Election Experience mini-conf.: What we learned
The Election Experience, a semester-long series of political and historical program centered around the 2012 campaign, wraps up with a mini-conference Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Student Center and on the bridge. Titled "Civitas Eventus: Who mourns for Adonais?" the event features a keynote address, student presentations, and a poster session. The program starts at noon and continuing to 3 p.m.
"The conference is the last event of the Election Experience," said Political Science Professor Peggy James. "We have a keynote address from Craig Frizzell [titled 'Lessons from 2012: What the Election has Taught Us about Us?'], which is followed by six student presentations on various aspects of the election. At 2:15 on the Bridge, we have student poster presentations."
James said the conference was competitive in terms of participation. "Not all students who submitted proposals were accepted," she said.
Professor Frizzell's take on 2012 starts off the conference in the Walnut Room of the Student Center. At 1 p.m., various aspects of the election from "A Call for Voter Identification" and "The Importance of the Independent Voter" to "Realignment in the GOP" are addressed in the Walnut Room. A complete list of presentations is available online.
The conference moves to the Student Center Bridge at 2:15 p.m. for a poster session. Student posters postulating on everything from the impact of the debates on the election to whether religion and politics mix to campaign and advertising will be displayed and discussed. More than a dozen posters will be shown and a complete list is available online.Put a ribbon--or, maybe, an exclamation point!--on Campaign 2012 at the Election Experience mini-conference.