Six Inducted Into Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society

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 (From left) Sarah Phillips, April Wright, Tyler Harrison, James Trigleth, and Jessica Herrington.  (Photo Courtesy of Media Services)

(From left) Sarah Phillips, April Wright, Tyler Harrison, James Trigleth, and Jessica Herrington.
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MONTICELLO, Ark. — Six University of Arkansas at Monticello students have been inducted into the UAM chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.

The new members are Tasha Evans, a junior political science major from Almont, Mich., Tyler Harrison, a junior political science and history double major from Star City, Jessica Herrington, a criminal justice and political science double major from Star City, James Trigleth, a criminal justice and political science double major from Lake Village, and April Wright, a political science and modern languages double major from Conway.

The UAM chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha was established in 2011. Members must be political science majors with a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and have completed at least 12 credit hours in political science.

The inductees have been involved in extracurricular academic activities, including participating in the Arkansas state Model United Nations competition hosted every November by Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, and the Arkansas state-wide Student Congress hosted by theArkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Association (AACTA) every November in Little Rock.

Three Pi Sigma Alpha members will also be presenting papers at the upcoming Southern Political Science Association’s annual regional conference. Chapter Treasurer Tyler Harrison will be presenting a paper entitled: “Campaigns ‘Gone Viral’: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Social Media Advertising in Political Campaigns”; James Trigleth of Lake Village will be presenting a paper entitled: “‘Reaping What Someone Else Has Sown’: A Regional Assessment of the Impact of Western Influence”; and Reba Worthen of Monticello will be presenting a paper entitled: “Utilitarianism: Is Harsh, Harsh Enough?”

For more information, contact UAM’s Pi Sigma Alpha faculty advisors, Dr. Carol Strong at (870) 460-1687 or Nick Provencher at (870) 460-1189.

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