A look back at some of the varied events and initiatives the American Democracy Project has facilitated at Brockport, in addition to its speakers series.
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- On Thursday, September 17, we celebrated America's newest citizens with Brockport's naturalization ceremony in Seymour Union Ballroom at 11 am. This moving Brockport tradition is open to the entire college community and to the general public.
- The Annual Constitution Day Naturalization Ceremony will take place September 17th at 11:15am in the Seymour Union Ballroom
- Constitution Day on September 17th will once again be celebrated with a Naturalization Ceremony on campus in the Seymour Union Ballroom from 11am - noon.
- The "Tinker Tour" will visit campus on September 26.
- The Freshman Summer Reading Program 2006 selection was The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.
- The College joined forces with the Town of Sweden and the Village of Brockport to support a tsunami-damaged orphanage in Sri Lanka.
- The Summer Reading Program 2005 selection was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Hadden.
- Congress to Campus brought former Congressmen to Brockport in September 2005.
- Analysis of the Civic Engagement on campus was released by Gregory Saxon. It was completed as part of the campus audit of civic engagement for the American Democracy Project.
- The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis has released the CIRP Survey Summary for the entering 2003 Brockport Freshman class, covering social and political opinions of our student body as well as important college considerations.
- Dr. George Mehaffy from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities visited SUNY Brockport Feb. 13 for a Colloquium to begin campus discussion on the American Democracy Project.
- The Center for Civic Life at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania presents Democracy Lab, a new resource that promotes civic engagement and aids in the development of students' leadership skills. Democracy Lab creates small deliberation groups through various online forums. These groups bring together 15-20 students from across the country giving them a place dedicated to fostering discussion and debate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Together, the students set an agenda, explore research questions and decide on ways to get involved in their communities. For more information, including descriptions of the individual labs and ways to sign up students, visit the Democracy Lab Web site.
- "Teaching the young about democracy." 2003, Nov. 2. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
- SUNY Brockport Announces Participation in the American Democracy Project
- American Democracy Project is proud to present a screening of the Oscar nominated documentary Gasland along with a question and answer session with producer Josh Fox. This documentary addresses the issue of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a pressing concern for our local community as the current moratorium on "fracking" is set to expire in July. Come along and learn how this process might impact our local environment in this thought provoking and provocative film. This event is on April 28th in Edwards Blue Room. The screening will begin at 6pm and questions and answers with Josh Fox will commence at 7.45pm. The event is free and open to the public. You can download a flyer for the event here.