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Engaged Citizen Experience event to discuss “Drake and the Iowa Caucuses”

A 5-person panel of students will discuss their recent experiences in media and political organizations in the semester’s first engaged citizen event, “Drake and the Iowa Caucuses.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in Meredith Hall, room 101.

The panel of students will discuss what they learned about engaging in our democratic system during their involvement in the Iowa Caucuses. Panel members worked with a variety of different campaigns and candidates during the caucuses, including Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and the Obama for America campaign. One student panelist spent the caucuses working with ABC News.

Rachel Caufield, professor of politics, will moderate the event.

The theme for the 2012 Engaged Citizen Experience is “Technology and Democracy: Dialogue and Dissent.” The Engaged Citizen Experience is part of the Drake Curriculum, which aims to ensure students learn to participate effectively in democratic processes through coursework, classroom and community activities.

For more information about the event, contact Arthur Sanders, associate provost for curriculum and assessment at 515-271-1994 or arthur.sanders@drake.edu .

A schedule of upcoming Engaged Citizen Experience events can be found at https://wwww.drake.edu/academics/units-programs/engagedcitizen.php.