Political Science

Why I Give – Wesley Whistle ’12

Current employmentSenior Advisor for Policy and Strategy with the Education Policy Program working on federal higher education policy at New America, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Senior Contributor for education with Forbes Career“After working in the state legislature, I fell in love with public policy but knew I wanted to work in education,…

Kentucky Wesleyan College debate series continues Oct. 29

Oct. 29 debate on Medicare for all The Stanley Reed Pre-Law and Politics Society at Kentucky Wesleyan College is hosting a series of debates. The third, on Marsy’s Law, which is on the November ballot, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. and will be available on Zoom by Clicking Here (Passcode: 482132). State…

Faculty Profile – Dr. Eric Schmidt

Where are you from, and what brought you to Wesleyan?“I’m from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Yes, that’s a real place. Though a bit bigger than Owensboro, it has a similar character—not too big, not too small. It wasn’t too much of an adjustment to move down here. I tell people I love bourbon, bluegrass and basketball, so…

Kentucky Wesleyan Welcomes Senator Joe Bowen

Former State Senator Joe Bowen of Owensboro will teach a 300 level class at Kentucky Wesleyan College this fall – “Advanced State and Local Government.” “This is my first foray into teaching a college class,” said Bowen. “The syllabus is ready, and I can’t wait to get started. It will be about how the sausage…

Making History: First Rogers Fellow to Graduate

Brooklyn Stepro ’19Green Valley High School Henderson, Nev.Major: Political Science and HistoryAccepted to University of Nevada, Reno-Master of Public Administration program Brooklyn Stepro made history when she received her diploma at Wesleyan’s 151st Commencement on April 27 as the first Rogers Fellow to graduate from the College. A member of the initial group of Rogers…

Wesleyan Women of Distinction – Morgan (Whitney) Pierstorff ’10

“From the small class sizes to the close-knit community of faculty and staff, Wesleyan ensures that every student gets the support they need in the classroom and beyond. This allowed me to work very closely with my peers and heads of our academic departments to do independent studies to explore my career interests further and…

Why I Give: Matthew Ruark ’09

Hometown: Brooksville, Ky.Education: B.A., Political Science, Kentucky Wesleyan College                    M.A., Indiana University, Philanthropic Studies Why do you give to Wesleyan? By giving back, I pay tribute to those who gave to Wesleyan so I could attend. I want to help people, just as I was helped.…

Rep. Jody Richards ’60 – Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2017

“My heart is in Kentucky.” The Alumni Hall of Fame perpetuates the memory of those who have brought distinction to the name and reputation of the College. The Class of 2017 honors four individuals: Lydia Dorman ’82, Rep. Walter (Jody) Richards ’60, Dr. Kim M. (Cecil) Schuster ’88 and A.J. Smith ’71. Each month from…

Kentucky Wesleyan College Announces Collaborative Partnership with University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces an exciting partnership with the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  A new innovative 3+3 Accelerated Law Program will allow Wesleyan students to obtain a juris doctorate no more than six years after their high school graduation.  Students in the following academic majors will enroll as undergraduates at Wesleyan through…