Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Funding approved for political science department

Misty Grady

     The political science department has been researching the way democrats in Eastern Oklahoma think, believe and vote. This research is being presented in several different conferences, including National Social Science Associations conference in Las Vegas this coming April 17-19.
     Dr. Daniel Savage, assistant professor of political science, received happy news on March 28 concerning the research, which is continuing in the fall semester.  The research group has been granted funding for salary to students working on the research as well as a budget for making calls and conducting the research. Currently there are six students heavily involved in the research who expect to continue the study.
     “While the funding is contingent on the Faculty Research Committee getting its expected funding, the FRC approved a $7,800 grant,” Savage said. “It would be split between $5,000 to pay students to man the telephone banks and $2,800 to pay for long-distance phone calls.”
     For information on how to get involved in the research or for more details on the research project, contact Savage at or Dr. Ron Becker, assistant professor of political science and head of the research project at

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