Congratulations

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the accomplishments of all of the graduate students during the ’08-’09 academic year. Well, at least those who responded to Mike’s email:

Melissa Beran Samuelson

Melissa was recently given an award for her program management work on youth and women’s business development  by the Business Development Center of Jordan.

Evan Renfro

Papers Accepted for Conference Presentations:

“The Keffiyeh as Symbol: Solidarity for Social Justice.” Imagined Communities, Real Conflicts, and National Identities: Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) 2009 Conference. Columbia University.

“Israel’s Separation Wall as Constructed Power.” The Politics of Space and Place: Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) University of Brighton, UK. 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference.

“Globalizing the “Other”: Representing Muslims and Arabs from Disney World to Guantanamo Bay.” The Second International Global Studies Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

John Fulwider

Mortar Board Professor of the Month Award (February ’09)

Chaired panel at Midwest Political Science Association conference (April ’09)

Served as chair and discussant for panel at Southwest Political Science Association Conference

Amanda Balzer

Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, Department of Political Science (’08-’09)

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, College of Arts and Sciences (Spring 2009)

Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, UNL Parents Association (2009)

Conference Presentation:

“No Option: Exploring Conscientious Objection with Chilean Immigrants,” accepted by the 5th International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry: Advancing Human Rights through Qualitative Research, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from May 20-23, 2009

Carly Jacobs

University of Nebraska Karen Dunning Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Award (‘08-’09)

Graduate Paper of the Year Award, Department of Political Science (’08-’09)

“America’s Ultimate Tree House: Gender, Emotion, and Campaigning for the Presidency,” presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association and the 11th Annual Great Plains Political Science Association Conference (with Mike Gruszczynski)

Mike Gruszczynski

University of Nebraska Karen Dunning Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Award (‘08-’09)

Graduate Paper of the Year Award, Department of Political Science (’08-’09)

“America’s Ultimate Tree House: Gender, Emotion, and Campaigning for the Presidency,” presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association and the 11th Annual Great Plains Political Science Association Conference (with Mike Gruszczynski)

“Comparing Apples and Blogs: Presidential Campaign Framing Among Blogs and the Mainstream Media,” presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association

Additionally

Congratulations also go to Wendy Hind, who recently defended her dissertation successfully, and Stacey Springer and Mike Gruszczynski for graduating with their Master’s degrees. If you wish to have your accomplishments listed on this page, by all means read your email and send Mike your info. We’ll add information as it rolls in.

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