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The Western



April 2 – April 4, 2015 – Caesars Palace Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

Planning for the 2015 Meetings of the Western Political Science Association is now in its final stages. President Victoria Farrar-Myers welcomes your participation and attendance. Tiffiany Howard and Mark Lutz, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, are serving as the Local Arrangements Co-Chairs.

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Call for Editors of The Western Newsletter

The Western Political Science Association is looking for a new editor or team of editors for The Western, the WPSA’s official newsletter. When the publication was launched in 2008, it was envisioned as a means not only to serve our members, but to evolve into an important contribution to the discipline, while providing an additional source of revenue for the association. Under its current editors, The Western has done exceedingly well, growing both in content and visibility. The Association would like to find an editor or team of editors who can help the newsletter continue to grow while bringing creative vision to the tasks involved. This is a great opportunity for an individual or a group of individuals who would like to build and reimagine the publication.

The term of the current editors will expire after the publication of the April 2015 edition. The Association is seeking nominations of qualified individuals who would edit the newsletter from April 1, 2015, through March 30, 2019. This four-year term is renewable for two-year optional extensions. Nominations and self nominations are both welcome. The WPSA encourages nominations of women and members of ethnic minorities. The editor(s) is selected by the WPSA president. Contact WPSA Executive Director Richard Clucas at hprc@pdx.edu for more information.

Help Honor Your Colleagues and Friends

The WPSA Executive Council approved its first two endowments in April as a way to honor the contributions of two of its long-time members. The first of these endowments is for an award honoring Betty Moulds, who served for 25 years at the chief administrator for the WPSA. The Betty Moulds Lifetime Service Award will be given to individuals who have made a long history of service and an extraordinary contribution to the WPSA. A second endowment is to honor Joel Olson, an associate professor of political theory at Northern Arizona University and a long-time WPSA member who passed away unexpectedly in March 2012. The Joel Olson Award will be given to activist-scholars whose work is at the creative intersection of radical political theory and practice. The awards honoring Betty Moulds and Joel Olson will be funded entirely by their endowments, so your support is essential for them to get off the ground. Please consider making a donation before the end of the tax year. The WPSA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization; as such, your contributions are fully tax-deductible, as permitted by law. To make a donation to these and other funds, please visit the WPSA website at http://wpsa.research.pdx.edu/about/donate.php.


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