February 4, 2005





It's Almost Time for Spring Flowers and Warmer Weather.  So...

That Must Mean It's Time for the KPSA Annual March Conference!!


The Kentucky Political Science Association, Western Kentucky University Department of Political Science and The New York Times invite you to attend the 44th Annual Meeting of the KPSA on March 4 & 5, 2005.  A preliminary program with registration form is enclosed. 


This year's conference, at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center at the WKU South Campus, is shaping up to be one of the largest gatherings of political scientists in recent memories.  So, make plans now to attend.  Here's what you don't want to miss.


There will be lively discussions on popular culture and voting behavior, congressional campaigns, progressive ambition, Canadian electoral reform, and political trust.  Take part in exciting exchanges on the insincerity of sincerity, leadership in a theocracy, turmoil in Haiti, impact of the environment on crime counts and Marbury revisited.  Paul Blanchard will lead House Speaker Jodie Richards and a panel of experts on making sense of the 2004 elections.


You can't miss the roundtable discussions on US foreign policy, the economic status of Kentucky women and tips for building a bridge from high school social studies to political science.  Student papers range from the impact of 9/11 on foreign policy to women and African Americans in the Antebellum South to a discussion of the US-Japan Security Alliance.


The Governor and First Lady of Kentucky have been invited to participate in the Conference.


And on Saturday, there's a Big Red Sundae Bar!!


Registration details and a preliminary schedule are included on the registration form. Please send your registration form and check as soon as possible.  If you plan to attend the Friday night dinner, please let us know by February 25.  Hotel reservations can be made at Hampton Inn (270) 842-4100; Best Western, 782-3800; or at Motel Six, 843-0140.

Mention the KPSA to get the group rate.


If you have any questions, please call me at (270) 745-4558 or email me at saundra.ardrey@wku.edu.  I look forward to welcoming you to Bowling Green and the Western Kentucky University campus.






Saundra Curry Ardrey, President

Kentucky Political Science Association