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Faculty members to be recognized at University Author Recognition reception

Albertsons Library will host the seventh annual University Author Recognition reception from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the second-floor Albertsons Library McCain Room. Authors and all members of the university community are invited to attend. A recognition program begins at 4 p.m.

Three Political Science faculty members are among those to be recognized.

  • Dr. Scott Yenor for his book Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought
    Also for his article “Hegel and John Paul II” published on 6-27-2011 in First Things.
  • Dr. Gary Moncrief for his book State Legislatures Today: Politics Under the Domes.
  • Dr. Richard (Dick) Kinney for his article “And the Cuts Just Keep on Coming: Idaho State Budgeting in 2009 and 2010” published 4-1-2011 in the California Journal of Politics and Policy, 3(2).

For more information on the reception see the Scholar Works Website.
The original article appeared as Albertsons Library Hosts Seventh Annual Author Recognition Reception Feb. 29 in Update

Moncrief comments on Idaho redistricting

Comments on Idaho’s new legislative districts by political scientist Gary Moncrief were the subject of an Idaho Statesman blog by Dan Popkey. Moncrief noted that two of Idaho’s new districts are larger than nine states.

Originally posted on UPDATE.

Alumni update

Amy Lombardo, BA, history, ’93; BS, political science, ’99, joined the Boise law firm of Moffatt Thomas in July 2011. Ms. Lombardo’s areas of practice include commercial litigation, employment and labor law, government affairs, insurance defense and professional malpractice. She previously worked for Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath and Judkins, P .C.

Ms. Lombardo is currently involved with the Women in the Law Committee of DRI, serving on the Publications Subcommittee and on the 2012 Steering Committee for the Sharing Success Seminar.  You can view the Women in the Law Committee’s inaugural electronic newsletter Sharing Success where Ms. Lombardo contributes to an advice column

Ms. Lombardo is an Idaho native and volunteers her time with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, including as a Team Leader for the CF Cycle for Life Event.

This story was printed in the Fall 2011 Focus on Boise State University as well as Moffatt Thomas adds new associate, Amy Lombardo in Idaho Business Review.

Sokol joins law team at Farley Oberrecht

Slade D. Sokol, a Boise State political science graduate, recently joined the Boise law firm of Farley Oberrecht West Harwood & Burke as an associate attorney.

Sokol received his undergraduate degree in political science from Boise State University in 2003 before going to law school at the Michigan State University College of Law, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class in 2011. He is licensed to practice law in all Idaho courts, including the United States District Court for the District of Idaho.

Featured in a story from the Catholic News Agency.

Scott Yenor, associate professor & chair of the political science department, was featured in a story from the Catholic News Agency about his book “Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought.” The story contrasted Yenor’s views on marriage with those in a recent study about cohabitation.

Originally posted on UPDATE.

GOP hopefuls set sights on Gem State delegates

John Freemuth, professor of political science, was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about Republican presidential candidate, Ron Paul.

No challengers emerge for Idaho Rep. Simpson, so far

John Freemuth, professor of political science, was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about the lack of challengers thus far for Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson’s seat. 

Cited: Idaho Statesman

New Political Science Newsletter

This is the birth of a new newsletter…

The Political Science Department will now host an interactive newsletter to replace the previous newsletter format.  Stay tuned for more information.