Monthly Archives: August 2016

Congratulations to BYU:BYUPAS for winning the Pi Sigma Alpha’s Best Chapter Award for 2015-2016

This year the student chapter of BYUPAS won the Pi Sigma Alpha’s Best Chapter Awards for 2015-2016. This is the fifth year in a row that they have received this award!

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Brodie Wray, president of the local chapter, oversaw a year that saw an increase in membership and a variety of activities. The year started with the September GOP Primary Debate where over 800 students packed the auditorium to watch the debate. Through out the year the local chapter hosted local debates as well as more viewing parties for national debates.

One of the highlights of the year was a symposium titled, “Understanding the 2016 Presidential Nomination Process.” The chapter received a grant from the National chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha and used this grant to invite Professor Dante Scala from the University of New Hampshire who presented on the New Hampshire primaries and Professor Eric Redlawsk from Rutgers University who presented on the Iowa caucuses. The two professors spent the day meeting with students and lectured approximately 250 students about the recent Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.

Besides the numerous events, the chapter continued to encourage dialogue and research through their monthly publication, Political Review, and an annual journal, Sigma.