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Upcoming Civic Engagement Events
The American Democracy Project at UCO, in conjunction with other campus organizations, are currently working on implementing events on two topics during the spring semester: Human Trafficking and Privacy. In early February we are attempting to facilitate several events dealing with Human Trafficking. We are hoping to have a panel, speaker, film showing, an information table, etc. In late February or March ADP will bring in a speaker from the New York Times to discuss Privacy. We are also working on hosting a film showing dealing with this topic. Do you want to incorporate civic engagement in your spring courses?Click HERE some ways to use the events above to involve your students in civic engagement!!
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Attention all Registered Voters
The American Democracy Project is sponsoring a petition drive to get a State Question on the November, 2014 state ballot. The issue focuses on the use of the state franchise tax to fund the interest on state bonds that would be used to build tornado shelters in Oklahoma's public schools. The franchise tax is paid by corporations based in Oklahoma. Some of those arguing against this state question want to do away with the franchise tax. If you think that Oklahoma voter's should decide whether or not to use this tax to build shelters in the state's public schools, this petition drive affords you an opportunity to promote that effort. For more information contact adp@uco,edu, visit the Take Shelter Oklahoma website, or stop by the ADP table in the NUC on November 5 &12th from 11:00-1:30
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Faculty & Staff Luncheon
Ready to re-engage your students in civic engagement?The first ADP meeting of the 2013-2014 year for faculty and staff will be on: Monday, October 21st from 12:00-1:00pm in the Virginia Lamb room of HES. We have a lot of interesting projects to bring to life this year and we need your input!! Lunch is provided, so RSVP to the ADP office at 974-3504 or at email@example.com by Friday Oct. 18th at noon. We hope to see you all there!!
ADP, UCO Department of Political Science, & the award winning UCO Debate Team Present: What is at Stake? Open Versus Closed Primaries! Join us and listen to a debate about the differences and comparisons between open and closed primary election systems. Which system presents democratic values best? Learn about how general policy debates are formatted!! Wednesday, October 23rd from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Pegasus Theater in the Liberal Arts.
American Democracy Project will be having an open meeting on September 24th at 1:00 p.m. in the Will Rogers Room (4th floor) in the Nigh! Stop by and find out more about ADP and how to get involved with our upcoming civic engagement projects! We are all about bringing the real world to real students! *Refreshments included Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information
ADP Constitution Week Events
Guest Speaker Cyndi Munson
In recognition of Constitution Week, join the American Democracy
Project for a presentation and Q&A session with Ms. Cyndi Munson on
Tuesday, September 17th at 2pm in Pegasus Theater.
Munson, a UCO Alumni and former Vice President of UCOSA, will discuss her
journey in community involvement and her decision to run for a seat as an
Oklahoma State Representative for House District 85. Currently, Cyndi is
the Community Programs Manager for Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma.
Originally from Lawton, Cyndi developed her passion for public service at
an early age and began applying her enthusiasm for public service,
serving in student government at Eisenhower High School and UCO's student
government (UCOSA) where she developed leadership skills to be an active
member of the community.
We look forward to seeing you for her story on Sept. 17th. Classes
welcomed and encouraged!
Other Constitution Week Events
Voter Registration Drive: From September 16 - September 20, locations across campus. Regsiter during this time and get a free pocket Constitution!
"Not Voiceless" Freedom of Speech Boards: During the week of September 16, locations across campus will invite you to let your voice be heard. Tell us what the Constitution and free speech mean to you!
Faculty Lunch and Learn: On September 19, the ADP with the New York Times will discuss how to use the Times in the classroom. For more information, email email@example.com.
UCO wins 2012 Oklahoma Campus Compact Voter Registration Contest!
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This Constitution Guide Provides Information about the Constitution and about Constitution Day
2012 Naturalization CeremonyOn Fri., Sept. 28, 12:00 p.m. we welcomed members of our community becoming new U.S. citizens at. Constitution Hall, Nigh University Center on the campus of UCO.
What is Civic Engagement?
Civic engagement is a broad term and includes a spectrum of examples ranging from volunteerism and community service on one side of the spectrum to public policy and politics on the other side. As one of the Central Six components of Transformative Learning, civic engagement is central to the mission of the University of Central Oklahoma, educating the next generation of college students to serve as active, ethical and engaged citizens within their local communities, the nation and the world.
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National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC)
The National Conference on Citizenship is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that believes every individual has the power to make a difference in their own communities through civic engagement. They, as well as the American Democracy Project, believe that that through research, reports, and events hope to produce a better understanding of what it means to be a citizen. Just recently, NCoC has introduced a new video series entitled: "Civics in a Minute" that discusses the government and the election process works!
To learn more about the NCoC and the "Civic in a Minute" video series, click here.
The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) & The American Democracy Project Want to Know: How Civically Engaged are YOU?!
To learn how Civically Engaged you are, please take the CIRCLE Civic Engagement Quiz!
After checking out the NCoC website and filling out your CIRCLE quiz, take a minute to view the UCO American Democracy Project Contest Video Introduction!
Don't know where to go to vote? Don't worry, ADP has you covered. Click here to find out where to vote, what your voting registration number is, as well as other valuable voting information.
--> American Democracy Project Office, Thatcher Hall Room 121C Voter registration tables will be conveniently located throughout campus during the week. You can register for the first time, update your party affiliation, or update your mailing address.
September 16-September 20
Voter Registration Contest
American Democracy Project Office, Thatcher Hall Room 121C
Voter registration tables will be conveniently located throughout campus during the week.
You can register for the first time, update your party affiliation, or update your mailing address.
UCO is participating in the Oklahoma Campus Compact voter registration contest during this week. Please visit the American Democracy Project office in Thatcher Hall Room 121C to register for the first time, update your party affiliation, or update your mailing address. There will also be voter registration booths conveniently located around the campus.
Free copies of The New York Times are available Monday-Friday in key locations on the campus. Look for days and times to join us for coffee and current event discussions.
More information to come about time and place of meetings!