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ADP in the News | February 16, 2012 Edition

I will be sharing brief updates about American Democracy Project activities at ADP colleges and universities in a semi-weekly news roundup. If you have an ADP event you’d like posted in this format, please email me at

– Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project

Georgia College hosts symposium on Global Citizenship

ADP Campus Coordinator Gregg Kaufman helped organize Georgia College & State University’s annual Global Citizenship Symposium on February 6-8, 2012. Entitled “Personal and Global Health: My Role, Our Challenges,” the symposium focused on the United Nations’ Millennium Development goals. Read more here.

Read more about Georgia College’s ADP here.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


ADP Faculty at Illinois State Secure $50k Grant
Steve Hunt and Lance Lippert, faculty members at Illinois State University in the School of Communication have been awarded a $50,000 grant from the McCormick Foundation. Hunt is the co-chair of ISU’s ADP. Lippert directs the Civic Engagement Minor. The grant “will allow the ADP to significantly expand [ISU’s] efforts to embed civic engagement into the curriculum at Illinois State,” according to Hunt.  Read more here.

Learn more about ADP at ISU here.


UW Oshkosh hosts Senator Ron Johnson

UW Oshkosh will host Senator Johnson as part of its American Democracy Project lecture series, on February 22, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom. Senator Johnson was originally scheduled to speak on campus as part of fall Constitution Day celebrations, but needed to reschedule his appearance due to Congressional deliberations. ADP campus co-chairs Carleen Vande Zande, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Curricular Affairs and Student Academic Achievement, and David Siemers, Professor and Political Science Chair are excited about the event. Read more here.

Learn more about UW Oshkosh’s ADP here.


SUNY Fredonia holds Stewardship of Public Lands summer course inYellowstone

Professors William Brown of the biology department and Christina Jarvis of the English department will be offering a new, interdisciplinary, six-credit course at Yellowstone National Park this summer, July 17 through 27. Read more here.


MTSU hosts Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Middle Tennesee State University hosted U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as part of its annual Windham Lecture Series. The Feb. 8 lecture was sponsored, in part, by the American Democracy Project. Read more here.

Learn more about MTSU’s ADP here.


NSU Volunteers for MLK Day

The American Democracy Project at Northeastern State University (Olka.) co-sponsored a MLK Day of Service event in local K-12 schools. ADP chair and instructor of educational foundations and leadership, Barbara Fuller, helped coordinate the effort. Read more here.


RIC Students Tweet during NH Primary Season

Students in Valerie Endress’ political campaign course at Rhode Island College traveled through New Hampshire in early January during the New Hampshire Primary. As part  of the course, students tweeted observations and political commentary from the political events and rallies they attended. RIC’s local NBC affiliate, NBC 10, partnered with RIC for campaign coverage during the NH Primary. The trip was sponsored by RIC’s American Democracy Project. Read more here.

Learn more about RIC’s ADP here.


FHSU Discusses Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Fort Hays State University (Kan.) screened the new documentary “A Little Town of Bethlehem” in January. The screening, as well as the accompanying panel and discussion, was sponsored by the American Democracy Project. Read more here.

Learn more about ADP at FHSU here.

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