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Scott Yenor wrote an opinion piece for the Idaho Statesman

Yenor250x325Scott Yenor, professor in the Department of Political Science and a fellow of the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History, wrote an opinion piece for the Idaho Statesman examining the idea of a “color blind” Constitution.

CITED: “Scott Yenor” (7), Update, Your source for campus news, 9/9/2013 |  Idaho Statesman:9/6/13

PSA Meeting

The first meeting of the Political Science Association will take place Thursday, September 19th, at 4:45pm in the first floor conference room (Room # 1127) of the Environmental Research Building.  All who are interested in Political Science are invited to attend.  We will discuss our activities for the semester.  We’re an ASBSU student organization whose main goal is to promote the study of politics through discussion, group activities, sponsorship of campus events, and community outreach.We look forward to seeing you on the 19th!

Best wishes,
Dr. Burkhart (PSA advisor)

Constitution Day 2013

AFI is sponsoring its 5th Annual Constitution Day talk on September 17th in the Jordan Ballroom. Free parking is available in the Lincoln Garage with a coupon code. Professor Peter C. Myers will deliver a talk entitled “A Colorblind Constitution?,” a talk which investigates both the constitutionality and the wisdom of affirmative action programs.

Photo credit Kim Davies.

Julie VanDusky-Allen, wrote an article for The Blue Review

Julie VanDusky-Allen, a lecturer in political science and psychology, wrote about the relationship between the Idaho Democratic party and Mormon voters in the years leading up to Idaho statehood for The Blue Review. Relying on copious primary sources, in “Trading Mormon Votes for Statehood” VanDusky-Allen argues that in 1880s Idaho, “the Democratic Party had to choose between catering to a loyal and significant voting bloc in the party and statehood. The Democratic Party chose statehood.” VanDusky-Allen studied political science at Binghamton University.

Cited: “Julie VanDusky-Allen” Update Your source for campus news, 8/26/2013 | Trading Mormon Votes for Statehood, The Blue Review, 8/18/2013

Scott Yenor penned a review of Allen Guelzo’s new book about the Battle of Gettysburg

Yenor100x125 Scott Yenor, associate professor of political science, penned a review of Allen Guelzo’s new book about the Battle of Gettysburg in The Blue Review. The book, “Gettysburg: The Last Invasion,” looks at the battle as a whole, rather than focusing on individual campaigns as much of the existing literature does. Read Yenor’s review, titled “One Battle,” which praises this approach and provides ground truthing from the Yenor family, who visited Gettysburg over the summer.

Cited: “Scott Yenor” (6) Update, Your source for campus news, 8/26/2013

Greg Raymond was interviewed for an article on the policy implications of the recent ministerial changes in the Serbian government

GregRaymond150x175 Greg Raymond, Boise State University Distinguished Professor of Political Science, was interviewed by the Belgrade daily newspaper Danas for an article on the policy implications of the recent ministerial changes in the Serbian government. He also was asked to evaluate U.S.-Serbian bilateral relations and the degree of progress that Serbia has made toward gaining membership in the European Union.

Cited: Greg Raymond (6) Update, Your source for campus news, Published 1:29 pm, August 26, 2013

John Freemuth in an Idaho Statesman article

Freemuth225x300Political science professor John Freemuth was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about Idaho’s federal land debate of 1905 as it relates to current efforts. Freemuth said he hopes the current federal lands task force includes a look at collaborations going on around the state. Read “Idaho’s federal land debate as it was in 1905” here.

Original Source Cited: John Freemuth (41) Boise State Update, Published 9:18 a.m. August 9, 2013

John Freemuth will be featured on Elemental Idaho

Image of John Freemuth John Freemuth, professor of political science and public policy, will be featured on Elemental Idaho at noon Monday, Aug. 5, on 89.9 FM or 93.5 FM. He will discuss the possible designation of the Boulder-White Clouds area as a national monument. Listen to past episodes of Elemental Idaho here.

CITED: John Freemuth (40) Boise State UPDATE, Published 9:49 a.m. August 5, 2013 | and el.e.men’tal Idaho

Justin Vaughn’s book was referenced in a U.S. News & World Report

Vaughn_JustinA book written by Justin Vaughn, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, and Lilly J. Goren of Carroll University, was referenced in a U.S. News & World Report piece about women to watch for the 2016 presidential election. The book is titled “Women & the White House: Gender, Popular Culture, and Presidential Politics.” Read the article here. Click on the “as my colleagues have grippingly shown” link.

CITED: Justin Vaughn (10), Boise State Update, 8/1/13 | and US NEWS Opinion

John Freemuth: quoted in the Boise Weekly

“John Freemuth | Boise Weekly

So two things. One, I’ve paid some attention to this ever since the days of being on Larry Craig’s Sawtooth Advisory Board. Park Service management was never …”
Cited: Boise Weekly | 7/25/13