CONGRATULATIONS CONGRESSMAN JASON CHAFFETZ:
2014 HINCKLEY POLITICIAN OF THE YEAR
The Hinckley Institute is thrilled to name U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz the Hinckley Politician of the Year for his remarkable ascension to chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
There were several other Utah politicians worthy of recognition, namely Sen. Orrin Hatch, Governor Gary Herbert, and Salt Lake County Mayor McAdams.
Leaders such as these exemplify the vision of Hinckley Institute founder Robert H. Hinckley, "Our young, best minds should be encouraged to enter politics."
IMPORTANT: Students can waive the entire $70 registration fee with the code STUD15.
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: 2015 HINCKLEY JOURNAL OF POLITICS
The Hinckley Journal of Politics Editorial Board is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Hinckley Journal publication. Submissions may be rooted in any academic discipline, should have a wider societal application, and should be within 10-30 pages. To learn more, click here.
The Hinckley Institute's celebrated Political Forum Series course (HNKLY 3910) is filling up quickly, but a few spots still remain. This writing-intensive course exposes students to diverse perspectives on current events and political and social issues. it is also one of the most flexible courses on campus.
When considering summer and fall intern applications, the Hinckley Institute will grant priority to students who have completed the Political Forum Series course because of the crucial communication skills it develops.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: SPRING 2015 BENNETT SEMINAR AND PRICE THINK TANK
The Hinckley Institute is now accepting applications for our Spring 2015 Semester Bennett Seminar and Price Think Tank. These prestigious, intimate opportunities offer students the unique chance to work closely with two of Utah's most prominent leaders.
Former United States Senator, Robert F. Bennett, meets with students bimonthly to delve into United States policy issues.
Former United States Ambassador, John Price, meets with students four times throughout the semester to discuss global issues concerning Africa. In addition, Price students are required to attend several Hinckley forums.
Both three credit courses accept 10-15 students. To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 23 at 11:59 PM.
SUMMER 2015 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS: APPLY NOW!
Applications are now open for our Summer 2015 Semester local, national, and global internship programs. National and global applications are due by 5:00 PM on January 15, 2015. Local applications are due by 5:00PM on February 3, 2015.
The Hinckley Institute would like to congratulate former Hinckley outstanding intern, University of Utah Rhodes Scholarship Nominee, and student athlete Parker Erickson on his newly secured position with Rep. Jason Chaffetz's Congressional Office in Washington, DC.
Through his undergraduate career, Parker has been an enthusiastic member of the Hinckley Community. He interned with the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, participated in the Political Forum Series course, and was a Truman Scholarship nominee.
Parker will graduate this semester and move to DC in January to embark on what promises to be an extraordinary career in public service.
Congratulations, Parker. You'll be missed!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Real Women Run warmly invites Utah women to attend a full day of education and training on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College.
The day will feature keynote speaker Dr. Susan Madsen, Orrin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University and founder of the Utah Women & Leadership Project.
This training is an unparalleled opportunity to forge relationships with women of all political parties and persuasions who are interested in the political process, public service, and civic engagement.
General Registration - $15
Student or Member Registration (AAUW, LWV, YWCA) - $10
ANNOUNCING FALL 2014 WINNERS
HINCKLEY INTERN BLOG AND INSTAGRAM CONTEST WINNERS:
Wesley Felice and Unita Cook
Each semester, the Hinckley Institute rewards two interns whose social media presence has been outstanding. In the Fall 2014 Semester, we were thrilled with Wesley Felice's detailed blog recounting his experience with the Campaign Legal Center and chronicling his fairy tale engagement. Additionally, Uinta Cook captured her internship with the Supreme Court Curator's Office beautifully.
To learn about our upcoming Spring 2015 interns' experiences, visit The Intern Blog, search #hinckleyintern, or follow @hinckleyinstitute on Instagram and @hinckleyist on Twitter.
HINCKLEY INSTITUTE IN THE NEWS
The Hinckley Institute is a central source of discussion and commentary surrounding many local, national, and global issues.
To read Hinckley Resident Scholar former Senator Robert Bennett's opinion editorial in the Deseret News, "More Political Participation Needed,"click here.
To peruse Hinckley Resident Scholar Ambassador John Price's piece, "Education for Somalia's Children is Key to the Future," click here.
For Kirk Jowers' latest opinion editorial, "Insiders working to kill 'Count My Vote' reforms," click here.
To access additional media coverage of Hinckley forums, interns, and events, as well as articles featuring the insight and commentary of Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers, click here.
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