History & Political Science Articles
Constitution Day panel features members of local media
The term "fake news" is something that has become widely used over the last four years and has generated many discussions about disinformation in conjunction with mainstream journalism. Millikin University's Department of History and Political Science brought this topic to the forefront as part of its annual Constitution Day event on Sept. 17.
Dr. Monroe to serve two-year term as President of ISHS
Dr. Dan Monroe, associate professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Millikin University, has been elected president of the Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS). Dr. Monroe will serve a two-year term as president of the ISHS.
Dr. Laura Dean named AABS Emerging Scholar
Dr. Laura Dean, assistant professor of political science at Millikin University, has been awarded a 2019 research grant from the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS). Dr. Dean is one of only three emerging scholars to receive a 2019 research grant from the AABS.
Political science majors elected Governor and win Best Lobbyist Award
The Model Illinois Government (MIG) simulation is a unique opportunity for Millikin University students to debate on important political issues alongside students from other colleges and universities around the state. It's also an opportunity for students to work on their public speaking, parliamentary procedure, research and writing skills prior to attending the event.
An eye-opening conversation on the "Browning of the Midwest"
Millikin University invites the local community to an eye-opening conversation with acclaimed writer Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. in the Doug and Diane Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance, located on the 1st floor of the University Commons on Millikin's campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Gender and Politics class helps raise proceeds for Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center
Perhaps one of the best quotes on empathy is "You can't understand someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes." That saying was put into effect on Saturday, Dec. 1 as Millikin University hosted its first "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event to raise awareness about sexual assault and gender-based violence.
MU students contributing to higher-than-usual number of voter registrations
Millikin welcomes U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan
Millikin University welcomed candidates for the 13th Congressional District seat, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) and Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, on Oct. 22 for an hour-long debate held in front of a large audience at the University Commons.
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan to debate Oct. 22
Millikin University will host a debate between candidates for the 13th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) and Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. The hour-long debate will be held in the Bob and Debi Johnston Banquet Rooms located on the 3rd floor of the University Commons on Millikin's campus.