West Virginia University political science students will hold a poster session Tuesday, April 17, to present their community outreach capstone projects.

The poster session will be from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Mountainlairs Mountaineer Room on WVU s Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The projects were completed by students in Political Science 489, taught by Susan Hunter, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

Projects include a League of Women Voters candidate forum, a project on MorgantownsCool Citiesglobal warming initiative, an Environmental Forum put on in conjunction with the National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) and students in the environmental policy class, West Virginia Citizens for Honest Adoption of Pets (WVCHAP) (an animal awareness project), Project MUSHROOM (a homeless service project), and a Boys and Girls Club civic education project.

The students put their political science education to good use while undertaking civic engagement projects that involve helping the homeless and animals, promoting civic participation and better public policy and educating children about civic engagement,said Hunter.The poster session is an opportunity for faculty, students, staff and the general public to learn about positive contributions made by WVU students.

For more information, contact Hunter at Susan.Hunter@mail.wvu.edu or at 304-293-3811, extension 5292.