All PSGSA members are invited to watch the upcoming Packers-Bears football game in the student union’s Gasthaus pub (lower level). The game is Monday, Nov. 4th at 7:30pm. Please feel free to come any time during the game, and invite friends or others. The Gasthaus has plenty of room, large screens, food, and beer.
Friday November 8this the Drew Conway talk on Big Data. It will be a great informational presentation, and it is important for the graduate students in political science to attend this talk and others like it. It is a rare opportunity and will be an excellent experience for graduate students of all subfields and statuses in our program. It also sends a signal to your professors that you are engaged in political science beyond the scope of your coursework and are willing to go the extra step in your education. The PSGSA will be holding a bagel hour in the department conference room from 9:30 to 10:30am Friday Nov. 8th and then we will walk to the Conway talk together at 10:45. We will provide bagels/muffins for everyone, all we ask is that you bring your own beverage.
The PSGSA meeting on October 17th focused on a few new items. It was decided that the PSGSA will pursue recognition by the University. Additionally, there was a roundtable discussion of concerns for new graduate students, covering issues regarding writing, workload, and finding an advisor.
Sky offered tips for presenting a poster at the upcoming Midwest Political Science Association meeting for 2014. Sky’s handout is attached below.
MPSA Poster Session information
With the start of a new semester of teaching, classes, and finishing projects from the summer it is easy to forget an important deadline at the beginning of October: MPSA 2014 is accepting proposals for the conference meeting April 3rd – 6th in Chicago. Copied below is the information on MPSA’s website:
September 30, 2013 is the deadline for submitting complete panel proposals, and October 4, 2013 is the deadline for submitting paper and roundtable proposals (see the Important Deadlines page). You do not need to be a member of the MPSA to submit a proposal, but you must be logged into the MPSA website. If you think you may have registered (e.g. attended the conference, submitted a proposal, been a member) in the past, click on the “LOGIN” link and follow the instructions. All you need is the email address you used to set up the account – you can always retrieve your password. If you are not a registered user of the website, just click on the “REGISTER” link and follow the instructions.
Click here to SUBMIT A PROPOSAL.
The MPSA has 80 sections to which you may submit a proposal, including four new sections: (60) Professional & Career Development; (61) Political Science in Review; (62) Empire Series; and (71) Open Discussion. Please click here to view a complete list of sections and their descriptions.
The MPSA has six session formats: Empire Series, Open Discussion, Panel, Poster, Roundtable, and Working Group. Please click here to view detailed information on the session formats and session role descriptions (paper presenter, chair, discussant, etc.).
Please click here for presenter guidelines.
MPSA is an excellent conference for graduate students for several reasons. Acceptance rates are high compared to other conferences such as APSA, it is always held in Chicago (a 1.5 hour train ride away) and is attended by many of the highly regarded scholars in our field. If you are a master’s student, make sure to discuss your proposal with your advisor prior to submitting it to MPSA.