Note: This Thursday, May 5, I
have to adjust my office hour to 11:45-12:45. I have an urgent
campus meeting that got scheduled over my office hours beyond my
control. Sorry. I will not be in my office at 11:00 that
If you are ready to transfer, PC is
hosting a celebration of your success: FYI:
I will be off campus during my office
hours tomorrow, Wednesday, April 27, I will be representing PC at a
community meeting. All my classes will meet as usual, but my
office hours on Wednesday are cancelled.
I was contacted by Devin Mathis's
campaign. He is looking for volunteers for his campaign for State
Assembly. If you are interested in volunteering for his election
campaign or for any political campaign I
can offer up to 5 points extra credit. I am posting Mathis' info only
because he is the only candidate whose campaign has contacted me.
I am not endorsing any candidate. If other candidates ask, I will post
their contact info too (as long as they are candidates to represent our
I am a student and Political Science major at Porterville College.
I am also serving as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Assemblyman Devon
Mathis' re-election campaign. We are currently recruiting
volunteers to assist us throughout the course of the campaign.
Typical duties could include phone banking and walking precincts in
support of Assemblyman Mathis. This would be a great opportunity
for your students to get some experience working on a campaign.
Any interested students can contact me directly at the email address and
cell phone number below. If your schedule permits, I would love to
discuss this with you further. Please feel free to contact me with
any questions, comments or concerns.
Cell: (559) 793-6960
I have been contacted by Congressman
Kevin McCarthy's campaign staff. They are looking to hire some
people in Porterville and they believe a college student would be a good
fit. Here is their message if any of you are interested:
Hi Professor Keele,
is Daniel Wetter, Political Director for Kevin McCarthy for Congress.
Here is the information for your students:
Kevin McCarthy for Congress campaign is looking to hire 2-3 community
canvassers in the PORTERVILLE area. The position pays $11 an hour,
requires roughly 15-25 hrs/week, and we are decently flexible with
schedules. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain
valuable campaign field experience. Please contact Daniel Wetter at
Thanks for helping
get this info to your students.
This Friday, April 8, Jean Wakatsuki
Huston is going to present a CHAP talk about her experiences at Manzanar
Internment Camp during WW II. Her famous memoir, Farewell to
Manzanar brought her to prominence as an example of one person of
Japanese ancestry who was imprisoned during WW II. Her
presentation is absolutely relevant to US politics, International
politics, and Asia, so it will be an extra credit event for any of my
points extra credit: Attend the event, write a 1-page
response letting me know what YOU learned at the event, and submit it
through Turnitin.com by 11:59 pm on Monday, April 11.
This THURSDAY, March 31, I
will be tied up in a crucial committee meeting on campus all day.
All of my Thursday classes are cancelled that day. Sorry.
The CHAP event this Wednesday, March
30 and again on Friday, April 1 with Professor Jay Hargis is eligible as
extra credit for any one of my classes. Attend, write up a 1-page
response proving to me that you attended and learned something, and
submit that response to TURNITIN.COM by 11:59 PM on Monday, April 4.
(As Always, no late submissions are
accepted and I do not ever accept extra credit by email or on paper --
it must be in turitin.com on time.)
FYI: a workshop for students...
This CHAP event should be interesting.
You may attend this event and write a 1-page response explaining what
you learned for 5 points extra credit in any 1 of my classes. The
extra credit essay will be due in TURNITIN.COM by 11:59 PM on Friday,
March 11. As always, Extra credit is accepted ONLY through
Turnitin.com and ONLY if it is on time -- I don't need or want a printed
On Wednesday, February 24 I am off campus
representing the college on a community committee. I will be late
for my 1:00 office hours -- I will be back about 1:30. Sorry for
I just got this email that may be of
interest -- a FREE workshop on PowerPoint:
I just got notice of a local event that
may be of interest to some of you. Porterville City Council
Member, Virginia Gurrola will be speaking on the topic of "Women in
Politics" this Saturday. Students who choose to attend this and
write up a 1-page essay summarizing what they learned from the
experience may submit that essay for 5 points extra credit in any ONE of
my classes. The essay must be submitted
through Turnitin.com by 11:59 on Wednesday, February 24. As
I understand it, the event is sponsored by the AAUW (American
Association of University Women); an AAUW member on campus specifically
sent me an email with an invitation to all of my students. Here are the
details about the event from the email:
Please invite your friends and family to a Presentation by Virginia on
the topic of Women in Politics, brought to you by the AAUW . To take
place at 10:00 am this Saturday the 20th at the Unitarian Fellowship in Porterville,
135 E. Harrison. Admission free. Light refreshments provided.
We hope to see you there.
Students: I got
the following email that may be of interest to you. Are any of you
having trouble affording books? Please read this email which may
give you a source of help. The EOPS/CARE offices are in the
counseling offices in AC126.
I will be off campus for a
committee meeting and won't return 'til about 1:20 on Wednesday, January
27. I will miss the first 20 minutes of office hours that day.
Did you know that
Porterville College students can get Microsoft Office 365 for free?
Here is the link:
As a student you
can also opt to buy a more comprehensive Office suite at a discount at
this web page
Hello Students: For those of you interested in Political Science
as a major, you should know that International Politics, (POLS P103) is
still open with available seats. This is a required class for the
major and is offered only once a year during each Spring semester.
It meets Tuesday/Thursday at 12:50.
January 19, 2016
Hello, Welcome to Porterville College and to one (or
more) of Dr. Jeff Keele's classes. This page will have
announcements of interest to students from any classes at PC.
Announcements that are specific to one class will be posted to each
class's announcement page. Those class announcement pages are
linked at the top of this page.
aware that PC, both administration and faculty, only have access
to the email address that was assigned to you as a student of
PC, BC, or CC. Any time I need to contact you as an
individual student I will contact you through email.
Please be sure you check that email account regularly. You
can go into that email and set it up so that it automatically
forwards to your hotmail or yahoo account so that you don't have
to check multiple accounts all the time.