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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

Students are invited to attend this event to participate in loosely structured conversations about their education, the state, and the world. Table discussions are facilitated by volunteer instructors and trained student leaders. Question prompts will be related to the USP Signature Questions.   

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!  

                                                       Click here for more information and the Contest Entry Form

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 ( and Kevin Kennedy, Director and General Counsel, State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board ( (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 this year.

                  While on the trip, students will be blogging their experiences which you can follow here:  You can also visit our website 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.

Click Here


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

at Government Accountability Board:  Click Here

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.

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