David Chambers, Department of Political
Science, is serving as a faculty leader for the Washington Center's 2016
Conventions Program. He is at the Democratic National Convention in
Philadelphia, accompanied by six IUP students.
The students are Ethan Hurst, a
political science-pre-law major from Mt. Pleasant; Chelsea Johnson, a
journalism and public relations and marketing major from Martinsburg;
Emilee Larkin, a journalism and public relations major from Harwick;
Lauren Qoyawayma, an international relations major from Allison Park; Jada Richardson, a journalism and public relations major from York; and
Jacqueline Viscusi, a journalism and public relations major from
Students from all over the nation are in the program, which
includes a competitive application process.
In addition to being at the
conventions, in the days before the conventions begin, students attend
large-group lectures by notable persons and small-group discussions with
the faculty leaders.
Participating students submit journal entries to
the faculty leaders for evaluation and grades (students earn academic
credit for the experience).