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Join ADP, SGA and the U.S. Marshals Museum at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Bell Tower for a celebration to wrap up Constitution Week! There will be free food, a mock voting booth and voter registration! For more information contact Amy Fairbanks at amy.fairbanks@uafs.edu or479-788-7027


January 13

The Ministerial Alliance Prayer Service, 6 p.m., Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 1119 Division St., Fort Smith

January 16

MLK Community Association Parade, 10 a.m., Starts at corner of North Seventh and North A streets, Downtown Fort Smith

Awards and Recognition Banquet, 7 p.m.,    Reynolds Room, Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, Tickets: $30   Reserved Tables: $350, For tickets: Bruce Wade, 479-739-7904

January 17

Annual Ecumenical Service, 6 p.m., First Missionary Baptist Church, 3110 Kelley Highway, Fort Smith


January 18

Breakfast and Discussion Panel    8 a.m. ,    Reynolds Room, Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center

Symbolic March, 10:45 a.m., Campus Center to Bell Tower,  For more information: Leroy Cox, 479-788-7768

January 21

American Democracy Project annual Unsung Heroes Program, 5:00-7:30 p.m., Reynolds Room, Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, Keynote Speaker: Kirk Bowden, retired U.S. Marshal, For tickets: Elizabeth Underwood, 479-788-7008  Or: uafs.edu/adp/american-democracy-project. Co-sponsored with the U.S. Marshals Museum

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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!