Kansas State University
Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy

 October 15, 2012

                                                                                                 News Blast Vol. 3 No. 3  


The Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy is once again helping area schoolchildren get involved in the voting process by hosting Kids Voting Kansas, a program through which children can 'vote' in the election at their school. Volunteers are needed to count ballots and/or work booths at the schools during Election Day, November 6. If you would like to volunteer or receive more information, please contact Amanda Meinhardt at (785) 532-6868 or amein@ksu.edu.


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K-State Architecture Students Propose Stadium Designs for Collaboration with the New York Times


Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning, and Design students were recently asked by the New York Times to develop a design for a lightweight stadium roof for Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, where the Men's Tennis U.S. Open has been held for the last five years.   



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Missed Our First DebateWatch Event? Attend the Next One!


Thank you to everyone who attended our DebateWatch event on October 3 and our Economic Security Forum on October 9! We will be hosting a second DebateWatch event on Monday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kansas State University Student Union Room 227. Attendees will watch the presidential candidate debate, and then participate in a facilitation discussion about current issues. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. We hope to see you there! For more information, contact Myles Alexander at (785) 532-7252 or mylesks@ksu.edu



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A sixth grader fills out her voting ballot during a previous Kids Voting Kansas election

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