Lecture Series: Election 2012

The Fall 2012 Fairhaven Lecture Series has the theme “Election 2012” and will help you learn about critical issues affecting the election this fall. All lectures in this series are free, open to the public, and take place on Mondays at 3 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the Fairhaven Retirement Community (435 West Starin Road, Whitewater). Faculty from all across campus are delivering these interesting talks! If you can’t attend in person, eventually the podcasts are available online (from the web page linked above).

The series kicks off on Sept. 10 with “The road to the White House: The path from Iowa to Florida and everything in between” delivered by Susan Johnson, Assoc. Prof. and Chair, Political Science Dept.

    The rest of the series is:

  • Sept. 17: “Back to the future” by Richard Haven, Prof. Emeritus, Communication Dept.
  • Sept. 24: “Appeals to the middle: Social class rhetoric in congressional campaigns” by Christopher Chapp, Asst. Prof., Political Science Dept.
  • Oct. 1: “Politicians for the planet? Searching for sustainability in the 2012 elections” by Eric Compass, Asst. Prof., Geography & Geology Dept.
  • Oct. 8: “Money talks: Citizens United and its impact on U.S. elections” by Jolly Emrey, Assoc. Prof., Political Science Dept.
  • Oct. 15: “Perspectives from Germany on the U.S. election” by Carol Scovotti, Assoc. Prof., Marketing Dept.
  • Oct. 22: “Economists reflect on this election season” by Economics Dept. faculty Jeffrey Heinrich, Assoc. Prof. and Chair, Stuart Glosser, Prof., and Russell Kashian, Prof.
  • Oct. 29: “20120 convention speeches compared: Acclaims and attacks in an evolving genre” by Corey Davis, Asst. Prof., Communication Dept.
  • Nov. 5: “A daisy, a bear, and nothing but laughter: Television advertising in presidential campaigns” by Kim Hixson, Assoc. Prof. and Chair, Communication Dept.
  • Nov. 12: “Explaining the 2012 presidential election and looking ahead to the next four years” by a panel of UW-W faculty
  • Nov. 19: “Polls, pols and polarization: Wisconsin and the nation, 2012” by Wayne Youngquist, Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Dept.

Interested in doing more research on these topics? Andersen Library can help!

Search HALCAT (Harold Andersen Library Catalog) for books, videos, and government information such as Campaigns on the cutting edge (3rd-floor Main Collection, JK2281 .C37 2013), A simple government: Twelve things we really need from Washington and a trillion that we don’t (by Mike Huckabee, 3rd-floor Main Collection, JK275 .H85 2011), and iPolitics: Citizens, elections, and governing in the new media era (3rd-floor Main Collection, JK1764 .I75 2012).

Search the Library’s article databases to find articles such as “How are we doing? Group-based economic assessments and African American political behavior” (Electoral Studies, vol.31:no.3, pp.550-561) and “Opening The Floodgates?: Corporate Governance And Corporate Political Activity After Citizens United” (Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, vol.26:no.1, pp.327-362).

Please ask a librarian for assistance with research.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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