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What’s New with ADP? October 2014 Edition

SAVE THE DATE

  • #ADPTDC15 will be held in New Orleans, La., June 4-6, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Addressing Campus Sexual Assault: AASCU’s Partnership with Culture of Respect

AASCU President Muriel Howard sent a message to AASCU Presidents describing a new AASCU partnership with an organization called Culture of Respect. This organization, which was founded by a group of concerned parents, is an independent, nonprofit organization. We believe this is an opportunity to effect change through a collaborative and transformative process, one that provides resources to all involved in campus sexual assault response and prevention. Read more here.

REMINDERS

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BLOG

Civic Science and the Grand Challenges of the 21st Century
The “Civic Science” field emerges out of an initiative of the American Commonwealth Partnership, which in turn spun out of ADP’s Civic Agency initiative with Harry Boyte and the Center for Democratic Citizenship. Civic science, developed over a number of years, is a mode of inquiry and action which integrates scientific approaches and other ways of knowing with civic agency and democratic practices. It seeks to address “grand challenges” like climate, health, early childhood education, and sustainable agriculture while simultaneously deepening democracy. Read more here.

100 AASCU and NASPA Member Institutions Partner with TurboVote

In September, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education announced that 100 member institutions have adopted TurboVote, an innovative “one-stop-shop” voter engagement platform, thanks to a partnership between two higher education associations and the nonpartisan nonprofit technology organization, Democracy Works. Read more here.

Constitution Day 2014

Every year American Democracy Project campuses across the country celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. Constitution Day falls on September 17th each year, and this year we are celebrating the 227th anniversary of the document’s signing. Read more about campuses’ celebrations here.

ADP Schools Commemorate 9/11

ADP schools across the country are commemorating the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Read more here.

Campus Spotlights:

  • Community Engagement at the University of Alaska Anchorage This campus spotlight feature’s the University of Alaska Anchorage’s CCEL or Center for Community Engagement & Learning. CCEL “serves as the intersection of student learning, faculty research and creative activity, and community engagement.  Our mission is to connect academic programs with community needs to use scholarship and action for the mutual benefit of the University and the State, its communities, and its diverse people.” Read more here.
  • Georgia College Teach-In: Events in Ferguson, Missouri A standing room only crowd of nearly 150 students, faculty, staff, and community citizens attended a teach-in at Georgia College that addressed the events in Ferguson, MO and the related issues of race, class, and inequity in American society. Read more here.
  • UMBC’s New Kiva U. Chapter: Microlending for Social Impact Thanks to a grant from OneMain Financial, UMBC will join Loyola University in launching the first two formally designated Kiva University chapters in Maryland. Kiva U seeks to engage students and educators in a global effort to expand financial inclusion, foster community, and have a tangible positive impact on issues that matter to them. Read more here.

ADP in the News: Brush up on what’s been happening on ADP campuses.

 What We’re Reading

 Partners & Friends

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

November 4:  Election Day
November 6 & 7: Global Challenges Institute (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)

ADP in the News | September 24th Edition

By Caitlin Reilly, Program Associate, American Democracy Project 

ADP in the News is a compilation of brief updates about American Democracy Project activities at ADP colleges and universities and is a semi-regular news feature on our blog. Below you will find the latest edition of this series.

If you have an ADP event you’d like posted in this format, please email adp@aascu.org.

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From Indiana State University:

  • Indiana State’s American Democracy Project to Host Congressional Candidate Forum On September 18, 2014 the American Democracy Project hosted a forum for the 8th District congressional candidates. Read more here.
  • Democracy Project to Show 9/11 Film The American Democracy Project hosted a screening of the documentary “102 Minutes that Changed America” in commemoration of September 11, 2001. Read more here.

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Weber State University (Utah) Debates Same-Sex Marriage as Part of Constitution Week

As a part of their Constitution Week celebration, the American Democracy Project at Weber State hosted a debate on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Read more here.

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President Hynes First Recipient of Gene Hatfield Annual Service Award

Clayton State University (Ga.) has created the Gene Hatfield Annual Service Award in honor of former history professor and American Democracy Project director, Gene Hatfield. Clayton’s president, Tim Hynes is the first recipient of the award. Read more here.

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Northern Arizona University

To commemorate Constitution Day, Northern Arizona University (NAU) sponsored Project Civil Discourse conversations in two locations, Flagstaff and Sedona. Project Civil Discourse is a statewide consortium of civil discourse organizations. On September 18 communities discussed two ballot propositions, one which addresses therapies available to terminally-ill patients (Proposition 303), and another which addresses state sovereignty (Proposition 122).

NAU also organized a post-primary candidate forum for city council and mayoral candidates in Flagstaff. Students had an opportunity to meet with candidates in small groups and ask them questions. Representatives from the Friends of Flagstaff’s Future talked to students about the importance of voting in the November election. Read more here.

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University of Missouri – St. Louis

UMSL organized a series of events to celebrate Constitution Day – including a speech competition, a screening and discussion of the documentary “Restrepo,” a lecture on American military power and paintings by UMSL students. You can read more about these events here and here.

 

 

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