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Express Yourself '12 Civic Engagement@ Columbus State Community College
Serve as a Civic Engagement Leader
Fall Semester (Columbus, Delaware & Regional Campuses)
Students are encouraged to sign up to become a Civic Engagement Leader. Students will volunteer during the semester and support events, help with advertising, and register students to vote. Students who volunteer for 12+ hours will receive a certificate of leadership for participation. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact email@example.com.
Civic Engagement Week
October 15-19 (Columbus & Delaware Campuses)
The goal of Civic Engagement Week is to engage students in understanding their role as an engaged citizen in a learning community. Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) provides students with opportunities to practice civic involvement and volunteerism, as well as, education programs to examine the current issues of the election.
- "Body of War" Documentary/Screening
October 18, 2:00 -4:00 p.m. (Delaware campus )&19, 2:00 -4:00 p.m. (Columbus Campus)
A viewing of Body of War, a documentary film produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, following the physical and emotional journey Tomas Young, an injured Iraq war veteran. Discussion and analysis to follow.
- Propaganda Poster Contest
October 23-27 (Columbus, Delaware, & Regional Campuses)
Students, faculty and administrators are invited to create a poster about an issue that is important in the 2012 election. Posters will be displayed in Nestor hall and judged on creativity, artistic ability and educational impact on Monday, October 23, 2012; winners will be announced during "Issue Alley." Posters must be 11"x 17," saved as a PDF and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 19, 2012.
- Issue Alley and Voting Booth Demonstration
November 1, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. (Columbus Campus)
Why are YOU so excited about the 2012 election? Is it the war? Is it the economy? Education? National security? Learn about the issues that matter most to college students! Student clubs and/or classes will educate fellow students through interactive and educational activities. Students will also have a hands on opportunity to operate a voting machine. Prizes will be awarded (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place) for the most creative and interactive displays.
Addressing Women's Rights in the 2012 Election
October 26, Noon-1:00 p.m. (Columbus & Delaware campuses)
Bring your lunch and share your point of view about Women's Rights during this roundtable discussion, hosted by the Student Ambassador Leadership Program.
Election Day! Vote!
November 6, 24 hours a day (Columbus campus)
Students can view the television coverage of the elections in Nestor Hall (East lounge). Share in the excitement of electing our next president!
Election Results: Lunch & Learn
November 7, Noon-1:30 p.m. (Columbus campus)
Who did you cast your ballot for? Did your party win the Presidential ticket? What's next for our country? Bring your lunch and share your point of view during this roundtable discussion!
September 17, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. (Columbus and Delaware Campuses)
Celebrate the birthday of our United States of America government and pick up a complimentary constitution and participate in a constitution word search to win prizes! Students can also register to vote during this program.
Voter Registration Day: Vote or Dye
September 25, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. (Columbus & Delaware Campuses)
Meet Columbus State's "Voter Registration Team" and receive a T-shirt with a calendar of events. Students are invited to dye shirts red or blue.
WWYD? Would you limit another person's free speech?
September 28, Noon-1:30 p.m. (Columbus campus)
WWYD? (What Would You Do?) Would you limit another person's free speech? The goal of the program is to engage the campus community in dialogue about developing a diverse perspective in order to make ethical decisions expressing respect, inclusivity, and responsibility.
Make Your Mark & Register to Vote!
October 2-9 (Columbus and Delaware Campus)
These are the final days of registering to vote! Students can make their mark and register during a creative programming series, featuring interactive activities.
Make YOUR MARK: Create a Button
October 1, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. (Columbus Campus) & October 3 (Delaware Campus )
Which party do you represent or are you bipartisan? Create a free button and express your point of view!
Make YOUR MARK: The Brush Experience
October 3, 11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. (Columbus campus)
BRUSH is an interactive painting event that transforms everyone into an artist. Participants can grab a personal-sized canvas, acrylic paints and explore their imaginations while listening to live music. BRUSH lovers can also contribute to a large paint-by-numbers style canvas that creates different BRUSH themes. Through creating art and reflecting, people can increase awareness of self, others, and the election!
Make YOUR MARK: Reuse Art Sculpture
October 8, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. (Columbus Campus)
Students, faculty and staff will create a sculpture out of reusable materials and learn about the three Rs in Columbus, Ohio.
Make YOUR MARK: Express Yourself Mural
October 9, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. (Columbus and Delaware Campus)
Write a message to either candidate about what issues are important to you.