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Constitution Day Lecture - Speaker: 





Bio: Dr. Alison Staudinger is an Assistant Professor in the Democracy & Justice Studies and Political Science departments at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. At UWGB she teaches courses on constitutional law, gender, American politics and political theory. She earned her PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland-College Park in May 2013, with an interdisciplinary dissertation critiquing contemporary democratic theorists for ignoring the important relationships between work and citizenship, drawing on historical case studies and Supreme Court cases to argue for the intimate connection between how different types of work are recognized or rewarded and access to political membership. Her current work extends her doctoral research to explore the theoretical importance of work in the writings of political theorist Hannah Arendt, as well as developing normative theories of democratic citizenship that are powerful in a world where labor is precarious.  She also is working with colleagues nationwide to develop “civic studies” as an multi-disciplinary research agenda, including pedagogy that encourages students to analyze and change the systems around them.

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!  

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. 

ADP Lecture in Public Policy

The  ADP Lecture in Public Policy by U.S. Attorney James Santelle will be on Monday, Feb. 18th, 2013 in Reeve Ballroom at 7:00 PM.  The lecture will focus on justice and incarceration in America in the context of our law enforcement mission and larger community-centered issues (educational, societal, health-related, and financial) with which we continue to wrestle.

Click Here for Handout from the event on 2-18-13


State of the State

The American Democracy Project interns wish to invite you to attend a program called the "State of the State." Area elected officials will present their perspectives about the current state of affairs in our state as well as answer questions from the audience about the future of Wisconsin. All members of the Oshkosh community are invited to attend. The event takes place on November 26th at 6:30 PM in Reeve Union Ballroom.



Constitution Day Lecture - Speaker: Christopher Schmidt  Click Here for Video!

  "Broccoli, Liberty, and the Constitutional Battle Over Health Care"

Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. Reeve Union, Ballroom 227 BC

10 Year Anniversary of September 11th 

Join in the UW Oshkosh discussion and sharing of memories of September 11, 2001.  Click on the "Discussions" link to the left.

Spring Local Candidate Forums - March 31, 2011 6:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENT!  UW Oshkosh will host an evening of forums for candidates bidding for seats on the Oshkosh Common Council and for the position of Oshkosh Mayor March 31, 2011; 6:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Reeve Memorial Union 221.

Sponsoring organizations include the American Democracy Project (ADP) and Political Science Student Association (PSSA). The Mayor's forum will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the Common Council forum beginning at 7:30 p.m. Candidates will be asked questions by a panel of engaged UW Oshkosh students.

We encourage all students to learn about their government and the candidates running for office, and to make their voices heard through the ballot box. The open positions for the spring 2011 election in the city of Oshkosh include City of Oshkosh Mayor, City of Oshkosh Common Council, Oshkosh Area School District School Board, Winnebago County Circuit Court Judge District 6, and Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The resources below will help you to make more informed voting decisions.

Students who live in Oshkosh are eligible to vote in Oshkosh--alternatively, if you are from another area and wish to vote there, you can do that. It is up to you to decide where you will vote.

Register to Vote

If you are a UW Oshkosh student, live in Oshkosh, and intend to vote in Oshkosh, you will have the opportunity to register to vote on campus. Stop by Reeve Memorial Union during lunch hours on weekdays with your driver's license and you can get registered.


“The Future of UW: Roundtable on Higher Education in Wisconsin” March 15 at 7 p.m. in Reeve Union Ballroom

The American Democracy Project is sponsoring a timely event of interest to the entire UW Oshkosh community called “The Future of UW: Roundtable on Higher Education in Wisconsin.”  The event takes place on March 15 at 7 PM in Reeve Union ballroom. We invite all members of the UW Oshkosh community and alumni to come together to talk about higher education in our state. Panelists include Dr. David Ward, a former Provost of UW Oshkosh and Chancellor in the UW System, Dr. John Koker, the Dean of Letters and Science, Dr. Josh Garrison, College of Education and Human Services faculty member, and Jolie Lizotte, a student representative from the System United Council student governance group. Come participate in this important discussion about higher education in our state.

State of the State, November 30, 2010  6:00-7:30 p.m.

We invite you to view this program. Audio and video versions of the State of the State summit are now available on iTunes U (link will open iTunes). If you do not have iTunes installed you can download it for free at

The forum was held in Reeve Theater (Room 307) on Tuesday November 30th from 6-7:30.

The State of the State summit was sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Political Science Student Association.  Moderators for the event are Assistant Professor James Krueger (Political Science) and student Michelle Duren.  Participants include State Representatives Gordon Hintz, Representative Elect Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Representative Elect Michelle Litjens, Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris and Fond du Lac County Executive Al Buechel.

Rock the Vote

Civic engagement on election day, November 2nd,  celebrated in song by talented UW Oshkosh performers. Join us between Polk Library and Halsey for an all day event.



State Assembly Debate - October 14, 2010 7:00-8:30

Concerned about your tuition?

Concerned about Wisconsin?

Concerned about finding a job?

Come and hear from the people who help. Decide these issues and ask them questions!

Gordan Hintz VS. Jonathan Krause

Thursday, October 14th from  7:00-8:00

Reeve Ballroom 202

Free Parking in Lot #15


Constitution Day Events 

Thursday, September 16, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Reeve Union 307 

Speaker: Dr. Howard Schweber
"Is the IVth Amendment Obsolete?  The Constitution in a Dangerous World" 

Howard Schweber received his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Washington.  After practicing law for five years he returned to academics, studying American History at the University of Chicago and Political Science at Cornell University.  He joined the Department of Political Science in 1999, where he teaches courses in law, legal studies, and political theory.  He is also a member of the Legal Studies faculty and an adjunct faculty member at the UW Law School.  Schweber is the author of books on the First Amendment, American legal history, and constitutional philosophy, as well as articles on related subjects.  He has received several awards for teaching; he has twice been the Pi Sigma Alpha Professor of the Year at UW Madison and received the Kiekhoffer Award for Outstanding Instruction in 2006.  Schweber is a frequent public speaker around the Madison area and appears regularly on Wisconsin Public Radio and local television stations.   


Friday, September 17 

Constitution Day Dunk Tank, September 17 11-1:20 outside Reeve Union

Learn more about the US Constitution and have fun at the same time!

Answer a questions correctly about the Constitution and earn a chance to dunk a campus leader or professor.  

11:00-11:20: Alex Grupp, VP of OSA

11:20-11:40: Jason Hubbard, Reeve Union

11:40-11:50 Jim Krueger, Political  Science Professor

11:50-12:00 David Siemers, Political  Science Professor

12:00-12:10: Korey Kleinhans, football player

12:20- 12:40: Marissa Reynolds, President of the Political Science Student Association

12:40-1:00: Travis Swanson, Chair of UWO College Democrats

1:00-1:20: Amy Gearhart, Chair of College Democrats of Wisconsin 

11:30 am -1:00 pm - Constitution, Cupcakes, & Conversation


April 2010: Earth Week 


Thursday, February 11
VIEWS & BREWS Talk. Listen. Learn. Enjoy.
- Thursday, February 11
- Atrium of City Center (mall in downtown Oshkosh; enter by Becket's restaurant where Jackson St. meets the river)
- Doors open at 6:30p.m. for hobnobbing and chit-chatting; discussion starts at 7:00 and ends at 9:00
Discuss important topics in a comfortable setting in which you can enjoy a beverage and conversation is encouraged.

At this Views & Brews, we'll first discuss things people are doing or would like to do to increase racial and cultural integration in Oshkosh. The focus will be upon facilitated small group discussion at the tables (NOTE: if you are interested in being a small group discussion facilitator, please contact Paul Van Auken).

Second, we'll focus upon issues related to immigration in the Oshkosh area. We'll have some panelists (led by Stephanie Glydenvand, community organizer for ESTHER Fox Valley, an interfaith justice organization) share some perspectives in this regard, and then once again shift to facilitated discussion at the tables.

Here is a link to the event info on facebook:  Hope to see you there!


January 20, 2010
Obama After One Year
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Reeve Union Theatre, 307
We invite the Oshkosh community to attend a campus event sponsored by the American Democracy Project at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The event, Obama After One Year, will celebrate the one year anniversary of President Obama's inauguration. A panel of faculty will discuss policy and comment on the last year from a variety of perspectives.
Panelists include:
Dr. David Siemers (presidency scholar)
Dr. Mike Jasinski (international relations)
Dr. Mike Lizotte (environmental politics)
Dr. Chad Cotti (health care/economics)
Alan Kania (College Democrats)
John Nerat (College Republicans)
The event is co-sponsored by the UW Oshkosh Political Science Student Association and
the Office of the Provost.

Video and audio versions of the Obama After One Year event are now posted.
If you have iTunes installed , it can be accessed at this link:

iTunes is a free download at

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