Faculty Forum: Presidential Election 2012
The presidential elections are drawing near, and we've got you covered! Come and participate in several interactive election themed forums this October hosted by faculty at GMC. The focus of these sessions is to bring greater understanding to various economic, social and political policies, and recent events surrounding controversial U.S. voting laws. Mark your calendars!
October 15, 7-8p.m. at St. Bernard Hall #21Todd Fay, EdD, will present "Elections and Education, Does It Matter Who Is Elected Our Next President From An Educational Law Perspective?" Dr. Fay will discuss the impact of federal versus state law on education and attempt to clarify the educational platforms of both political parties. The impact of the four federal statutes that impact public schools, including higher education will be featured.
October 17, 3-4p.m. at St. Bernard Hall #21
Josh Weikert, MA, professor of humanities will discuss “The Electoral College vs. The Popular Vote.” The failure or success of the U.S. voting system has long been the subject of several national debates. Professor Weikert will attempt to demystify the Electoral College, one of the most misunderstood political institutions in the world. Participants will learn why the Electoral College was created and examine its ability to provide accurate representation.
October 22, 3-4p.m. at Fatima Hall #9
Business professors Ronald Bruce, MBA, and Carlo Silvesti, MBA, will present “50 Shades of Green – Romney and Obama’s tax position.” The presidential candidates have differing plans regarding tax equity and the drivers of economic growth, and prosperity. Proposed tax reforms of each candidate will be covered in addition to the implications these reforms will have on the economic future of the United States.
October 24, 7-8p.m. at Merck Auditorium, Keiss Hall #14
Patrick McGrain, PhD, professor of criminal justice will host “Jim Crow All Over Again: Voter Identification and the Right to Vote.” Highlights include discussions regarding the controversial effects of new voter identification legislation on major populations, whom the law hurts, and whether there is a partisan conspiracy theory attempting to keep democratic voters away from the polls.
October 25, 3-4p.m. at Connelly Faculty Center, Tiered Classroom #8
Marjory Belchic, CRNP, FNP, Mary Hermann, EdD, Barbara Jones, PhD, Jean Michiels, MA, MSN, Patricia Brown O'Hara, PhD candidate, and Elizabeth Romeo, PhD, will discuss the "Affordable Healthcare Act." This presentation is sponsored by the Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP).
October 31, 3-4p.m. at Merck Auditorium, Keiss Hall #14
Christian Hellings, PhD, professor of mathematics will present “Does Your Vote Count?” Dr. Hellings will argue that the current method of counting votes fails to represent voters’ preferences. Alternative methods and possible improvements to the election system will also be explored. The Student Association of Science (SAS) sponsors this presentation.
"Attack of the Jacks" Returns to Benefit Cancer
In what has become a glowing tradition at Gwynedd-Mercy College, the Student Government Association presents “Attack of the Jacks” from October 25-27. Students, faculty and staff will carve dozens of jack-o-lanterns from 6-9p.m. on the first two nights. The final night will be a viewing gallery from 7-10p.m. at the outdoor basketball courts behind The Griffin Complex.
The event is free, but donations are welcome and the proceeds will benefit the Cancer Fund of America, Inc. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Alysia Torres at email@example.com.