Student Involvement and Upcoming Events

Our History and Political Science students are actively involved both in and out of the classroom.


Upcoming Events for Fall 2014:


The Sr. Justine Peter Lecture Series Presents ~
"Polarized Wisconsin - Jobs, Taxes, and Education"
Presentation by: Chris Larson, Wisconsin State Senate Minority Leader
October 8, 2014 ~ 12:00pm - 1:00pm ~ Bonaventure Hall 033 ~ Pizza Lunch

Chris Larson Event




Past Events:

Stritch delegates earn recognitions at Model U.N.

The Model United Nations team returned home with several Best Delegate honors after their four-day mock U.N. experience in St. Louis. The group represented South Korea.

Awards included:

  • Head delegate Bobby Spoden (senior political science major): Delegate's Choice, Security Council
  • Stephanie Coker (senior political science and music major): Staff's Choice on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • Coker and Marie Gentil (sophomore, communications major): Staff's Choice on ECOSOC Plenary

Congratulations to these students and the full Stritch team. The group carried on a 50-year Stritch tradition of participation in this nationwide event.

Model U.N. Trip St. Louis Feb2014

Pictured with the St. Louis Gateway Arch: Marie Gentil, Alex Coralic, Jake Riegert, Paige Quinones, Stephanie Coker, Bobby Spoden, Nate Hoernke


The Sr. Justine Peter Lecture Series, "America's Corporal: A Civil War Veteran Makes His Way," presentation by James Marten

Join guest speaker James Marten at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 30 for a profound story about how disabled Civil War veteran James R. Tanner was determined to recover from his wounds and reclaim his life.

Civil War Speaker (2)



The Sr. Justine Peter Lecture Series, "The War on the Poor," presentation by Joe Soss, Ph.D.

Soss' areas of scholarly expertise include poverty, social welfare policy, and race.  His talk will partly be based on Disciplining the Poor, a highly acclaimed 2011 book Soss and two colleagues authored.  He will also focus on the growing income and wealth inequality and the increasingly harsh treatment of the poor, especially African-Americans, over the last three decades.

War on the Poor, Joe Soss Speaker Event, March 2013

War on the Poor: Joe Soss #4

 War on the Poor: Joe Soss #5

War on the Poor: Joe Soss #1

War on the Poor: Joe Soss #6



History, Political Science, & BFSS Majors & Minors Party.  Free Pizza!

Majors, Minors Pizza Party March 2013



Model UN Conference, St. Louis 2013

Students attended the conference, February 20-23, 2013. Participants represented their assigned nation as official delegates of the United Nations. This year, Stritch represented, Togo.

Model UN Trip 6

Model UN Trip 3

Model UN Trip 14

Model UN Trip 12



Russ Feingold Visits Stritch to Discuss His Book:

"While America Sleeps: A Wake-Up Call For the Post-9/11 Era"


Russ Feingold

Russ Feingold 2

Russ Feingold, While America Sleeps 2