Past Events for the American Democracy Project at Winona State University

Fall 2008-Spring 2009
Spring 2008
Fall 2007
Spring 2007

American Democracy Project: Fall 2008-Spring 2009 Schedule of Events 

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American Democracy Project: Spring 2008 Schedule of Events  


What is a Caucus?
 
When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: WSU Krysko Commons, the Purple Rooms 
Professor Darrell Downs will describe the Minnesota caucus process that begins on February 5th, including Presidential voting. The MSUSA will lead training on writing resolutions for caucuses. 
The event is free and open to the public.              

Your Questions about Caucusing Answered!
When: Tuesday February 5, 2008, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location:  Tables in the Lower Hyphen, Krzysko Commons
On caucus night (Tuesday, February 5th) the WSU political science student group and Pi Sigma Alpha  will be available to answer student questions, such as where do I go to caucus? What is the process? And other caucus night questions.   Sponsored by the American Democracy Project.
*There will be sign-up sheets for rides to the caucus events.

Safe to Relate: Issues of diversity and inclusiveness: University-wide Meeting
When:
Wednesday, March 19 2008 from 7:00pm- 9:00pm
Location: Kryzsko Commons East Hall
The group Safe to Relate will hold a university-wide meeting dealing with issues of diversity and inclusivenes at Winona State University

Two Events with Mary Beth Mackin,  Assistant Dean of Student Life at UW-Whitewater
When: Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 12:30pm
Location: Kryzsko Commons Purple Rooms 
For the first event Mackin, the Assistant Dean of Student Life at UW-Whitewater, will present her impressions of the previous evening's  Safe to Relate event and will address issues of creating a welcoming environment for a diverse student body more generally.  

Issues of Student Free Speech on Campuses
When:
Thursday March 20, 2008 at 7:00pm
Location: Kryzsko Commons East Hall
For the second event Mackin will address issues of student free speech on campuses, incorporating recent controversy at Winona State University.  

Immigration in the Heartland: Latinos in Minnesota
When:
Tuesday March 25, 2008 at 3:30pm
Location: Somsen Auditorium
Ryan Allen from the Humphrey Institute will give a talk titled “Immigration in the Heartland: Latinos in Minnesota.”  This talk will take place at 3:30 P.M. in Somsen Auditorium.  
 

American Democracy Project: Fall 2007 Schedule of Events 

WHY WE FIGHT: The Documentary Film  (sponsored by the WSU Political Science Association and the ADP)
Date/Time: Thursday November 29, 2007 at 5:00pm
Location: Somsen Auditorium
The movie is “Why We Fight”, a recent documentary on what Dwight Eisenhower called the “military-industrial complex.”  It raises a number of questions, including: "Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism?"  Although the movie has a definite perspective, voices from a variety of perspectives are heard. 

Constitution Day: “New Justices, a New Constitution?” -A Panel Discussion 
Date/Time:
Thursday, September 20, 2007  at 2:00pm
Location: Library Athenaeum area on the 2nd floor

To mark Constitution Day there will be a panel discussion titled:  “New Justices, a New Constitution?”  discussing the impact of new Supreme Court Justices Roberts and Alito on high-profile cases involving abortion, school busing, and global warming from the last year.  discussing the impact of new Supreme Court Justices Roberts and Alito on high-profile cases involving abortion, school busing, and global warming from the last year. 


TWO PANEL DISCUSSIONS: On issues of Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and student free speech.

Expert Perspectives on the Consequences of Facebook and Social Networking Sites: APanel Discussion
Date/Time:  
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 2:00pm
Location: Library Athenaeum area on the 2nd floor of the Library
The October 10th panel will feature “expert” perspectives on potential job and other consequences for material posted on Facebook, etc.  Sponsored by the American Democracy Project in partnership with WSU Student Senate and the WSU Library Athenaeum.

 

Student Perspectives on the Usage of Facebook and other Social Networking Sites: A Panel Discussion
Date/Time:  
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 2:00pm
Location: Library Athenaeum area on the 2nd floor of the Library
The October 17th panel will feature student panelists directly talking about their experiences with these sites.  Sponsored by the American Democracy Project in partnership with WSU Student Senate and the WSU Library Athenaeum

 

 American Democracy Project:  Spring 2007 Schedule of Events

Counterrorism and American Democracy
Speaker: Daniel Byman
When:  Thursday, February 1st at 3:30 P.M.
Location: Science Lab 120

Daniel Byman, former staffer for the 9/11 Commission and Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University, will address the security challenges America faces in the post-9/11 world. 

Tuition: How Much Is Too Much?
When:  Tuesday, February 20th at 4:00 P.M.
Location: Science Lab Auditorium 120

This  panel discussion featuring different perspectives on the tuition issue in Minnesota, including student, faculty, and other higher education representatives.   

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