With ten SHSU students in Austin and two more in DC, Bearkats are gaining experiential learning in political hotspots. These internships, which last for the entire legislative session, teach students scheduling, bill analysis, research, public relations, and even bill drafting.
The internships also give the students a chance to have every so often, and learn about things through a more hands-on and fun approach.
Karla Rosales, for example, took a capitol dome tour, which culminates with the trip up the stairs below.
But the trip is worth it, with a wonderful view of Austin!
Meanwhile, Alex Galvan spent time in helicopters…
…and even on tanks…
Beatriz Martinez also got a taste of the helicopter, producing a big grin…
…and represented the University well.
Mike Yawn teaches at Sam Houston State University. In the past few years, he has taught courses on Politics & Film, Public Policy, the Presidency, Media & Politics, Congress, Statistics, Research & Writing, Field Research, and Public Opinion.
He has published academic papers in the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Social Security Quarterly, Film & History, American Politics Review, and contributed a chapter to the textbook Politics and Film.
He also contributes columns, news analysis, and news stories to newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, Huron Daily Tribune, Laredo Morning Times, Beaumont Enterprise, Connecticut Post, and Midland Reporter Telegram.
Yawn is also active in his local community, serving on the board of directors of the local YMCA and Friends of the Wynne. Previously, he served on the Huntsville's Promise and Stan Musial World Series Boards of Directors.
In 2007-2008, Yawn was one of eight scholars across the nation named as a Carnegie Civic Engagement Scholar by the Carnegie Foundation.
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