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Wayne St 

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Members of the Nebraska Delta chapter at Wayne State College gather to sort and pack donated items collected and given to a nearby homeless shelter.  Chapter members also organized a “Chocolate & Popcorn Sale” on campus (using remaindered and perfectly delicious confectionaries from a local candy factory) in order to raise an additional $200 that was given to the shelter.  Dr. Randy Bertolas, Chair of the History, Politics, and Geography Department (pictured first from the left), is the faculty chapter sponsor.  Dr. Jean Karlen, Professor Emeritus at Wayne State College and Past-President of the International Board of Trustees of Pi Gamma Mu is a previous faculty sponsor of the chapter (pictured second from the right). 


Texas St

Oropeza
Dr. Manuel Gonzaelz Oropeza
Breakthroughs Suri
Dr. Jeremi Suri

The Texas Eta chapter of Pi Gamma Mu at Texas State University co-sponsored several educational events during the academic year.  Their co-sponsors were the university’s Center for International Studies, Department of History, International Studies Club, and chapter of Sigma Iota Rho. On February 24th the group hosted its first panel of the semester with Dr. Elizabeth Bishop from the Department of History, Dr. Roger Gorman from the Department of Political Science, and Dr. Brian Cooper from the Department of Geography.  The panel discussed perspectives on the international refugee crisis.  On September 10, Dr. Manual Gonzalez Oropeza gave a lecture entitled, “The Recent Elections and Democratization in Mexico.”  Dr. Oropeza is a judge of the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Branch in Mexico.  He is also an acting member of the Venice Commission, which seeks to promote democracy through the rule of law.  On October 15, Dr. Ellen Tillman gave a talk on the U.S. role in the development of Panama.  Dr. Tillman’s research has focused on 20th-century U.S. Intervention in the Caribbean and how these interventions shaped Latin American development, U.S. foreign policy, and U.S. naval power.  On November 5th, the guest lecturer was Dr. Jeremi Suri.  Dr. Suri spoke on “The Evolution of Diplomacy and the Future of American Foreign Policy.”  Dr. Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is a professor in the University’s Depatment of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.  Professor Suri is the author of six books on contemporary politics and foreign policy.

The Texas Eta Chapter Sponsor is Dr. Dennis Dunn, Professor of History and Director of International Studies.  The Chapter Secretary is Jose Sanchez.  The Chapter President is Molly Williams.  Mr. Jeremy Pena, the Coordinator of Academic Programs at the Center for International Studies, also helps facilitate the chapter.

 

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