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The Compass: The Newsletter of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences
To download past issues of CHSS newsletters, please visit our publications section.


JOB POSTINGS: Political Science & Economics:


CONGRATULATIONS! To our 2013 Political Science & Economics Graduates.


CONGRATULATIONS! Dr. Lawrence Markowitz, on your book "State Erosion
Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia
", published by Cornell University Press. Here's the link to the advertisement for his book:

State Erosion Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia


PCBE and Rowan University's Political Science & Economics Department present "Economic Outlook - Don't Lose Sight Of The Bright Spots!" Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 4:30pm.


The Philadelphia Council for Business Economics (PCBE, A Chapter of NABE) and Rowan University's Political Science & Economics Department present "Economic Outlook - Don't Lose Sight Of The Bright Spots!" The keynote speaker is Ellen Zentner of Nomura Securities. Zentner, Executive Director, is a Senior Desk Economist for the US at Nomura, the global investment bank. She provides in-depth analysis and research on US macro-economic trends and identifies anomalies in market data which signal important economic shifts. Zentner works with the US economics team to monitor and provide forecasts for the US economy. She is also responsible for providing timely and instantaneous updates on market moving indicators to Nomura's sales and trading desks as well as clients. Zentner regularly appears in the media and has a strong international broadcast presence with Bloomberg News, CNBC and CBS Evening News.

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Time: 4:30 pm - Reception begins
5:00 pm - Presentation begins
6:00 pm - Dinner with Speaker Option

Cost: Presentation & Dinner with Speaker - $50.00
Presentation Only - $20.00
Student Rate Presentation Only - $15.00

For more information and online registration, please visit the PCBE website.

Additional support for this event provided by the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Location: Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center

Contact: Ralph Giraud


Political Science Organization/Club

The Political Science Club’s first meeting will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 in Robinson Hall, Rooom 100.  The Club’s regular meetings will be held every Tuesday, at 6pm, in Robinson Hall, Room 121.

The new Political Science Club President is Harold Reighn  


Political Science Honor Society

Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Society, will be taking applications in February and March of 2013 in the Political Science Department, located in Robinson Hall, 3rd floor.

Requirements are: a 3.0 GPA in at least ten hours of political science courses, a 3.0 GPA overall average, and a $35 one-time membership fee (fee must be paid by March 7, 2013).  REMEMBER!  You do not have to be a PS major to join.

The Political Science & Economics' Annual Spring Celebration honoring the new members of Pi Sigma Alpha along with our graduating seniors, will be Wednesday, April 24, 2013, located in the Owl's Nest from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Please RSVP the Poli Sci department at (856) 256-4866, or email Majeeda Hason, at hason@rowan.edu by noon on Thursday, April 18, 2013.


Congressman Robert Andrews will be attending Professor Morris Smith's Wednesday night Introduction to American Government class at the Camden Campus on Oct. 24th. There is room for more students who may be interested, please feel free to meet at the Camden Campus in the Student Lounge on the 5th floor at 8:00pm, on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.

The Congressman will stay for about 30 to 40 minutes and discuss the Presidential campaign and other topics the class will be covering (including campaign finance, polling, the electoral college, etc.).


Please mark your calendars and tell a friend, the information and sign up session for the Rowan University Ghana Study Abroad Program Summer 2013 will take place:

Date - Thursday, Oct 18, 2012

Time - 6:00pm

Place- Dewey Lounge, 100 Robinson Hall

Topics to be discussed: Ghana Introductory Slide Presentation, Cost of Program, Course Credits for most Majors, Financial Aid Opportunities, Travel Arrangements, Immuniization, Visa Requirements and Pre-Program Orientation Schedule.

Please reply back to rsvp @ nyhumam@rowan.edu, space is limited. Looking forward to seeing you.


The Rowan Democratic Club will be holding their first meetings of the semester this week, and in order to accommodate both commuters and residents, we will be holding the same meeting at two different times during the week. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 18th in the Science Building, Room 150 at 9:00 p.m, and our second meeting will be Wednesday, September 19th in Robinson Hall, Room 105 at 3:00 p.m. Interested members only need to attend one of the two meetings. We will be discussing our involvement in President Barack Obama's campaign for re-election and other activities that we would like to do this year, including meeting with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. There are many ways to get involved right away, so come join us and find out how you can make an impact on our nation's democratic process. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Orlando Almonte,
Rowan Democratic Club President


Presidential Election Lecture

Featuring Guest Speaker

Jamal Simmons

Political Analysis/CNN Commentator

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Time: 3:15pm

Location: Room 3091B, James Hall

This Presidential Election Lecture is open to the Public:


 If you are interested in politics and the upcoming presidential election you would not want to miss this lecture. Please join the Political Science & Economics faculty, staff and students while we welcome CNN Journalist/ Commentator, Jamal Simmons, who will be speaking on the 2012 Presidential Election.


Internship Meeting

Day, time and location TBA. (Other meeting dates: TBA). For more information please contact Dr. Lawrence Markowitz at (856) 256-4866 or email him at markowitzl@rowan.edu.


Political Science Organization/Club

The Club’s regular meetings will be held every Tuesday, at 6pm, in Robinson Hall, Room 121.

The new Political Science Club President is Harold Reighn

Political Science & Economics Department, Rowan University  201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701 
Telephone: (856) 256-4866

Chairperson: Dr. Bruce Caswell
For questions, contact: hason@rowan.edu or caswell@rowan.edu