PAST EVENTS
 
The following special events for FAU students, alumni and friends took place leading up to the 2008 debates at FAU
   
KICK-OFF EVENT
Monday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton
Comedy Central’s “Indecision 2008” Show

Featuring Greg Giraldo and other guest comedians

   
 
Monday, Jan 14, 1-2:30 p.m. at FAU Jupiter
"The Supreme Court and the 2008 Election"
Featuring Associate Professor Martin Sweet and Associate Dean Mark Tunick from the Department of Political Science, Wilkes Honors College
       
 

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. in Palm Beach Gardens
Special Guest Lecture by Alan Dershowitz
"Global Perspectives on Justice and Civil Liberties." 
Presented by the Anti-Defamation League of the Palm Beaches..
         
 
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton
Free Speech in the Breezeway
Political action and voter registration by students and friends of FAU. Student groups with a cause can setup tables and have their voices heard.
        
 
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton
“FAU Rocks the Vote” Rally & Cook Out
Student Government and Owls Athletics rock the vote and fire up the grill with free food for this voter registration drive.
   
 
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2 – 5 p.m. at FAU Treasure Coast
Voter Registration Drive
Sponsored by the Martin County Supervisor of Elections.
Location: JU Bldg., 1st Floor Lobby
 
    
 
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 4:30-6 p.m. at FAU Jupiter
"Personality and Politics"
Featuring Dr. Kevin Lanning
      
  
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 5-7 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton
"Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
in the Middle East and the Caucasus"

Featuring Dr. Mark Kramer, Harvard University
Sponsored by Peace Studies
  
  
Thursday, January 17, 4:30-6 p.m. at FAU Jupiter
"Campus Energy and Resource Tour"
Contact: Sarah Fannin (sfannin@fau.edu).
Location: FAU Jupiter, Meet in SR Atrium
  
  
Thursday, Jan. 17, 6– 8 p.m.  at FAU Boca Raton
Student Government Mock Debate
FAU College Democrats & FAU College Republicans represent the candidates & present the issues. Moderated by Representative Maria Lorts Sachs, District 86. Featuring FAU President Frank Brogan and other special guests TBA.
Location: University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Friday - Saturday, Jan. 18-19 at FAU Jupiter 
"Campus Camp Wellstone"
Two-day training camp for student activism. Contact Laura Aponte at laponte4@fau.edu or Kyle Ashby at kashby@fau.edu or 561-339-1807. Co-sponsored by the Feminist Student Union, Enviro Club, Council of Student Organizations, College Democrats, Student Life & Recreation and the FAU Leadership Committee.

 
Monday, Jan. 21 at All FAU Campuses
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Community Service Project

Help out your local community. For details and to volunteer, contact Jose Herrera at jherrer4@fau.edu or 561-297-3607.
Location: TBD


    
  


 
PAST WORKSHOPS

The following workshops for FAU students, alumni and friends took place leading up to the 2008 debates at FAU
  
Sponsored by the Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency
    
  
Monday, Jan. 14
Civic Engagement and Democracy at FAU
Senate Chambers, Boca Raton Student Union


At the end of this workshop, STUDENTS attending the workshop will be able to register for a special lottery to win a debate ticket. Be sure to look for the sign-up table at the event.

9  – 11 a.m.
Student Voices: FAU Students Discuss Education and Issues
that Affect Their Lives

• Moderator: Dianne Wright, Department of Educational Leadership,
  College of Education
• Moderator: Cynthia Core, Department of Communication Sciences and
   Disorders, College of Education

11 a.m. – Noon

Women and Politics: A Roundtable Discussion
Presented by Women’s Studies Center, Dorothy F. Schmidt
College of Arts and Letters.
• Representative Kelly Skidmore, District 90
• Judith Selzer, Planned Parenthood
• Rosalind Murray, Community Activist
• Moderator: Marsha Shapiro Rose, Women’s Studies Center

     
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Beyond the Vote: How Can We Make Democracy Work?
Anthony Townsend, Department of Educational Leadership,
  College of Education
• David J. Weerts, Department of Educational Leadership,
  College of Education

 
2 – 3 p.m.
Spinning on the Stump: The Hazards and Benefits of Political Storytelling
• Caren S. Neile, South Florida Storytelling Project, Dorothy F. Schmidt
  College of Arts and Letters 
   
3 – 5 p.m.
How to Watch a Political Debate
David Williams, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies,
  Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Becky Mulvaney, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies,
  Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

 
 
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Economic Impact: Business, Health Care
and Social Security

Senate Chambers, Boca Raton Student Union

At the end of this workshop, STUDENTS attending the workshop will be able to register for a special lottery to win a debate ticket. Be sure to look for the sign-up table at the event.

9 – 11 a.m. 
How Will the 2008 Election Affect Small Business Owners?: A Roundtable Discussion
Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center

11 a.m. – Noon
Globalization and the 2008 Election: Implications for Business
Peggy Golden, Department of Management, International Business
  and Entrepreneurship, Barry Kaye College of Business
 
Noon – 1 p.m.
How This Election Will Affect Your Personal Finances
Eric Smith, Barry Kaye College of Business
 
1 – 2 p.m. 
How to Pick a President and Make Other Decisions: A Critical Look at Voting Procedures
Robert Lubarsky, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Charles E.
  Schmidt College of Science

2
– 3 p.m.
Politics Aside, What You Need to Know about Social Security
Neuman Pollack, Department of Management, International Business
  and Entrepreneurship, Barry Kaye College of Business
• Lori K. Parham, State Director, AARP Florida

3 – 5 p.m.
Questions You Should be Asking about Healthcare: A Roundtable Discussion
• Anurag Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, HealX Oncology
• Phil Galewitz, Healthcare Reporter, Palm Beach Post
• Walt Mickens, Chief Executive Officer, West Boca Medical Center
• John Mijares, Healthcare Economist, Barry Kaye College of Business
• Laureen M Fleck, Family Nurse Practitioner and Business Owner
• Kelly N. White, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
• Ralph Schultheis, Insurance Industry Expert, Barry Kaye College
  of Business
• Gauri Agarwal, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at FAU
• Moderator: Rose Sherman, Nursing Leadership Institute, Christine E.
   Lynn College of Nursing
 
 
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Hot Button Issues for Floridians and the Nation

Senate Chambers, Boca Raton Student Union
 

At the end of this workshop, STUDENTS attending the workshop will be able to register for a special lottery to win a debate ticket. Be sure to look for the sign-up table at the event.

9 – 11 a.m.
Hot Button Issues for Floridians: A Panel Discussion with Florida Legislators
• Chair: Nicole Blanton, School of Public Administration
• Representative Shelley Vana, District 85
• Representative Mary Brandenburg, District 89
• Representative Susan Bucher, District 88
• State Senator Ted Deutch, District 30
• Moderator: Kevin Wagner, Department of Political Science,
  Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

       
2 – 3 p.m.
Four Years May Get You Life: The Next President’s Supreme Court
Jennifer Sughrue, Department of Educational Leadership,
  College of Education
 
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Affordable Housing and Urban Policy: The Next President’s Agenda
James Carras, Department of Urban and Regional Planning,
  College of Architecture, Urban, & Public Affairs
 
  
Thursday, Jan. 17
Mission Green: Climate Change and Energy Policy

Senate Chambers, Boca Raton Student Union

At the end of this workshop, STUDENTS attending the workshop will be able to register for a special lottery to win a debate ticket. Be sure to look for the sign-up table at the event.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mission Green Marketplace (In the Breezeway)
Learn about environmental products, services and organizations. There will be representatives at tables along the breezeway. Also look for demonstrations of renewable technologies.
 
9 – 10 a.m.
The Climate Crisis and the Sunshine State: Challenges for Florida and the Nation
Mary Beth Burton, Climate Project volunteer and Assistant Director, Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions, College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs
 
10  – 11 a.m.
Searching for Solutions: Addressing the Environmental Challenges of Climate Change 
• Len Berry, Director, Center for Environmental Studies
• Steve Corson, Energy Services Business Development, Trane
• Roger Messenger, Inventor, Solar Energy
 
1 – 2 p.m.
The Human Factor:  How Climate Change Affects Us All and What We Can Do Now
• Jim Murley, Director, Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions, College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs
• Jason Bregman, Associate at Michael Singer Studio and Owner, Jason Bregman Environmental Planning and Design
• Art Evans, Professor, Sociology
 
2 – 3 p.m.
Economic Winners and Losers: The Cost of Climate Change Solutions
• Marcell Haywood, President & COO, Dirt Pros EVS
• Vaughan Lazar, CEO, Pizza Fusion

Friday, Jan. 18
The Iraq War and the Middle East

Senate Chambers, Boca Raton Student Union
 
At the end of this workshop, STUDENTS attending the workshop will be able to register for a special lottery to win a debate ticket. Be sure to look for the sign-up table at the event.

10 – 11:30 a.m.
The United States and Iraq: Past and Future
Special visiting lecture sponsored by the Office of International Programs, Peace Studies program’s Chastain-Johnston Middle East Fund, and the Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency
• Douglas Little, Clark University, author of American Orientalism:
  The U.S. and the Middle East since 1945
     

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: A Roundtable Discussion
Kevin Wagner, Department of Political Science, Dorothy F. Schmidt
  College of Arts and Letters
• Robert Rabil, Department of Political Science, , Dorothy F. Schmidt
  College of Arts and Letters
• Mehmet Gurses, Department of Political Science, Dorothy F. Schmidt
  College of Arts and Letters
• Douglas Little, Clark University
 
 
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2 – 5 p.m. at FAU Treasure Coast
Voter Registration Drive
Sponsored by the Martin County Supervisor of Elections.
Location: JU Bldg., 1st Floor Lobby

 
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton/FAU Jupiter
Movie in the Food Court
Screening of  "Head of State"
Locations: Centre Marketplaces
  
  
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton/FAU Jupiter
Movie in the Food Court
Screening of  "Murder at 1600"
Locations: Centre Marketplaces

 
Thursday, Jan 24, 2-5 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton
Recreation Night
Fun activities on the housing lawn.
 
 
Thursday, Jan. 24, 5 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton/FAU Jupiter
Movie in the Food Court
Screening of  "Man of the Year"
Locations: Breezeway Food Court (Boca Raton); Centre Marketplace North (Jupiter)

Thursday, Jan 24, 7 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton
Political Jeopardy
Join the fun in this game-show format exploration of the nation's political process.
Location: Breezeway Food Court
 
 
Friday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton/FAU Jupiter
Movie in the Food Court
Screening of  "The Manchurian Candidate"
Locations: Centre Marketplaces
 
 
Friday, Jan. 25 at FAU Boca Raton
Program Board and RSA Event
Details TBA
 
 
Sunday, Jan. 27, 5 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton/FAU Jupiter
Movie in the Food Court
Screening of a political movie (title TBA)
Locations: Breezeway Food Court (Boca Raton); Centre Marketplace North (Jupiter)

Sunday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. at FAU Boca Raton
Karaoke Night
Sing-a-long with your favorite tunes. Make a political statement.
Location: Centre Marketplace


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