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ADP in the News | April 3, 2012 Edition

I will be sharing brief updates about American Democracy Project activities at ADP colleges and universities in a monthly 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


‘The People Speak: Voices of Occupy Wall Street’ at UCM

A student written and produced performance, The People Speak: Voices of Occupy Wall Street includes poetry, prose, song, and movement. This ADP grant-funded production will be held April 2 and 3rd in the University of Central Missouri’s Black Box Theater. Admission is free. Read more here.

Find out more about ADP at UCM here.


UCO’s Leadership Book Club for Student

The University of Central Oklahoma’s ADP co-sponsors a leadership book club – Read & Lead—for students. Student participants receive a free copy of the selected book – the current book is Outcasts United by Warren St. John. A discussion of the book will take place on Wednesday, April 11th at noon.

Learn more about ADP at UCO here.


IUSB ADP sponsors spring event series “Women, Politics and Power”

Indiana University South Bend is hosting a series of events this spring in response to our current focus on the roles of women in politics and society, given the focus of lawmakers and politicians on health care matters related to gender. Events include “Preparing the Next Generation: Women as Role Models” – a lunch featuring Christian Wolbrecht, an IUSB political science professor; and “Back to the Future: Women in American Politics, 1776-2012 and Beyond” a lecture by campus ADP director and political scientist, Elizabeth Bennion. All events are free and open to the public. Read more about IUSB’s Women, Politics and Power series here.


Fort Hays State University’s ADP Events

With campus Student Government Association elections on the horizon, Fort Hays State University’s American Democracy Project is doing its part to inform students on the candidates for president and vice president with a candidate debate.

In February, FHSU’s ADP conducted a mock presidential election; President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term, earning 40 percent of the student vote. Learn more about the mock election here.

Learn more about ADP at FHSU here.


ISU’s ADP co-sponsors anti-bullying film screening

Illinois State University’s ADP and other co-sponsors will host a free on-campus film screening of an anti-bullying movie: Not in Our Town: Class Actions, April 10-11. A moderated discussion will follow the 30 minute movie. Learn more here.

Like ISU’s ADP on Facebook here.


Georgia College announces search for Director of Center for Engaged Learning

The new Center will provide oversight and coordination of ADP among other efforts. Learn more about the position here.

Learn more about ADP at Georgia College here.


CalU’s ADP Presents 2012 Election Outlook

California University of Pennsylvania’s ADP sponsored a moderated panel discussion, 2012 Election Outlook: The Race for the White House. Read more here and here.

Learn more about ADP at CalU here.


Kennesaw State’s ADP co-sponsored “Youth as Global Changemakers” Event

Kennesaw State University’s ADP co-sponsored global recording artist and activist Emmanuel Jal’s “Youth as Global Changemakers” in March. Jal, a former child soldier in Sudan, has released three studio albums, including his international hit “War Child.” His latest single “We Want Peace” will be featured on an upcoming album. His music played a role in the award winning documentary “God Grew Tired of Us” and the Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur. Jal’s memoir “War Child” and the full-length documentary of the same name have received critical acclaim.

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