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John Freemuth featured in an Idaho Statesman blogpost

Freemuth 100x100 A blogpost written by  Idaho Statesman columnist Rocky Barker featured political scientist John Freemuth’s upcoming talk on “Science, Democracy and Boise’s Environmental Future.” The talk at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Foothills Learning Center is part of the Sesqui-Speaks series celebrating Boise’s 150th anniversary. Barker noted Freemuth’s ability to “hold himself above the fray.”

Cited: Update”Science, Democracy and Boise’s Environmental Future” 

Brian Wampler participated in the Global Public Innovations Conference

Wampler100x125 Brian Wampler, chair of the Department of Political Science, was in Manila, Philippines, recently to participate in the Global Public Innovations Conference. Wampler is part of a global network working on political reform and institution-building.

Read about Global Public Innovations Conference in Update – Your source for campus news, 10/9/13

Scott Yenor discussed the current government shutdown

Yenor250x325 Scott Yenor, Department of Political Science, discussed the current government shutdown with IdahoReporter.com. Yenor notes that while there have been 17 government shutdowns since the Carter administration, they have progressed from very narrow policy issues to broader topics. Read “We Need a Functional Government in Our Society” here.

Read about Yenor’s thoughts on the government shutdown in Update – Your source for campus news |
Read Yenor’s thoughts on why we need a functional government in IdahoReporter.com, 10/9/13

John Freemuth quoted in the Christian Science Monitor about the government shutdown and the subsequent closure of national parks

Freemuth225x300 John Freemuth, professor of Political Science, was quoted in a story in the Christian Science Monitor about the government shutdown and the subsequent closure of national parks.

Read Dr. Freemuth’s thoughts on the Government Shutdown in Update, Your source for campus news |
Read Dr. Freemuth’s thoughts in The Christian Science Monitor, 10/4/13

Freemuth to Talk at Boise 150 Speaker Series Oct. 17

Boise_150_LogoPolitical science professor John Freemuth will speak on Thursday, Oct. 17, as part of the Boise 150 Sesqui-Speaks series. He will address “Science, Democracy and Boise’s Environmental Future” at 5:30 p.m. at the Foothills Learning Center at 3188 Sunset Peak Road in Boise. The event is free and open to the public.

Freemuth’s research and teaching emphasis is on environmental, natural resource, and public land policy and administration. He is the author of an award-winning book, as well as numerous articles on various aspects of environmental policy. He also co-edited a book now under revision from University of Colorado Press, titled “Environmental Politics and Policy in the West,” with Zachary Smith. 

John Freemuth, Political Science, Beyond the Blue website photo, Carrie QuinneyHe has authored 10 Andrus Center white papers on public land policy, which were based on Center conferences, and was chair of the former science advisory board for the Bureau of Land Management. He also has taught high school and served as a seasonal park ranger. He has a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College, and a Ph.D from Colorado State University. He was named the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/CAES Professor of the Year for Idaho for 2001.

Sesqui-Speaks is part of the Boise 150 program led by the Boise City Department of Arts & History. Learn more at www.boise150.org/projects/city/sesqui-speaks.

Cited: Read about Dr. Freemuth’s Boise 150 talk in Update Your source for campus news, 10/2

Congratulations 2013-14 Scholarship Recipients!

The Political Science Department would like to congratulate all of the 2013-14 scholarship recipients on their hard work and achievement.

Frank Church Public Service Scholarship
Christopher Bower
Aspen Compton
Larry Nielsen

Dr. John Keiser Public Affairs Scholarship
Lauren Bramwell

Dr. Willard Overgaard Political Science Scholarship
Michelle Wilson

Political Science Scholarship
Marissa Brakes
Lauren Bramwell
Aspen Compton
Kalikai Declements
Davita Eicher
Robert Jones
Ryan Linnarz
Sally Sargeant
Verona Schaller
Cassandra Solmonsen
Michelle Wilson
Kenneth Winkleman

Political Science/ English Scholarship
Kenneth Winkleman

Gregory & Christine Raymond Political Science Scholarship
Alexander Belisle

Stephanie Witt Political Science Scholarship
Marissa Brakes

Justin Vaughn Interviewed by KSRO- Sonoma County

Justin VaughnDr. Justin Vaughn of the Department of Political Science was recently interviewed by KSRO-Sonoma County about the political implications of the government shutdown, including how the stand-off might shape the political fortunes of Senator Ted Cruz and the Republican Party.

 

 

John Freemuth was quoted in The Tennessean

Freemuth225x300 John Freemuth, professor of political science, was quoted in The Tennessean about the public land fracking debate. Freemuth noted that conflicts are only going to become more common as oil and gas reserves are discovered in new areas. Read the story here.

“John Freemuth” (44) Update, Your source for campus news, 9/30/2013  |  The Tennessean, 9/30

John Freemuth was quoted in the Missoula Independent

Freemuth 100x100 Political scientist John Freemuth was quoted in a story in the Missoula Independent about the challenges faced by forest managers in returning public lands to their natural state.  Freemuth commented on the role of, and public perception of, the U.S. Forest Service in regard to forest management. Read “Scary Prognosis” here.

CITED: “John Freemuth (43) Update, Your source for campus news, 9/23/2013 | “Scary prognosis” Missoula Independent, 9/23/13

Brian Wampler publishes article in The Blue Review

Brian Wampler, chair of the Department of Political Science, penned “Power to Participate: Engaging citizens in urban planning.” In it, he argues that citizen involvement in public life is “vital to the vibrancy of any metropolitan region.” Read “Power to Participate” here.

CITED:”Power to Participate” The Blue Review, 9/18/13