Upcoming Events

Democracy Hour: 12:00-1:00pm in D-116

Democracy Hour is designed to be a nonpartisan effort to strengthen civic education, understanding of current events, and improve civil dialogue. The Democracy hour will an opportunity for an open, nonjudgmental opportunity to ask questions and discuss perspectives about current events, political processes, and public policy.

Each week will have a main theme in which we examine a current issue or political process. This may include reading a brief article or watching a short video regarding the topic. I hope to foster meaningful dialogue among people from different backgrounds, experiences, and views. I will also share related resources for those interested in learning more about the selected topic or issue and how to get more involved. Democracy Hour is open to students, staff, and faculty.

Democracy Hour Schedule


5/7: 12:00-1:00 in D-116: Exploring causes of the opioid epidemic. Addiction Studies professor John DiGangi will discuss factors that help account for the dramatic rise of opioids in the United States.