Information about the American Democracy Project
ADP Committee Meetings
Friday, February 14th, 2014, 2-3pm, Sage 3208
Wednesday, March 5th, 4-5pm, Sage 3208
How Politics Have Changed Over Time
Speaker: Retired Congressman David Obey
March 6th, 2014, 6-7:15pm, Sage 1210
The ADP Lecture in Public Policy will be presented by Congressman David Obey (retired) of Wisconsin’s 7th District. Obey was first elected in 1969, representing his district for 41 years. He was the only Democratic member of the House to sit on the Budget Committee, the Joint Economic Committee and the Appropriations Committee, which he most recently chaired. He previously served three terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly. The lecture will focus on Higher Education Funding.
Campus Conversations: Roundtable Discussions
April 8th, 2014, 6:30-7:45pm, Reeve 227ABC
3rd Annual Creating a Stronger Community Contest
April 20th, 2014 - Submission Deadline
April 21st, 2014 - Finalists will be announced at the Earth Week dinner
April 24th - Finals Event, Becket's from 7-9 pm
After providing seed money, networking opportunities, and momentum to new initiatives like the Oshkosh Food Co-op and Growing Oshkosh in its first two years of existence, ADP and its partners announce the opening of the third annual Creating a Stronger Community Contest!
Applicants can be anyone from the Oshkosh area community (students, UW Oshkosh faculty or staff, Oshkosh area volunteer agencies, Oshkosh community members, etc.).
Have a Voice in Your Future: What you need to know about voting in Wisconsin
May 1st, 2014, 6-7:15pm, Reeve 227AB
Andrea Kaminski, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network (www.lwvwi.org) and Kevin Kennedy, Director and General Counsel, State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (www.gab.wi.gov) (or possibly his designee) will speak about the voting process in Wisconsin for students.
Alternative Spring Break Trips
The American Democracy Project invites you to follow the progress of
several Alternate Spring Break projects at the links listed below. The
ADP is proud to support these experiences as a part of their sponsorship
While on the trip, students will be blogging their
experiences which you can follow here: http://www.uwosh.edu/deptblogs/asb.
You can also visit our website http://reeve.uwosh.edu/involvement/asb
for updates and the names of students on each of the trips.
Project Vote Smart!
Voting in the Upcoming Elections
Register and Vote: Find Out How
If you live on campus, and wish to vote in Oshkosh, you vote in Albee Hall.
If you live off campus and wish to vote in Oshkosh, visit the City of Oshkosh’s “Elections” website to determine where you vote.
Students with permanent residences outside of Oshkosh can choose to vote either at their school year residence in Oshkosh or at their permanent residences (probably by obtaining an absentee ballot if you will not be there on election day).
Visit the City of Oshkosh’s “Elections” website for information on how to register to vote and what documentation is needed: Click here
Feel free to ask for more information about voting at Titan Central.
Additional information can be found
We encourage all our students to be active citizens, to research who will best represent you, and then to make your voice heard by voting!
The problem: Student/Community Divide
College aged adults are increasingly observed to be uninterested in or alienated from active involvement in civic life. This level of "civic engagement" is a firm predictor of future organizational, community and electoral participation later in life, all cornerstones of our American democracy.
The solution: Increase Civic Engagement
Through creative and challenging service learning projects and interdisciplinary approaches to the involvement in democratic processes and current events, the University can encourage students to engage their communities in meaningful ways that bring about the betterment of all. It is the mission of the American Democracy Project and the Americorps Vista program to help bring this solution to UW Oshkosh.