NISSH: Elections and Issues

Northern Illinois University

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences announces
a one-day professional development conference as part of the "New Ideas" series

New Ideas in Social Studies and History:
Elections and Issues

NISSH: Elections and Issues

"American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age,"
~Herbert Marshall Mcluhan

Holmes Student Center, DeKalb, Illinois
Monday, October 29, 2012
8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Conference Faculty

Stanley Arnold, Ph.D., Temple University
J.D. Bowers, Ph.D., Indiana University
Ferald Bryan, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Christopher Jones, Ph.D., Syracuse University
Scot Schraufnagel, Ph.D., Florida State University
Artemus Ward, Ph.D., Syracuse University

Whether you are a first-time New Ideas participant or a returning colleague, this professional development day will provide you with opportunities to explore new subjects, bring teaching resources to your classroom, and collaborate with others.

Tentative Program

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Check In and Registration, Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room (main floor)

8:45 - 9 a.m.
Anne Petty Johnson, Director, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming
Chris McCord, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

9 - 10 a.m.
1A "Third Party Blues: The Truth and Consequences of Two-Party Dominance"
Scot Schraufnagel, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
1B "The Supreme Court's Citizen United Decisions: Does Money Constitute Freedom of Speech?"
Artemus Ward, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
2A "U.S. Foreign Policy and the 2012 Presidential Election"
Christopher Jones, Professor, Department of Political Science and Associate Vice Provost for University Honors
2B "Religion and U.S. Presidential Elections"
J.D. Bowers, University Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Associate Professor, Department of History

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
3A "Analyzing Televised Presidential Campaign Debates"
Ferald Bryan, Associate Professor, Department of Communication

12:35 - 1:20 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
4A "Voter ID Laws: What they mean for Elections"
Stanley Arnold, Assistant Professor, Department of History


General Information:

Recertification - CPDUs: You will receive a certificate documenting six Continuing Professional Development Units for your participation. Northern Illinois University is an approved provider of professional development activities. This documentation will assist you in your individual recertification plans.

Location: NIU is in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago (one mile north of I-88), 45 miles southeast of Rockford:

Parking: A visitor's parking lot is located close to the Holmes Student Center and you can mention the conference to park FREE in the visitor parking lot.