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CAMPAIGN 2016 (Political Science 4904.01, CRN: 29983)

Days/Times: Monday; 3 to 5:30 PM
Professor: Robin Kolodny & David Nickerson

You must apply for this course specifically.

About: This is a six credit course offering (along with PS 4781, CRN: 2708) and is by application only. Admitted students enroll for two separate courses, worth three credits each. The seminar component of the course (Honors) meets once a week for two hours with the Seminar in Campaign Politics (PS 4131). Honors students will have an additional tutorial with the professors weekly and an honors project. The internship (regular – non-Honors) requires an average commitment of 8- 10 hours per week, for a minimum work commitment of 120 hours for the semester. All members of the seminar will have campaign internships, making for a highly engaging class experience with contemporary readings and real-time political discussions. Please see additional course statement in Honors and find the application: APPLY HERE!

About the Professors: Robin Kolodny begins her 26th (!) year at Temple in the fall of 2016. She has been teaching some form of this campaign seminar since the fall of 1998. Kolodny studies campaign finance and political parties. She has worked on Capitol Hill and has been a Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom. Kolodny’s daughter will be a high school senior in the fall of 2016 so please do not even get her started about standardized testing for college admissions and whether high school prepares you for college. She may never stop preaching. David Nickerson begins his second year at Temple University in fall 2016. Before that he taught at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on voter mobilization, voter psychology, and campaign behavior in the United States and Latin Page30 America. His work uses field experiments to measure the effectiveness of different forms of campaign outreach. He has consulted for a wide range of non-profit organizations and served as the Director of Experiments for the Analytics Department of the 2012 Obama re-election campaign. His obsession with basketball rivals his fascination with politics.


Days/Times: Tuesday, 5:30 to 8 PM
Professor: Musu Davis (musu@temple.edu)

About: You have decided to go to college. But why? What role will college and in particular Temple University play in your life? Reflect on this important question by looking at the relationship between higher education and American society. What do colleges and universities contribute to our lives? They are, of course, places for teaching and learning. They are also research centers, sports and entertainment venues, sources of community pride and profit, major employers, settings for coming-of-age rituals, and institutions that create lifetime identities and loyalties. Learn how higher education is shaped by the larger society and how, in tum, it has shaped that society. Become better prepared for the world in which you have chosen to live for the next few years.

About the Professor: Musu Davis is an Honors senior academic advisor and a doctoral candidate in Urban Education. Teaching about higher ed has been a passion of mine since I became a student leader and realized I'd never have to leave college if I worked at one. Fast forward eleven years, and here I am. As a former sprinter and English major, I love partaking in Philly's sports and arts scenes. When I'm not advising Honorables or dissertating, I like to do performance poetry,listen to jazz, and try all kinds of food. I reside in the open fields of South Jersey where I constantly long for urbanity. My research interests are understanding the intersections of Black women's social identities, experiences of highachieving undergraduates of color, access to higher education, and college student engagement.


Everybody Wants Some Screening

Monday, March 21 7:00PM
URBN Annex Theater at Drexel, 3401 Filbert Street

Catch a screening of Richard Linklater's new film Everybody Wants Some featuring an intro with some of the film's actors!

To attend, please RSVP to everybodywantssomephilly@gmail.com

Want to work in the music industry?

Wednesday, March 23rd 5:30-7:30 PM
Mitten Hall Owl Cove

The Career Center is hosting an evententitled “Career Talks: Music Production and Performance” featuring panelists who recruit musical talent professionally, perform internationally, and own their musical studios. Students will get a chance to hear how these amazing professionals have navigated the music industry and then have an opportunity to network with them afterward. The “Career Talks: Music Production and Performance” networking event is surely an event not to miss.

To see the event information and the featured panelists, please see the attached flyer. Although RSVP is not required to attend the event, students can RSVP at the following link to become eligible to win some Temple Career Center SWAG: Career Talks - Music.