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Past Events

John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow Award Ceremony

Salisbury University President Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach and the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement will be honoring Delegate John. L. Bohanan, Jr. with the John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow Award.  Delegate Bohanan has been a member of the House of Delegates since December 1999, the Chair of the Spending Affordability Committee since 2007 and a member of the Appropriations Committee since 2003. The ceremony will take place in Annapolis, Maryland on February 21st, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.  For more information please contact PACE.

Perspectives by Frank Gannon

Loved and hated, Richard Nixon was one of the most controversial and consequential presidents in American history.  One hundred years after his birth, Nixon - and his legacy- remain relevant in today's political environment.  Gannon, a former aide who helped Nixon prepare his memoirs, shares his reflections, thoughts and interviews with the 37th president.  Sponsored by the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement and the Office of Cultural Affairs.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information contact PACE.  In the Great Hall, Holloway Hall on April 30th, 2013 at 7 p.m. 

World Cafe Event

In collaboration with the Maryland Humanities Council and Sustainable Delmarva PACE hosted the civil discourse forum that provided an opportunity to connect diverse perspectives with the goal of finding common themes.  The aim is to gain clarity around the common ground ideas among people with multiple perspectives so they are able to begin working from the same place and move in a united fashion towards important goals.  Monday, October 22nd at 5 p.m. in the Wicomico Room.

Presidential Debate Watch Party

An interactive experience with students during the debate using with pizza, popcorn, and red, white and blue cupcakes.  Students text their answers anonymously to questions on the large projection screen designed around each candidate's performance during the debate.  GUC Fireside Lounge on Tuesday, October 16th at 9 p.m.

Gay Marriage Forum

In celebration of Constitution Day at Salisbury University, PACE held a forum on Maryland Ballot Question 6.  The goals of the forum are to educate SU students and the surrounding community about the gay marriage debate and to present all sides of the issue, viewing the controversy through a Constitutional lens.  Monday, October 15th at 7 p.m. in the Wicomico Room.

National Conventions Student Presentations

Salisbury University seniors, Jessica Cahill and Chelsea Brown, give a presentation on their experiences at the Democratic and Republican 2012 National Conventions.  Cahill and Brown were the first students to be sent by Salisbury University to the National Conventions and the only students from the state of Maryland that attended the conventions.  Tuesday, October 9th at 7 p.m. in TETC 153.

Dream Act Forum

PACE held the forum to address Maryland Ballot Question 4-Tuition Rates for Undocumented Immigrants.  The objective of the forum is to inform and educate the Salisbury community, as well as students, on a ballot question they would be faced with on November 6th, 2012. Wednesday, October 3rd at 7 p.m. in the Wicomico Room. 

In Class Guests (Do not count toward requirements)

2011/2012 In Class Guests

Delegate Norman H. Conway

Delegate Norman. H. Conway, a Salisbury alumna, spoke to the Presidential Citizen Scholars to share with them his successful journey to his current status in the Maryland Legislative as chair of the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee.  The inspirational lecture summarized the actions taken to become civically engaged and politically active.

Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio

Republican State Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio of District 37B of Maryland, a Salisbury alumna, spoke to the Presidential Citizen Scholars about her journey to her current elected position and ways to become involved in politics.

Jennifer Small of the Maryland Food Bank

Jennifer Small, manager of the Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore, spoke to the Presidential Citizen Scholars about the issue of hunger in Maryland and the efforts of the Maryland Food Bank to curb the number of those affected.

Adam Borden of the Marylanders for Better Beer and Wine

Adam Borden, current President of the Marylanders for Better Beer and Wine Laws Board of Directors, addressed the Presidential Citizen Scholars on his organization's recent success in getting legislation passed through the Maryland General Assembly.

Volunteer Opportunities (To Satisfy Volunteer Requirements)

Maryland Food Bank Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Does The Constitution Still Work for "We the People"? 

Virginia Wesleyan Provost Dr. Timothy G. O'Rourke and Salisbury University's Dr. Bobbi Adams headline a Constitution Day Panel Discussion. Does representative democracy function well under our constitutional arrangement? Are the policy outcomes fair? As issues of inequality become more apparent, our panelists will discuss whether our current political institutions are able to effectively address these concern. This event takes place on Thursday, September 17th at 7 p.m. at the Wicomico Room in Guerreri University Center.

Student Voting Forum

Should I register to vote here or back home? As a student, should I even get involved in the City of Salisbury’s election? PACE is partnering with Dr. Chrys Egan’s Political Communication course to host a forum related to student voting decisions. Students and faculty will discuss these issues at length and provide an opportunity for audience participation. This event takes place on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7pm at the Wicomico Room in Guerreri University Center.

“What ‘They’ Think of Us, and Why it Matters: Global perceptions of the United States”               Former CNN Correspondent Ralph Begleiter Lecture

Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans have wondered why people elsewhere in the world have conflicted opinions about the United States… views which sometimes inspire hostility and attacks against Western interests. University of Delaware Prof. Ralph Begleiter, a former CNN world affairs correspondent who has worked in 100 countries, offers surprising perspectives on how others view the United States, and why it matters to American citizens, businesses, and national security. This event takes place on Thursday, October 1st from 7pm to 8:30 in the Great Hall room of Holloway Hall.

City of Salisbury Candidate Forum 

The Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) will partner with the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce to host a candidate forum/debate in preparation for the City of Salisbury election on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. Candidates for Mayor and the City’s five new Councilmanic districts will be invited to discuss their policy platforms and answer questions submitted in advance. This event will take place on Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center.

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