Public Policy Institute

Boylan heads training program, assists with institute

As the new director of Western Carolina University’s Local Government Training Program and assistant director of WCU’s Public Policy Institute, Bob Boylan finds himself a colleague with many of the professors he learned from while earning his bachelor’s degree in political science in 2007.

WCU political debate series to conclude Oct. 27

The Western Carolina University Political Debate Series will conclude Thursday, Oct. 27, with the third and final event of the 2016 election season, a session featuring candidates in the N.C. Senate District 50 race.

Constitutional Shark Tank coming to WCU’s University Center Sept. 13

As an early start to celebrating Constitution Day, which is Saturday, Sept. 17, the Public Policy Institute and the Center for Service Learning are sponsoring a Constitutional Shark Tank, based on the popular television show, Shark Tank. The event will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the University Center theater.
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Panelists to discuss ‘Constitution in Everyday Life’

In honor of Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, the Public Policy Institute, Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, and the Pre-Law Club will host an educational panel at 7 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center Multipurpose Room titled “The Constitution in Everyday Life.”