American Democracy Project Past Events

2012


The Twitter Effect: Five Ways Tweeting Impacts Politics and Democracy

More than 100 million people worldwide use the microblog Twitter, and it’s becoming clear that Twitter is affecting the political process in many ways. This presentation is based on a new book by UNF Associate Professor of Communication John Parmelee titled “Politics and the Twitter Revolution: How Tweets Influence the Relationship between Political Leaders and the Public.”  Dr. Parmelee will discuss the surprising influence that political tweets have on individual’s political views and Twitter’s contribution to political polarization.  Q&A will follow the presentation. 


Marijuana: Is it Just Weed?

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

"Marijuana: Is it Just Weed?" will be the topic for February 29th, and the discussion will be facilitated by Lisa Bates Lester, instructor in the department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.  The article selected for this discussion can be accessed here.


Film Screening: Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity

Las Abuelas de Plaza Mayo in Argentina is committed to finding their lost grandchildren, stolen, they believe, by the government of their country some 30 years ago during Argentina's Dirty War (1976-1983). The documentary film Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity tells the story of the grandmothers’ 35-year search for their missing grandchildren.


Student Loan Debt

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

"Student Loan Debt" will be the topic for February 15th, and the discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Oliver Schnuesenberg, Professor in the department of Accounting and Finance, and Dr. Mary Borg, Director of the Honors Program.  The article selected for this discussion can be accessed here.

 

 


College Athletics in the News: Penn State and Syracuse

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

"College Athletics" will be the topic for February 1st, and the discussion will be facilitated by Dee Kennnedy and Clifford Harrell, from UNF Athletics Academic Support.  The article selected for this discussion can be accessed here

 


Rally in Tally 2012

Rally in Tally gives students the opportunity to speak with legislators about their views on higher education in Florida. Student Government will sponsor transportation, breakfast and lunch for the students.  The group will depart UNF at 6:30 a.m. and return at 6:00 p.m.  Interested students should emailsgadgovex@unf.eduas soon as possible to secure their spots.  Participation is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 


Occupy Wall Street

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

"Occupy Wall Street" will be the topic for January 25th, and the discussion will be facilitated by Dr. David Schwam-Baird, Professor in the department of Political Science and Public Administration .  To read the article for this discussion click here.  A brief video related to the topic can be viewed here.

 


C-Span Campaign 2012 Bus Tour

The C-SPAN Bus will be on the UNF campus to share interactive presentations on the media, C-SPAN, TV production and public affairs with students, faculty and the public. The Bus is equipped with computer kiosks that access C-SPAN's many websites, including the Video Library, C-SPAN Classroom, Congressional Chronicle, and Book TV. Visitors can also test their knowledge of public affairs with quizzes, learn about StudentCam and follow the Road to the White House. 
 

2011


Talk of the Times: New Grad, No Job

 

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

"New Grad, No Job" will be the topic for November 8, and the discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Steven Williamson, Professor of Management.  The article selected for the Nov. 8 discussion will be accessible on this page two weeks prior to the event.

 To read the article for this discussion click here.

 


Talk of the Times: The Role of Facebook in World Events

 

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

The Role of Facebook in World Events will be the topic for October 26, and the discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Jeff Michelman (Professor of Accounting).  The article selected for the Oct. 26 discussion will be accessible on this page two weeks prior to the event.

  To read the article for this discusiion click here.

 


Talk of the Times: I Hit You Because I Love You

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

"I Hit You Because I Love You" will be the topic for September 28, and the discussion will be facilitated by Sheila Spivey, director of the UNF Women's Center.  The article selected for the Sept. 28 discussion can be accessed here.


The New York Times in the Classroom

Come learn about innovative and exciting ways to incorporate the New York Times into your classroom! Petra Kohlmann Sanchez of The New York TImes will come and speak to faculty about using the New York Times in the curriculum. This luncheon workshop is open to all faculty. To attend, please email your RSVP to Melody Taylor at melody.taylor@unf.edu no later than Wednesday, September 14th.


Talk of the Times: What is Democracy?

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

"What is Democracy?" will be the topic for September 13, and the discussion will be facilitated by Dr. David Jaffee (Professor of Sociology).  The article selected for the Sept. 13 discussion can be accessed here.


Constitution Celebration Breakfast

Students can enjoy breakfast and pick up a pocket sized Constitution. There will also be voter registration information available. This event is sponsored by Student Government.


Talk of the Times: Flori-duh?: The Future of Higher Education

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

"Flori-duh?: The Future of Higher Education" will be the topic for August 31, and the discussion will be facilitated by UNF President John Delaney, Dr. Larry Daniel (Dean, College of Education and Human Services) and Dr. Patrick Plumlee (Associate Professor, Political Science).  The article selected for the August 31 discussion can be accessed here.


Talk of the Times: Going Green: PR vs. Behavior

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

"Going Green: PR vs. Behavior" will be the topic for April 13, and the discussion will be facilitated by Ms. April Moore (Environmental Center) and Ms. Marcia Ladendorff (Communication).  The article selected for the April 13 discussion is accessible by clicking the following link: Going Green Article 


Talk of the Times: Immigration

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

The March 24 topic will be immigration, and the discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Lisa Bates-Lester (Criminology and Criminal Justice). The article selected for the March 24th discussion is accessible by clicking the following link: Immigration Article.


Talk of the Times: Healthcare / National Economy

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

The topic for March 9 will be healthcare and the national economy, and the discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Mary Borg (Honors and Scholars Program) and Mr. Donald Hutton (Dept. of Public Health).  The article selected for the March 9 discussion is accessible by clicking the following link:  March 9, 2011 Talk of the Times Article 


Talk of the Times: Legalizing Marijuana

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

The topic for February 24 is Legalizing Marijuana, and the discussion will be co-facilitated by Dr. Mary Borg (Honors), Dr. Clark Lunberry (English), Dr. Paul Mason (Economics) and Dr. Dan Pontzer (Criminology and Criminal Justice).  The article selected for the February 24 discussion is available by clicking the following link:  February 24, 2011 Talk of the Time Article 


Talk of the Times: Afghanistan and Iraq Wars

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that have been featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

The topic for February 9 is the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, and the discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Patrick Plumlee (Political Science & Public Administration).  The article selected for the February 9 discussion is available by clicking the following link:  February 9, 2011 Talk of the Times Article 


Talk of the Times: Cheating

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that are featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

The topic for January 27 is cheating, and the discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Jeff Michelman (Accounting), Dr. Bobby Waldrup (Accounting) and Dr. Leslie Kaplan (Honors Program).  The article selected for the January 12 discussion is available by clicking the following link: January 27, 2011 Talk of the Times Article 

 


Talk of the Times: Relational Violence

The Talk of the Times series provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to join together in discussion of issues of national, international and local significance that are featured in the New York Times.  This series is sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the New York Times.

 

The January 12 topic was relational violence and rape, and the discussion was facilitated by Dr. Paula Horvath-Neimeyer (Communication) and Ms. Sheila Spivey (Women's Center).

 

The article selected for the January 12 discussion is available by clicking the following link: January 12, 2011 Talk of the Times Article  

 

2010


Distinguished Voices Lecture with T.R. Reid

T.R.  Reid, author, NPR correspondent and Health Policy Fellow of the Kaiser Family Foundation, will speak on "The Healing of America: the Quest for Better, Cheaper Healthcare."

 

This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the World Affairs Council.


Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum

The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum is an initiative of the Student Farmworker Alliance and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to educate the citizens of Florida and the nation on the continuing absence of economic justice for low income workers, especially agricultural workers. The museum is a mobile educational vehicle in the form of a box-truck outfitted as a replica of the trucks involved in the latest slavery prosecution and accompanied by educational displays on the history of slavery in Florida -- its roots, the reasons it continues today, and its solutions. There will also be opportunities for interested students to participate in action surrounding this issue as well. For more information about this initiative go to please feel free to contact Elizabeth Bittel at elizabethbittel@gmail.com. 


"Talk of the Times": Mid-term Elections

New for the Fall 2010 semester, "Talk of the Times" discussions consist of dialogue between UNF faculty members and residence hall students, centered on an article from the New York Times on an issue of the day.

 

The November 15 discussion topic will be the Nov. 2 mid-term elections, and the conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Henry Thomas (Political Science) and Dr. John Parmelee (Communication).

 

Check back soon for future "Talk of the Times" discussion dates and topics.


Distinguished Voices Lecture with Stephen Kinzer

Award-winning correspondent Stephen Kinzer will speak Oct. 12 on the topic, "Turkey Between Two Worlds: Is the World Ready for Islamic Democracy?"

 

This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the World Affairs Council.


"Talk of the Times": Plagiarism

New for the Fall 2010 semester, "Talk of the Times" discussions consist of dialogue between UNF faculty members and residence hall students, centered on an article from the New York Times on an issue of the day.

 

The October 7 discussion topic will be plagiarism, and the conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Dan Richard (Psychology) and Ms. Linda Howell (English).

 

Check back soon for future "Talk of the Times" discussion dates and topics.


Distinguished Voices Lecture with Hunter Lovins

Hunter Lovins, President and Founder of National Capital Solutions, will speak about "The Sustainability Revolution" on Tuesday, Sept. 28 as part of the UNF Distinguished Voices Lecture Series.  This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the World Affairs Council.


The Tea Party -- A Feminist Movement?

The Tea Party movement is notable in part for the number of women in leadership roles, from Sarah Palin to the group "Smart Girl Politics."  Does the fact of female leadership make the Tea Party a feminist movement, or does it take something more?  A panel of professors and political activists will consider this question.

 


Constitution Challenge

Janet Owen, Vice-President for Governmental Affairs, will host the second annual Constitution Challenge quiz game Tuesday, September 14 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium, Room 3703-C.  Participating teams include the Honors Program, Students for Liberty Club, Residence Life, and the 2009 winners, Greek Life.


Constitution Celebration Breakfast

Student Government will sponsor the Constitution Celebration Breakfast, Tuesday, September 14, beginning at 10 a.m.  Free pocket-sized constitutions and voter registration information will be available.


Voter Registration Drive

The UNF American Democracy Project will sponsor a voter registration drive throughout the week of September 12-17, 2010, as part of its annual Constitution Celebration.


"Talk of the Times" Discussion

New for the Fall 2010 semester, "Talk of the Times" discussions will consist of dialogue between UNF faculty members and residence hall students, centered on an article from the New York Times on an issue of the day.

The September 7 discussion topic will be the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Paul Eason (Mechanical Engineering) and Dr. Richmond Wynn (Counseling Center).

Check back soon for future "Talk of the Times" discussion dates and topics.


Symposium on Florida Farm Workers

This symposium will include presentations by representatives from the Student/Farm Worker Alliance (Meghan Cohorst) and the Coalition for Immokalee Workers. Through a short documentary film and discussion they will communicate the challenges and struggles facing the farm worker population in Florida, as well as the campaigns underway to address these issues. There will also be a presentation, and student-created documentary clips, based on the work of a Professor Jennifer Marquis at Edison State College on the children of Immokalee, the children of farm workers, and the success of the United Arts Council and other community agencies.


Modern-Day Slavery Museum

The Florida Modern Slavery Museum is an initiative of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to educate the citizens of Florida and the nation on the continuing absence of economic justice for low income workers, especially agricultural workers. The museum is a mobile educational vehicle in the form of a box-truck outfitted as a replica of the trucks involved in the latest slavery prosecution and accompanied by educational displays on the history of slavery in Florida -- its roots, the reasons it continues today, and its solutions. The museum was parked at the Student Union and open for students to visit. 


Jacksonville "Faces of Homelessness" Speakers' Bureau

This event provided an opportunity for the University community to learn more about the plight of homeless individuals, as well as ways that community members can help the homeless and impoverished in our city.  Tamara Patton, Americorps VISTA for the Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Jacksonville (ESHC), presented present an overview about homelessness on local, state and national levels.  Three local speakers then shared their own personal experiences with homelessness. Donations were collected to benefit the speakers, who were formerly or currently struggling with poverty and homelessness. 


Rally in Tally

Students traveled to Tallahassee, Florida to participate in a rally to support higher education at the Florida Capitol. This event has been sponsored by Student Government for three consecutive years.


Read Across America

The National Education Association's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss. At UNF students had the opportunity volunteer to read to approximately 600 children who visited the UNF campus in 2009 and 2010 from local schools and early learning centers. 


JCCI Forward's JaxFacts: Local Government

Students and community members were invited to participate in a dinner and "speed dating"-style discussion session with Jacksonville mayoral candidates who planned to run in the 2010 election.

2009


"Are We Losing Latin America?"

This lecture was given by Ambassador Jeffery Davidow, former ambassador to Venezula and Mexico. This event was sponsored by the World Affairs Council.


Charting Uncertain Waters: The Outlook for the World Economy

This lecture was given by Zanny Minton Beddoes, the Economics editor of The Economist. This event was sponsored by the World Affairs Council.


"Chinese Lessons"

This lecture was given by John Pomfret, an award-wining journalist, and was sponsored by the World Affairs Council.


"Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?"

This film screening and discussion focused on the effect that worsening social conditions have on health in America. This event was sponsored by Jacksonville Community Council Inc.


Constitution Day Essay Contest

In the Constitution Day Essay Contest, students were given the opportunity to respond to the following question, "In the Bill of Rights, which amendment is most relevant today and why?" Click the following link for more information about the essay contest


Constitution Week 2009


Obama's First 100 Days in Office

During this event the first few months of Obama's presidency were discussed. Mr. Shannon Ogden, First Coast News, moderated this discussion. Panelists included the Honorable Kevin Hyde, City Councilman; Chris Hand, attorney with Terrell and Hogan; Shannon Hewett, a lobbyist with Southern Strategy Group; and Jonathan Howe, retired Four-Star United States Navy Admiral.


Building Better Communities: A Community Change Tool-kit

Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI) Executive Director Skip Cramer shared community improvement strategies and discussed the critical role that citizens play in American Democracy at the local level.


Our Economic Challenges: What Can the New President Do?

This discussion was focused on the current economic crisis and strategies for improving our nation's economic outlook. The panel was be moderated by Dr. Parvez Ahmed, and featured Dr. Sidney Rosenberg, Dr. Paul Mason, and Dr. David Jaffee. 


Policy Options for the Obama Administration on the Financial and Economic Crisis

This lecture was presented by Steven Weisman, chief international economics correspondent of the New York Times. This event was sponsored by the World Affairs Council. 


Celebrate Inauguration Day at the UNF Library

Students, faculty members, and staff gathered at the UNF Library to watch President Obama's inauguration on the big screen. Light refreshments were served.  Click the following link to view a clip of this event. 

2008


"The Political Outlook" Lecture by David Brooks

David Brooks, author and New York Times columnist, gave a lecture on the political outlook after the November elections. This event was sponsored by the World Affairs Council.


Post-Election Panel Discussion

This discussion was centered on a re-cap of the 2008 presidential election, what we can expect from the new Administration, and what we will see from the President in his first 100 days. The panel was moderated by Dr. Paul Harwood, Assistant Professor of Political Science. Guest panelists included Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Department of Political Science and Public Administration Chair, Dr. Henry Thomas, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Mr. Bruce Hamilton, WJXT Channel 4.


Race, Class and Gender in the 2008 Election

Students, faculty, and staff were invited to engage in a local dialogue sparked by a series of national conversations about the dynamics of race, class and gender in the 2008 Presidential Election. This event was sponsored by the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, the UNF Women’s Center, the Intercultural Center for PEACE, and the American Democracy Project.


Film Screening: Flight from Death

This film uncovers death anxiety as a possible root cause of many of our behaviors on a psychological, spiritual, and cultural level. After the film, a presentation was given by producer Greg Bennick, as well as a presentation by Sheldon Solomon, the social psychologist featured in the film.


"The Way We Will Be" Lecture by John Zogby

John Zogby is the president and CEO of Zogby International. He has conducted polls and focus groups around the world, though he has gained the most publicity for his polls of U.S. presidential elections. This event was sponsored by the UNF Foundation and the World Affairs Council. 


Evoking Rights Film Screening

This documentary film, produced by Dr. Jillian Smith and her students, features President John Delaney and other members of the UNF campus community answering the question, "What do rights mean to you?"  Students, faculty, and staff were able to stop in to the University Gallery to view this film. 


Capitol Steps Patriotic Pre-Show Jamboree

A pre-show patriotic jamboree was held on the front porch of the Fine Arts Center. The event featured voter registration, food, music, and activities. 


Election 2008 Debate

The American Democracy Project Steering Committee is sponsored an election debate, moderated by President John Delaney. Mr. Kevin Hyde, Jacksonville City Council Member, represented Senator John McCain; Mr. Chris Hand, an Attorney with Terrell and Hogan, represented Senator Barack Obama.


Constitution Week 2008


Project Vote Smart

Project Vote Smart is a non-partisan, non-profit, voter education organization. They provide information on presidential candidates such as campaign finance records, State and Federal Key Votes, and Speeches. This national bus tour is stopped at UNF to provide students with voter education. 


The Outlook for Success in Iraq and Afghanistan

This lecture was given by Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, assistant to the President and deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan. This event was sponsored by the World Affairs Council. 


C-Span Campaign 2008 Bus Tour

The C-SPAN Bus was on the UNF campus to discuss the media, C-SPAN, TV production and public affairs with students, faculty and the public. The bus was open for tours and on-site interviews were conducted with students for their C-SPAN youtube site.


Tour of Jacksonville City Hall

Students were given the opportunity to learn about local government by meeting with city council members, attending a City Council Meeting, and touring City Hall. 


Tour of the Florida Times-Union

Students were able to learn about how politicians are covered in the media and tour the Florida Times-Union building in Jacksonville, Florida.


Jacksonville Week in Review

Students sat in on a taping of "Jacksonville Week in Review," a weekly broadcast produced by WJCT on issues of the day in Jacksonville. Students were able to view the television production process as well as discuss challenges facing the Jacksonville community with participants of the show. This program gave students insight into the media as well as how civil discourse is conducted. 


Film Screening: Does the Media Turn Off Young Voters?

Students in Marcia Ladendorff's Media Literacy: Campaign Edition course traveled to Washington, DC during Spring Break and created short films centered on the questions: What is the impact of media on the political process? Does that impact result in apathy among young people toward politics? 


Panel Discussion: Do You Know What's in Your Public Records?

This panel discussion explored the freedom of information in government. The panelists included Mr. Joe Adams, author of the Florida Public Records Handbook, Ms. Barbara Petersen, President of the First Amendment Foundation in Tallahassee, and Ms. JoAnn Carrin, Office of Open Government in Tallahassee. 


"Creating the Ideal President: Unlocking the Meaning in Candidate Framing"

In this presentation Dr. John Parmelee, Associate Professor of Communication, examined candidate framing in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections and how viewers interpret that framing. 


UNF Voices Forum: Who Holds the Power in American Democracy?

Students, faculty, staff, and community members joined in on this critical discussion on the role of the individual in our representative democracy. Guest speakers included Duval County Supervisor of Elections, Jerry Holland, and Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Dr. Kyle Scott. The UNF Voices Forum was established by students representing various UNF student organizations such as Critical Minds, Project Affect, Americans for Informed Democracy, Students Without Borders, and the Progressive Action Committee. 


Face to Face Event with Former Senator Bob Graham

Students had the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with former senator Bob Graham (D, Fla.) about the American presidency and the upcoming election. 


National and Global Youth Service Day

Several service activity stations were set up on the UNF Green, and in front of the UNF library including: Hope for the Homeless, Civic Engagement, Elderly Outreach, Food for the Famished, Kids Korner, and Great American Bake Sale. Students were able to learn that in just 5 minutes they could make a difference! 


Voter Registration Drive

Faculty members were encouraged to distribute voter registration forms to their students during the first week of the Fall 2008 semester. 


Sunshine Week Audit Committee

The Sunshine Week Audit Committee was comprised of students, faculty, and staff interested in the open access to information in government. Dr. Berrin Beasley, Associate Professor of Communication, trained the committee on how to request public documents and gave an overview of the Sunshine law and its importance. Committee members then were able to choose an issue of interest to them and request public records related to issue. Students visited public agencies (such as City Hall) and requested the records as a test of agency compliance with Chapter 119 of Florida statutes. 


TLO Trip to Washington, D.C.

Ambassador and UNF Visiting Scholar Nancy Soderberg led a group of 22 students on a transformational learning opportunity to Washinton, DC where they had the opportunity to discuss their policy paper with top governmental officials. Click the link above to view an article from the Spinnaker about this trip. 


Mock Political Convention

UNF students participated as delegates and volunteers in this two-day Mock Convention along with students from Duval County High Schools, Edward Waters College, Jacksonville University, and Florida Community College at Jacksonville. Students decided on party platforms and candidates for Democrat and Republican parties. This event was sponsored by Supervisor of Elections Office.


Jacksonville Day at the Florida Capitol

Jacksonville Day at the Florida Capitol took place Thursday, January 24, 2008. UNF students were part of the Jacksonville delegation to the State Capitol along with members of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Students met with state legislators, attended a Higher Education Appropriations Committee meeting, and participated in a private tour of the governor's mansion. 

2007


"Technology: Threat to Democracy?"

In this lecture Dr. Paul Harwood examined the impact of our technological usage on democracy.


Constitution Week 2007

2006


Constitution Day 2006

A debate was held between a representative from the ACLU and a UNF professor on Executive Powers. Pocket-sized Constitutions were given out at the debate.