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department news for the 2010 - 2011 academic year

 

2012 Civic Participation Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June, 2011 (photo left). Students and teachers gathered outside the Capitol, Washington, DC

The UNO Political Science Department was proud to kick off the Nebraska Civic Leadership Program June 21-25, 2010 on campus. This program is aimed at high school government teachers and their selected students. Within this intensive week, courses were taught on local, state, and national government. The weeklong program attracted social studies students and teachers from all over the state. Of these applicants, 8 teachers and 25 students were selected for participation.

The second year of the program included a spring, 2011 visit to the Nebraska Legislature and another on campus stay from June 19-24 that featured course work in national government and international affairs. On the 24th the group departed for five days in Washington, DC. Highlights of the trip included a White House and Capitol tour, a visit to the monuments and Arlington National Cemetery, and panel discussions at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Hall of States.

The Nebraska Civic Leadership Program included three years of course work and field visits. The education, training and experience gained by the program participants is sure to help them become future leaders for Nebraska, its communities, and the nation.

 

June 2011. Nebraska Civic Leadership participants meeting with Sen. Ben Nelson (far left) in Washington, DC

 

Congressman Lee Terry spoke to Richard Fellman'sAmerican Government class on October 21, 2010.

 

The Fall semester's first Pizza & Politics was held on October 15, 2010 withNebraska State Senator Pete Pirsch as guest.

 

Nebraska political leaders, Mark Fahleson and Vince Powers of the Republican and Democratic parties jointly appeared in an American Government class of Richard Fellman in late September and debated whether Lee Terry or Tom White should be elected to Congress this November from Nebraska's Second Congressional District.