West Forum Events
Dr. John Holder: The Constitution and the Right to Vote
In honor of Constitution Day, Dr. John Holder will discuss
the right to vote in the US Constitution. He will discuss historical aspects as
well as current obstacles to the right to vote.
September 16, 11am; Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Center
Sixth Annual Banned Book Reading
Students from the WU Literary Society and the WU NCTE will do dramatic readings from the following banned books:
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Bone (Comic Book Series) by Jeff Smith
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
September 23, 7pm; Owens Hall G02; Cultural Event approval pending
Questions about Desegregation and Resegregation
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the
Civil Rights Act, Dr. Rosalyn Mickelson and Dr. Stephen Smith will discuss
desegregation of public schools in the United States and in North and South
Carolina in particular.
October 7, 11am; Tuttle Dining Hall. Brown bag event, bring a lunch. Cookies and drinks
Previewing the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election
Dr. Scott Huffmon will discuss the results of the latest
Winthrop Poll as the relate to the November 2014 Gubernatorial election.
October 14, 11am; Kinard Hall Auditorium (018); Cultural Event Status pending
NEW Leadership South Carolina
Winthrop University Campus
The John C. West Forum and Winthrop University will partner with the College of Charleston to host the first NEW Leadership-South Carolina Summer Institute. The NEW Leadership - South Carolina program is a member of the NEW Leadership Network, led by the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University. Approximately 20-30 college students will come to the Winthrop campus to learn about women's leadership and careers in public affairs. Watch for applications--coming soon!