Predict the New President!


Students can enter the “Predict the Next President Competition” between October 24 and November 4!

To enter, students should log on to to create their Electoral College map. Students can email the map to Chera LaForge, assistant professor of political science, at directly from the site. In the email, students should also include their predicted popular vote percentages and their vote percentage for the Indiana Senate race.

Three awards will be given to students who have the closest Electoral College prediction (with a tiebreaker for popular vote and senate vote, if needed), and for students who “Beat the Profs.” Students who have better predictions than political science faculty will receive a special prize.

The competition is co-sponsored by the History Club and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.


McKinney Law Scholar Application

Hello Political Science Students!

I know many of you are interested in law school, but might be worried about the cost. Luckily for you, as a student at one of the IU regional campuses, a fantastic opportunity exists for you to pursue a law degree at a reduced cost. The McKinney Law Scholar Program is a competitive scholarship that is pretty new. See below for all of the details.


If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact the Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, James Barbre at jbarbre (at) iue (dot) edu.

Job Opportunity for Political Science Graduates


Title: Regional Organizer

Organization: Indiana Democratic Party

Dates: June 2nd through November 15th, 2016

Compensation: Competitive Pay

Job Description:

The party is seeking passionate and experienced organizers to implement an ALL-NEW field program in 2016. Organizers will work to strengthen the party’s grassroots connections and support party activists at the local level. Regional Organizers will be essential in developing the grassroots organization necessary for Democratic Candidates to win in 2016 and for the long-term success of the Indiana Democratic Party.

About the Indiana Democratic Party:

The Indiana Democratic Party is devoted to electing Democratic candidates at every level of government across Indiana. Led my Chairman John Zody, Democratic Party members are working towards electing leaders who will effectively serve all Hoosiers.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Reliable transportation, phone and computer
  • One cycle (or the equivalent) of political organizing experience
  • Passion for improving community and a strong desire to elect Democratic candidates
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Capability to work independently
  • Bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply


Please send resumes to Field Director Graham Fishell at Resumes must be received by May 13th for consideration. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis until staff is finalized.