Obey Civic Center highlighted on Wake up Wisconsin
September 3 grand opening - almost here!
The clock is ticking on the Grand Opening celebration for the David R. Obey Civic Resource Center. Just two weeks away!
Wednesday, September 3rd
UW Center for Civic Engagement
625 Stewart Avenue
- Be among friends and familiar names - former Wisconsin Governor Tony Earl, and U.S. Representatives Sean Duffy, Gwen Moore and Tom Petri are among the growing list of honored guests.
- Come hear Representatives Petri, Duffy and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin talk about the importance of increasing civic engagement and youth involvement in the political process.
More info at: www.wipps.org/obeycenter
These students from UW-Marathon County were part of a College Students and Politics Summit, organized by the Kettering Foundation, a nonprofit group that focuses on ways people can collectively make democracy work.
A total of nine students attended the July summit and an earlier one in Dayton, Ohio. Students applied to the summit through a leadership class taught by Eric Giordano, WIPPS director, and John Greenwood, WIPPS consultant.
Students participated in activities with other college students from around the country. They learned about ways to increase civic engagement, including deliberation on national public policy issues, as part of their education and practice.
A new report entitled, “Serving Dislocated Workers from the Port Edwards Paper Mill: A Return on Investment Study” was released by the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (NCWWDB). A worker survey and survey data analysis was conducted and a final report written by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS). More.
David R. Obey Civic Resource Center To Open September 3
The David R. Obey Civic Resource Center will open to the public September 3, 2014 at the UW Center for Civic Engagement in Wausau. The mission of the Obey Center is to educate and encourage young people to become knowledgeable and active participants in a healthy democratic society. The Obey Center also provides research opportunities for students, scholars, and citizens using original congressional archive material in partnership with the Wisconsin State Historical Society through its Area Resource Network. Stay tuned for our public invitation to the grand opening.