Department Events


2013 DPSPA Forum

The DPSPA will host a Forum -- Race and Class in 21st Century America on Friday, September 20, 2013 in the Social Science Building Room 115 at noon to 1:00 p.m.

Discussants include:

  1. Robert W. Smith, Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

  2. Benn L. Bongang, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Political Science & Public Affairs

  3. Otis S. Johnson, Ph.D., Scholar-in-Residence-Savannah State University

  4. Kenneth Jordan, Ph.D., Professor-Savannah State University, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences

  5. Gwendolyn Jordan, Lecturer-Savannah State University, Department of Political Science & Public Affairs

  6. Daniel Dodd-Ramirez, Executive Director, Step Up Savannah

  7. Geoffery Bowden, Ph.D., Instructor-Savannah State University, Department of Political Science & Public Affairs


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2013 Black History Month

The DPSPA and the SSU Political Science Student Association will host a Black History Month program -- A Discussion of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Hanes Walton, Jr: Scholar, Colleague, Mentor and Friend on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in the Mary Clay Torian Auditorium, Howard Jordan Building at 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Discussants include:

  1. Dr. Otis Johnson, Scholar in Residence
  2. Dr. Kenneth Jordan, Professor of Sociology
  3. Ms. A. Tosca Owens, Instructor of Political Science

For more information, please contact Dr. LaRhonda Odom, odoml@savannahstate.edu or 358-3212.


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2012 Constitution Day

To mark Constitution Day 2012, the DPSPA will host a series of activities to reignite interest in the Constitution of the United States and to bring the campus community together to celebrate this document of immense import.

Monday, September 17
Reading of the U.S. Constitution Preamble and Articles of Confederation @ Student Union 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18
Voter Registration @ Student Union 12-2:00 p.m.
Reading of the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights @ Student Union

Wednesday, September 19
Reading of U.S. Constitution Amendments 11-16 @ SSB 11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Discussion Panel: Electoral College and the New Voting Laws @ Room 115 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 20
Voter Registration @ SSB 12-2:00 p.m.
Reading of the U.S. Constitution Amendments 17-24 @ SSB

Friday, September 21
Democracy Dash – 5K Fun Run/Walk through
SSU Campus starting at SSB @ 8:00 a.m.
Sponsored by the SSU Political Science Association
Reading of the U.S. Constitution Amendments 25-27 @ SSB

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2012 Urban Planning Summer Camp

The SSU Urban Studies and Planning program will offer a four-day and free-of-charge summer camp for third to fifth grade students and introduce them to the principles and practices of urban planning. The 2012 Urban Planning Summer Camp will use the 35-year-old Box City Curriculum which is a project of the Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE). The activity teaches participants about a range of planning and development related issues, from architecture and design, conservation to affordable housing.

The Summer Camp is made possible with support from the 2012 President’s Faculty Mini-Grant Initiative and will be held at the King Frazier Student Center on the Savannah State University campus on June 25-28, 2012 at 9am to 3pm.

Further information about the 2012 Urban Planning Summer Camp and the application process can be found here.

The application deadline is Monday, June 11, 2012 and the The application form is available here.

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2012 Social Equity Leadership Conference

The National Academy of Public Administration with the MPA program at Savannah State University will host the 2012 Social Equity Leadership Conference in Savannah on June 6-8, 2012.

The conference seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of applied and theoretical research that promotes social equity in governance. Public administration scholars, students, public and nonprofit practitioners, and interested others are all encouraged to attend.

The registration form is available here.