a considerable shock to his students of the past 25 years.
  • Cindy Barnes Hayden '99, already promoted to chief subcommittee counsel, US Senate Judiciary Committee, is pictured with US Supreme Court Justices Alito and Scalia at the January-February '06 confirmation hearings.
  • AL World Affairs Council speakers' notes updated
  • AL World Affairs Council images '05-06
  • New students from summer and Fall '05; includes AWAC event
  • New students from orientation, Feb. '03
  • Fall 2005:
  • Capstone presentations, November 2005
  • Speakers' notes for PSC 371, Fall '05
  • AL World Affairs Council speakers' notes
  • Presentation handout for presidential colloquium on interpreting recent and controversial history.
  • Handouts on the 9/11 Commission Report's Recommendations
  • Findings of the 9/11 Commission, summary
  • Global Attitudes: Pew Poll, muslim and non-muslim nations, summary
  • Advising hours and sign-up sheet.
  • Next AWAC speaker will be coming 8 Nov, on national security.
  • Dr. Lewis will be speaking on "Interpreting Recent and Controversial History", in the presidential colloquium, 7 Nov. at 3:30 pm.
  • Guest speakers in classes:
  • Ms. Bernadette Lorenzo, "The Peace Corps experience in Paraguay." Tues 25 Oct. in PSC 371
  • Mr. Craig Baab, "Terrorism as a Regional Force: Palestine and the Congo." Th 27 Oct. in PSC 371
  • Mr. Craig Baab, "Lobbying the Congress." W 26 Oct. in PSC 201
  • Maj. Eduardo Monares, USAF, on his work in Iraq, Afghanistan and (during bombing) in Madrid. Th 6 Oct. in PSC 371
  • Spring Pre-registration news: freshmen will have a pre-determined sticker system as in August. Options for other classes now uploaded, see Courses index.
  • Political Science earns high honors from 2005 & 2004 Graduates in HC survey! Graduating majors responded, on a 5.0 scale, whether they were prepared for:
  • understanding politics and government = 4.75 (average) class of 2005 and 4.8 for 2004
  • understanding political science among public affairs = 4.75 for 2005 and 4.8 for 2004
  • graduate school in a related field = 4.50 for 2005 and 4.8 for 2004
  • law or other professional school = 4.75 for 2005 and 5.00 for 2004
  • employment in a related field = 4.75 for 2005 and 5.00 for 2004
  • An international Studies graduating 2005 major also responded with 5.0 on all these questions!
  • ALL 2004 alumni responded that their preparation in political science was "superior" or "somewhat better" than their graduate classmates and colleagues = 4.6 average!
  • Among 2004 grads, 80% indicated they were taking a Master's or doctoral degree -- and ALL were working in a related area.
  • These responses are among the highest of major fields in the college.
  • First home football game, 24 Sep. '05 (won vs. Rhodes College.)
  • Parents' Weekend Banquet, 23 Sep. '05
  • Notes of World Affairs Council speaker, Acting DCI John McLaughlin.
  • Dr. Lewis will be away Monday and Tuesday 12-13 Sep., speaking in a lecture series in Iowa.  [PPT file] PSC Classes resume Wednesday.
  • New FYex material on time management will be posted to web shortly.
  • World Affairs Council speaker event 20 Sep. is still on for us.  Provost Montecalvo has kindly approved in principle increasing the subscription so we can take more students.
  • Sunday 11 Sep. Montgomery Advertiser newspaper printed a teacher profile of Dr. Lewis -- doubtless another good opportunity for your dart board in the dorm.
  • Erica Pippins, the reporter, has also agreed to speak in class based on her former reporting the government beat in South Carolina.
  • SENIORS only: you need to tell me urgently whether you need the Major Field Test in political science in this academic year 05-06 (PSC majors only).
  • PSC BBQ and volleyball backyard event will be scheduled in the next few weeks.  FYex guys very much included.
  • I have almost completed installation of upgrades in home PCs and new high speed internet connection there -- the better to post new web pages to PSC web.
  • Faculty ANTS moving in freshmen baggage.
  • Summer 2005:
  • Revised page of Political science students incoming Fall 2005.
  • Revised page of FYex students incoming Fall 2005.
  • Lewis quoted in newspaper article on terrorist bombings in London, 8 July '05.  Also interviewed on WAKA TV 8.
  • Images of Harvard Yard from Faculty seminar with Professor Ernest May on recent & controversial history, 21-23 June '05.
  • Please welcome these FYex section students, for Fall 2005.
  • News of internships:
  • Steven Witt is working with the law firm of Rushton, Stakely.
  • Bo Wright undertook an internship for the Columbus, GA, district attorney.
  • News of alumni:
  • Jarret Layson is clerking with the law firm of Beasley, Allen following a successful first year at 'Bama law school.
  • Larry McLemore is helping run Judge Lucie McLemore's re-election campaign.  He has finished a year at 'Bama studying for a master's degree in history, and is beginning a doctorate in history at Vanderbilt.
  • Mary Hodo won a scholarship to Tulane school of Social Work.
  • Ryan Cabarrao left coaching soccer for HC to head to a new career in Orlando, Florida with his bride.
  • Brandon Wallace, who took some political science courses, has completed his Master's degree at Perdue University.
  • Spring 2005:
  • US Air Force's Distinguished Educator Tour of training, 23-25 Feb '05, Images:
  • 09 Dr. Lewis's Album
  • 01 Combat Simulator
  • 04 Training jets, some USAF images
  • 02 Special Forces
  • 05 Special Forces, USAF images
  • 06 Recruits' First Day, uniform fittings, USAF images
  • 03 Dorm
  • 00 Recruits' Warrior Week (5), Tear Gas drills
  • 07 Tear Gas Equipment Confidence Drills, USAF images
  • 08 Graduation from Basic Training
  • Law careers reception on Founders' Day, 4 Feb '05.
  • Congratulations to Kristi Winstead, accepted to Cumberland Law School.
  • Alumni including Circuit Judge Bill Stone of Florida, District Judge Lucie McLemore, attorney Daniel Ogle '01, and corporate attorney Brett Steele returned to a reception on Founders' Day to advise current pre-law students on legal careers.  There was a good audience of students in political science and global leadership.
  • Visiting speaker events, 27-28 January: Dr. Sudha Mohan, on Indian Politics [Notes] [Maps] [Images] [Images of Mumbai]; Senior Fulbright Fellow at Columbia University. Jointly hosted with Dr. Dan Keller, ASU.
  • US Senator Shelby spoke at a Jan 13th 'town hall' meeting, noon - 1pm in Smith, Recital Hall.  He gave a brief presentation and anwered questions from (among others) Chad Buck and Dr. Lewis.  The questions varied from casework for constituents (such as veterans benefits) to the problems of the war in Iraq and US intelligence agencies.  There too were some local dignitaries, including Jere Beasley, esq, and Judge Lucie McLemore (HC alumna).
  • Jeremy Lewis, "Electronic freedom of information, privacy and security issues during the W. Bush administration.References.  A paper presented to the Southern Political Science Association conference, New Orleans, 7 Jan. 2005.
  • Fall 2004:
  • Our own Elizabeth McLain, Political Science '05, was won a prestigious, full time, internship with the AL Bar Association's Capitol Intern Program. She will be working in the attorney general's office during spring 2005.
  • PBS, The Choice, 2004, outline.
  • Amanda Spiegel, Al Zachos, Walker Garrett & Hunter Wolfe met the French ambassador who was speaking at AWAC, 9 Dec. '04. [Notes and images page]
  • Volleyball BBQ party held at Dr. Lewis's home in Sturbridge, Sunday 7 Nov.
  • Home Football game, 6 Nov.
  • International Students' Banquet, Fri 5 Nov in dining hall.
  • Alumni news (classes pre-2001) revised.
  • Faculty Meeting (29 October '04) deleted the core 9 hour language requirement from future (but not current) catalogs.
  • Home Football Game, Hallowe'en, Oct. 2004: Won 31-0.Low Res images.;High Res.
  • Lt. Col. Mike Meyer's presentation to PSC 302, Oct. 2004. Low Res images; High Res. 350-440K.
  • Sig Eps' Hallowe'en Mafia Wedding: Low Res. images. HIGH Res images, 350 - 440K.
  • First WIN: Second HC Home Football Game, Sep '04, Low-Res albums:

  • Action | Cheers | Crowd | Players | Spectators | High-Res (100K-400K) Images List (find image #).
  • Parents' Weekend Banquet images. (Includes Fontaine family, Pres. West, Provost.)
  • Damage from Hurricane Ivan at Gulf Shores & Orange beach.  Thanks to Carrie McDonough, '01.
  • Faculty Meeting (8 October '04) deleted the following majors with low enrollments from future (but not current) catalogs: European Studies, Public Administration and International Studies.  The minors remain.
  • Page on Presidential debate analysis, history and current notes, uploaded.
  • Presidential Debate watch: series of four, beginning Thurs. 30 Sep.  We watched in the chapel.
  • Congratulations to the following students in Political Science who made the Dean's List of High

  • Honors, Spring '04 (GPA of 3.8 or better).  This is especially impressive given our traditional
    "A" standard in PSC: there are typically just three to four "A"s awarded in PSC 201 (10%).
    Political Science majors unless noted:
  • Dean, Patrick Wayne [freshman!]
  • Layson, Jarret Allen
  • Fletcher, Tyler Maxwell [freshman!]
  • McLain, Elizabeth
  • McLemore, Lawrence (graduated summa cum laude)
  • Zachos, Alexander Thomas [freshman!]
  • These made the Dean's List of Honors (GPA 3.6 - 3.79):
  • Adams, Allison Nicole (Public Administration)
  • Cosby, Adena Richette
  • Garrett, Robert Walker [freshman!]
  • Turner, Sierra Reshay
  • Look at those freshmen go! For the full list, see: [HC press release]
  • Tues 9/21/04, 5:30 pm, At Museum of Fine Arts, World Affairs Council reception and speaker.
  • Freshman Kayte Taunton and Amanda Spiegel met Medal of Honor recipient, and West Point Professor, Col. Jack Jacobs, at World Affairs Council, 21 Sep '04. [Notes] [Images] [High Res images]
  • Thurs, 9/16/2004, 12:30p, Stallworth Dining Room, "Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Students with Law Degrees," presented by Mr. Tim Lewis.  Postponed owing to Hurricane Ivan.
  • HC Home Football, 11 Sep '04: Action, Crowd, Players, Spectators.
  • Faculty ANTS on moving-in day, 21 Aug '04, Low-Res Images. High-Res (slow) |
  • Spring 2004:
  • Dr. Lewis's Birthday party
  • Class of 2004||Graduation 2004| p2 | p3 |
  • Graduation 2004 Hi-Res, p1| Hi-p2| Hi-p3 |
  • During commencement ceremonies, the honorary degree Doctor of Laws was awarded to Acting

  • Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice J. Gorman Houston Jr. (who presented the
    commencement address, "Liberty in Law.") and legendary Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr..

    Justice Houston received his B.S. degree from Auburn University and his LL.B. from the University of
    Alabama School of Law.  He served as law clerk for Chief Justice J. Ed Livingstone of the Alabama
    Supreme Court and as a judge advocate in the United States Air Force.  After practicing law in Eufaula
    for 25 years, he was appointed to the position of Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in
    1985, was elected to that position in 1986, and has served as a distinguished elected member of the
    Court for 18 years.  Chief Justice Houston is an active member of the United Methodist Church, serving
    as a lay speaker and as a Sunday School teacher for the last 30 years.  In addition to these
    achievements, his honorary doctorate citation recognizes, "His leadership in the Ten Commandments
    controversy surrounding the Alabama Supreme Court has been instrumental in the State of Alabama's
    affirmation of the authority of the First Amendment ... [and] has protected Huntingdon College's right to
    foster an independent academic environment, where the promise of free and unfettered pursuit of the
    study and worship of God may be undertaken without civil regulation or interference."

    A decorated World War II veteran, graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, Haleyville
    attorney, and United States Prosecutor for the Federal District of North Alabama, Judge Frank M.
    Johnson Jr. became the youngest federal judge in the United States when he was appointed to that
    position in 1955.  His honorary doctorate citation recognizes, "From his Montgomery chambers and
    courtroom, his decisions shaped the Civil Rights Movement.  During the period between the Bus
    Boycott of 1955 and the Selma March of 1965, he was a champion of desegregation as a matter of
    justice in schools, colleges, police forces, state employment, and other areas of Southern life."
     Montgomery attorney M. Roland Nachman, who will accept the award on behalf of his late friend, has
    said, "He understood that a failure of a judge to resolve a claim of constitutional violation is not judicial
    abstention; it is a decision not to enforce constitutional rights by the very agency established under the
    Constitution to do so."

  • Political Science majors organized the Sig Ep fraternity's popular water slide again, on 'Dead Day", May 5.
  • Awards Day: Honored for excellence among
  • political science seniors were Joseph Hollis, Larry McLemore, Jarret Layson and Tiffany Tolbert.
  • political science freshmen were Patrick Dean, Tyler Fletcher, Walker Garrett and Alexander Zachos.
  • international studies students was Margaret Enfinger (who returned from Costa Rica shortly after.)
  • public affairs students was Vance McBrayer
  • this year, some prizes were kindly donated by Judge Lucie McLemore and Mr. & Mrs. Hudson Garrett, in addition to books from Dr. Lewis.
  • SAUDI Speakers Mar '04 |
  • Dan T. Carter speaks to convocation and signs books.  Don Oberdorfer speaks on the Koreas to AWAC.
  • Union JackBritish Politics Tour, Jan. '04, albums:
  • K: Students' images only, from A & B.
  • L: Students' images only, from C & D.
  • M: Students' images only, from E & F. BEST
  • N: Students' images only, from G & H.
  • A: Tues. 6 Jan., Windsor Castle, Tower Bridge, St. James's Palace |
  • B: Wed. 7 Jan., Westminster Abbey & Trafalgar Square |
  • C: Thur. 8 Jan., Tower of London & British Museum |
  • D: Fri. 9 Jan., Moonlit Dawn at Stonehenge -- & Salisbury Cathedral |
  • E: Fri. 9 Jan., Sunset at Roman Bath, Sat. West Ham football match, and Sun. St. Paul's Cathedral at night |
  • F: Mon. 12 Jan., Tutorials at Oxford University
  • Tues. 13 Jan., Parliamentary Question Time, Seminars with MPs; please submit your own photos!
  • G: Wed. 14 Jan., Warwick Castle & Stratford
  • H: Thur. 15 Jan., Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral
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    Tyler Fletcher (PSC  '07, tigfht end).  Judge McLemore, Walker Garrett (PSC '07) and US Sen. Sessions, 29 Sep '03.
  • Fall 2003:
  • Biggest and best group ever of PSC and Public Affairs senior capstones
  • Revised AWAC home page and extensive notes of speakers.
  • International Students' Banquet, Oct 2003.
  • Second home football game, fans, PSC player | PSC Cheers | Presidential Fans
  • First HC Home Football Game: album A | B | C | Includes PSC players and cheerleaders.
  • Federal Circuit Court trip, 23 Sep '03 Notes
  • Poli Sci Cookout & Volleyball Festival, Sep '03
  • Presidential banquet, Aug 2003.  [Sorry, grainy images on slow shutter speed]
  • Sig Ep Rush bids, images 29 Aug '03.  [Higher Res, slower]
  • Union JackBritish Politics Trip Itinerary, Jan '04. See also, new British Politics course.
  • Advisees pages, classes of 2007 and 2005.
  • Larry McLemore became our first White House intern, June 2003.
  • Sig Ep Waterslide, Aug '03: images album, pages [A] [B] [C]|
  • Spring 2003:
  • Larry McLemore became our first White House intern, June 2003.
  • Café session, April '03
  • Club News and Class of 2003 and 2004 pages revised for graduation 2003.
  • Graduation 2003 images
  • Congratulations to the following who graduated in May 2003:
  • Jessica Renee Fails (political science), Kristin Elizabeth Goodrich (political science), Jamie Leigh Jordan (Public Affairs), Charles Vance McBrayer (Public Affairs), Julie Cavanaugh Stanton (Public Affairs) and Amy Claire West Davis (political science).
  • Please apply for our team of at least three delegates to participate as a country in the Southeast Invitational Model United Nations [soon to be alias simun.org] at Auburn University, late April 2003.
  • Dr Lewis spoke to Dr. Gray's Symposium on Kings and Queens about monarchy with emphasis on the British. [Monarchy Notes].  See also his much revised Faculty Activities page.
  • Dr. Lewis lectured to the Great Decisions Program program on Multilateralism versus unilateralism (Jan '03); and  European Integration , 3 Mar '03.
  • The public affairs club made a field trip to criminal docket day at the District Court, 3 Mar '03, Images | Hi-res.
  • The club also participated in the conference on Restorative Justice, [notes].
  • Larry McLemore '04 participated on the committee to select the new HC President, Revd. Cameron West.

  • A number of political science, international studies and public affairs students participated in the Alabama World Affairs Council, attending speaker events each month.  In spring 2003 this included the conservative commentator and author, Michael Ledeen (March) and Amb. Robert Galucci, speaker at AWAC 4 Feb '03, biography and outline.
    AWAC Images: [Gallucci] [members] [HC students] [selections] [Hi-Res images List.]
  • Public Affairs and Political Science students participated in Mr. Huntingdon, 2003.
  • Michael George '04, political science major from Birmingham, sang a classical piece; and Render Thomas '04, from Montgomery, swing-danced. The evening was emceed by Larry McLemore '04, Student Government Association president.  [From HC E-News]
  • Several members of the club, including Michael George, Margaret Enfinger and Jarret Layson, met former US Attorney General Janet Reno when she spoke, Jan 30, 2003. lecture at Huntingdon, 30 Jan '03. [Images]
  • A number of students enjoyed the new seminar in Civil Rights, taught in the evenings by Prof. Hal Turk.
  • Marion Steinfels (Political Science, '04) gave her Capstone presentation on midterm elections that were foreunners of the surprising results of the 2002 election. Images.
  • Club students attended the presentation by alumna, US Federal Magistrate Kristi Lee, Feb '03.[Images]
  • Fall 2002:
  • We heard from Federal Judge Delores Boyd, a very well received African American speaker who left Montgomery in the civil rights period to study at the law school of the University of Virginia.
  • This term we also heard from AL Supreme Court Justice Harold See, and from a very active female lobbyist for the Alabama Hospitals Association.  All of them were invited by our new instructor (and alumna), Judge Lucie McLemore.
  • We also enjoyed a law-school advising lunch with Dan Ogle '01, our first Public Affairs graduate, who has recently made law review at University of Alabama Law School.
  • We heard three senior capstone presentations, one by Jamie Jordan (Public Affairs, '03) on US copyright law and the Napster online music file-sharing case.  She used extensive multimedia to make her points, as well as legal research and interviews with musicians and studio owners.  A second, by Kristi Goodrich (Political Science, '03) compared US presidential policies under Bush 41 and Bush 43, taking interesting advantage of her ROTC training.  Finally, Jessica Fails (Political Science, '03) spoke on her civil rights leadership research.
  • Dr. Lewis spoke on two world affairs issues to groups in Alaska: Alaska WAC Speaking Trip '02 || (photos)|.
  • The American Government class enjoyed a Cafe' seminar: PSC 201 Cafe' session, 25 Sep '02.
  • Spring 2002:
  • Here are some links to images of Club activities in spring 2002:
  • Graduation  2002
  • Club at AWAC, '02
  • AWAC: Alabama World Affairs Council, 2002
  • Several among us won prizes on Awards Day: '02 |
  • Homecoming |'02 |