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Verna DeWees Represents National Issues Forums at 15th Annual Seniors EXPO 2016, Texas

On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, Verna DeWees represented the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) at the 15th Annual Seniors Expo 2016, Brazos County, at the Brazos County EXPO Complex in Bryan, Texas. DeWees was serving as an NIFI Ambassador to help provide information about NIFI issues materials and promote the convening of deliberative public forums.

DeWees organized and manned a vendor booth displaying NIFI and Kettering Foundation materials and brochures, and sign-up lists for an NIFI forum that she was convening.

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Learn more about A Public Voice 2016

Read a news piece that appeared in the May 31, 2016 Kettering Foundation's e-mail newsletter, From the Commons. It describes the recent A Public Voice 2016 event that was held May 5th at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and includes links to more information and to watch a video of the day's panels and commentary.

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2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting - June 2-4

The following information is from Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, and is a reminder about the upcoming Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting that will be held June 2-4, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The meeting is being organized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)'s American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment, and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in HIgher Education.

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Sutton Stokes is Newly Appointed Associate Director of the West Virginia Center for Civic Life

Announcement from the West Virginia Center for Civic Life - The West Virginia Center for Civic Life is pleased to announce the appointment of Sutton Stokes as its new associate director. Instead of a formal press release, we thought we’d share the following note from Sutton. Please join us in welcoming him aboard!


“This is what I want to do when I grow up."

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