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Union University Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Political Science at Union University


The Department seeks to develop leaders who will improve their communities, nations, and the world. Whether you desire to make an impact domestically or globally in government/politics, business, education, the law, or non-profit work, political science at Union University can help you achieve your goals. read more

Upcoming Events

  • Advizapalooza Nov 3, 5:00pm: Jones Suite
    The Department will provide pizza and advise students preparing their schedule for the Spring semester.
  • Election Analysis Nov 6, 7:00pm: PAC D-52
    Department faculty will discuss the meaning of Tuesday's elections and what they mean for politics in the next two years.
  • Senior Seminar Presentations Dec 5, 1:00pm: TBA
    Seniors will present their senior seminar presentations on Friday, Dec. 5, from 1-3pm and Monday, Dec. 8, from 11-1am.
  • Christmas Lunch Dec 9, 12:00pm: Jones Suite
    The Department will provide a come-and-go lunch for students as they wrap up exams and papers and prepare to head home.

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Republicans Are Slight Favorites to Win Senate
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Oct 17, 2014 - With the election over two weeks away, Republicans are slight favorites to win control of the Senate but the outcome is still uncertain. As election day approaches, here are some key indicators that will determine control of the Senate. First, what is Obama’s approval ratings in t...read more

Mayoral Race Looks Interesting
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Sep 12, 2014 - It is a rare event when a popular incumbent faces a difficult reelection race. However State Senator Lowe Finney’s recent announcement that he will challenge Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist is one such race. At the outset, Mayor Gist has several built-in advantages. First, G...read more

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Union Hosts Amendment 2 Forum
Oct 24, 2014 - Last night, Union University's Department of Political Science hosted a forum on Amendment 2 with the Madison County Bar Association. The event started with Dr. Evans providing the backdrop to Amendment 2 by explaining how Tennessee moved from electing judges in popular votes to adopting a merit based system to the current proposal to adopt the "modified federal plan" where the governor would appoint a judge with the advise and consent of the General Assembly. &nbs...read more

Huckabee Lauds Christian Education, Decries Declining Morality
Oct 9, 2014 - Fox News host and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee spoke about personal morality and teh value of Christian education at Union University's 17th Annual Scholarship Banquet Oct. 7 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. Huckabee said he was delighted to assist Union because he gradauted from another Southern Baptist liberal arts college, Ouchita Baptist University in Arkansas. As the first male in his family to attend college, Huckabee was dependent on scholarships. "i didn't have a trust fund,&q...read more

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