Welcome/Welcome Back Party

All History & Political Science majors are invited to a Welcome/Welcome Back Party on Tuesday, September 4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Great Commission Hall (2nd floor of Heath).  Games, snacks and fun!

HPS 2012 Outstanding Student Awards

Each year the History & Political Science Department presents two awards to graduating seniors.

Elijah Dove received the 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Award as the Outstanding Graduate in History.




David Vazquez 2012 Outstanding Political Science StudentAnd David Vazquez was presented with the 2012 Pi Sigma Alpha Award as the Outstanding Student in Political Science.

Congratulations Elijah and David!

HPS Present at Spring Colloquium

Daniel Waite 2012 Spring Colloquium

The 23rd Annual Spring Colloquium was held on April 16, 2012 featuring the presentations of exemplary student research papers.   Two students were selected from the History & Political Science Department to present their work.  Daniel Waite, with his emphasis on History, presented his paper “The My Lai Massacre.”



Maria Torres 2012 Spring Colloquium

And representing Political Science was Maria Torres with her paper entitled “Eugenics: Who Can Straighten What God Has Made Crooked.”


Spring Colloquium

You are invited to the 23rd Annual Social Sciences & Communication Spring Colloquium featuring student  presentations of exemplary research papers in Anthropology, Sociology, History & Political Science, Psychology and Communication on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Commission Hall.  Refreshments will be served.

HPS Movie Night

Have one last laugh before finals!  The History & Political Science Department presents The Four Marx Brothers in “Duck Soup” on Friday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. in Heath 100.  Duck Soup is the classic 1933 comedy about nationalism, war, and very bad government.  Roger Ebert calls it the Marx Brothers best film, while the American Film Institute ranked it #85 on the list of the 100 greatest movies of all time and #5 on their list of the 100 funniest movies of all time.  Take a break from studying for finals next week and enjoy a truly funny movie.  Free food and drinks!  Comedy AND food?  Sounds like good times!

HPS Movie Night

Join the History & Political Science Department for a Movie Night on Friday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. in Heath 100.  We will be showing Cinderella Man, the boxing/great depression movie starring Russell Crowe.  There will be discussion following the movie.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.

How Can We Be Good Stewards of Our Resources?

Kenneth Green, resident scholar at American Enterprise Institute and author of “Abundant Energy: The Fuel of Human Flourishing,” will be speaking on Wednesday, October 26, 7:00-8:30 a.m. in Needham Chapel.  All are welcome!

Movie Night

The History & Political Science Department is sponsoring a movie night, showing the Disney movie that Disney doesn’t want you to see on Friday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. in Heath 100.  Join us for a screening of the live action-cartoon film, The Song of the South, followed by a discussion of race and racism in this Disney classic.

Movie Night Polling Results

Polling for Movie Night Preferences at the Welcome/Welcome Back HPS party produced the following results.

Gettysburg, Last of the Mohicans, and Duck Soup were bunched at the top.

Right behind were The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Thirteen Days.

Frost-Nixon, Triumph of the Will, and Chariots of Fire were the next group, along with Fahrenheit 9/11.

Welcome/Welcome Back Party

Title: HPS Majors Welcome/Welcome Back Party
Location: Great Commission Hall
Description: Come and get reacquainted or acquainted for the first time with the History & Political Science profs and other majors. Learn about upcoming departmental activities (like movie nights). There will be food, fun, frivolity and festivities!

Start Time: 06:30 PM
Date: 2011-09-12
End Time: 08:00 PM