The annual Unsung Heroes Event.  Please mark your calendars (Thurs. Jan. 15, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.)


Here is a quick update of 3 ways you can help ADP this week:

  • We need ONE volunteer to work a Voter Registration Table this Wednesday, 2, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Breedlove Auditorium (this is prior to a free lecture that is open to the UAFS community).   Dr. Kristen Tardif has agreed to run this table, but it is better with two people.
  • Attend the lecture and promote it to your classes.  Information is pasted below and a flier is attached.  We will have  a sign-up sheet outside the lecture for those students who are seeking extra credit from their professors. THANK YOU to those who are announcing this to your class already.  We seek to fill Breedlove Auditorium. Please continue to announce it – your influence is strong!

Elliot Washor Lecture

Lecture Topic: How Real-World Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates

September 2, 2015 from 6-7p.m. in the Breedlove Auditorium

Elliot Washor is the co-founder of Big Picture Learning and The Met Center in Providence, RI. He has been involved in school reform for more than 35 years as a teacher, principal, administrator, video producer, and writer. He has taught and is interested in all levels of school from kindergarten through college, in urban and rural settings, across all disciplines. Elliot’s interests lie in the field of how schools can connect with communities to understand tacit and disciplinary learning both in and outside of school. Elliot is deeply committed to imagining Big Picture Learning as a ‘do-think-do’ organization, and persistently pushes the boundaries of its design in order to continually innovate practice and influence in the world of education.

At Thayer High School in Winchester, N.H., Elliot’s professional development programs won an “Innovations in State and Local Government Award” from the Ford Foundation and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has been selected as an educator to watch in Rhode Island and has recently been selected as one of the Daring Dozen – the Twelve Most Daring Educators in the World by the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

Thank you for your support of American Democracy Project!


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7 p.m., Tuesday, October 14 @ Lion’s Den, complete with pizza and give-a-ways!  

Dr. Williams Yankam provides commentary before and after.


Republican Congressman Tom Cotton and Democratic Senator Mark Pryor will debate in Fayetteville on October 14th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in a one-on-one forum.

The debate, sponsored by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, will be broadcast live on KATV, KATV.com, KAIT in Northeast Arkansas and KHBS/KHOG in Northwest Arkansas. The debate will originate from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville’s Global Campus.

Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics will be the moderator, and KATV’s Scott Inman, KAIT’s Diana Davis, KHBS/KHOG’s Angela Taylor will be on a panel asking questions of the candidates.

The Fayetteville Chamber Senate debate is the only agreed-upon debate between Cotton and Pryor to be broadcast live.

[more details at http://talkbusiness.net/2014/09/fayetteville-chamber-senate-debate-set/ ]




Constitution Week 2014 Activities:

Twitter #UAFSConstitutionWeek to leave your favorite Amendment!

Table in Campus Center 11:00 to 1 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 17 for Voter Registration and leaving comments!

Special event!

Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. in the Reynolds Room: watch new American Citizens become naturalized!  Open to the public!


From the national American Democracy Project:

Thank you for participating last month’s Inequality for All College Night Event. Are you ready to go beyond outrage and stand up to widening income inequality? Watch former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explain how you can make a difference in this Webcast video: http://bit.ly/1nkCaNt  (you may need to use Internet Explorer to watch this).

For those who agree with the position advocated in the video:

In response to the excellent questions we received from the audience and inspiring comments sent through email, video, and Twitter, Robert Reich created a petition on MoveOn.org to call for Washington to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. We’ve received over 20,000 signatures in just a few days, but need YOUR help to reach our goal of 25,000.

Ask your students and college campus community to take action and sign Robert Reich’s petition today: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/raise-the-minimum-wage-44/

For those who do not agree, you have the right to contact your elected representatives with your thoughts as well.

Robert Reich’s Inequality For All to be shown on UAFS campus.

The American Democracy Project and the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, will present Robert Reich’s documentary, Inequality For All, on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 4 PM in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center (Reynolds Room).  This event is open and free to the public. This film is an award-winning Sundance Film Festival selection addressing the economic gap between the rich and everyone else.

The event will simultaneously take place on campuses all over the nation. Following the presentation, Robert Reich will take part in a national webcast, soliciting questions from students and other viewers.

The showing of Inequality For All is in partnership with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Reich served in the Clinton Administration as Secretary of Labor. He is a noted economist, author, and educator. His film and presentation are meant to raise awareness about the economic inequality in America.  Reich hopes to “afford our students a chance to come together for dialogue and deliberation on the subject,” states Jennifer Domagal-Goldman National Manager for AASCU.


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