Institute for Public Affairs And Civic Engagement (PACE)

Institute for Public Affairs And Civic Engagement (PACE) Teach Political Engagement & Promote Civil Discourse

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"Leah Reynolds, managing director of PACE, sees the event as an opportunity to engage the community in a debate on the d...
10/03/2012
SU will host forum on DREAM Act tonight

"Leah Reynolds, managing director of PACE, sees the event as an opportunity to engage the community in a debate on the divisive issue while continuing the institute’s educational goals." . . . 7pm TONIGHT!

A forum will be held tonight to better inform voters on the DREAM Act, a controversial referendum on this November's ballot that would offer illegal immigrants in-state tuition at public colleges and universities that has split Maryland voters.

10/01/2012

Dream Act Forum
This November, voters decide whether children of undocumented immigrants will be eligible for in-state tuition at Maryland’s colleges and universities as the Maryland Dream Act goes to referendum. SU’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) holds a forum to better educate voters on the issue 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. Panelists include Maryland Delegates Ana Sol Gutierrez (D-18 Montgomery) and Patrick McDonough (R-7 Baltimore and Harford), CASA de Maryland Political Director Kim Propeack and Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Communications Director Bob Dane. PACE co-founder and SU professor of philosophy emeritus Fran Kane moderates. Admission is free and the public is invited. For information call 410-677-5045.

09/28/2012

PLEASE ATTEND!! Delmarva Public Radio is in danger of closing down! An open meeting for public comment regarding the future of Delmarva Public Radio will be held Tuesday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center at Salisbury University. Hosted by the Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. and SU, representatives will be present to hear comments from the community. A signup sheet for speakers will be available at the door. Those unable to attend may send comments to [email protected].

How to VOTE in all 50 States. Scroll down to your state and click. Register to Vote ~ Then VOTE on Nov. 6th!
09/20/2012
The Millennial Guide To Voting

How to VOTE in all 50 States. Scroll down to your state and click. Register to Vote ~ Then VOTE on Nov. 6th!

I know voting is important. But I'm also in my 20s, meaning I've moved a dozen times in the last decade (and lived in four different states). It hasn't been easy to have my act together in time to vote every two years.So this year I've put together a state-by-state list of what you need to do to vot...

Today is the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Take this short quiz. How much do you know?
09/17/2012
Constitution Quiz, Constitution Day Materials, Pocket Constitution Book, US Constitution, Declaratio

Today is the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Take this short quiz. How much do you know?

The US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Articles Of Confederation. Constitution IQ Quiz, Constitution Day Materials, Constitution Bookstore, Pocket Constitution Books, Constitution Amendments. Fascinating Facts about the Constitution, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court and mo...

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09/17/2012
CDR Youssef H. Aboul-Enein, USN | U.S. Naval Institute

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The Mission of the Institute is to provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.

09/17/2012

On behalf of Salisbury University's Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) and the Military Science Program (US Army ROTC), I am pleased to invite you to attend an event in which Naval Commander Yousef Aboul-Enein, Senior Counter-Terrorism Advisor and Subject Matter Expert on Militant Islamist Ideology at the Joint Intelligence Task Force for Combating Terrorism with the Defense Intelligence Agency, will discuss the the war against Militant Islamists and provide a nuanced understanding of their ideology. Commander Aboul-Enein is among the first to attempt to deconstruct al-Qaeda ideology using Islamic based arguments. By clearly defining the differences between Islam, Islamist, and Military Islamist, Aboul-Enein highlights how militant Islamist ideology takes fragments of Islamic history and theology and weaves them into a narrow, pseudo-intellectual ideology to justify their violence against Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Commander Aboul-Enein will also discuss current trends in North Africa and the Middle East reflecting the movements that began during the Arab Spring and offer some background to current events in the region. He will provide a lecture and then a discussion period where he will field questions from the audience and we encourage you to come with your questions and to have a frank and open discussion this evening.

Commander Aboul-Enein will be speaking at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, 17 September, in the Worcester Room of the Commons. Refreshments will be available with a short reception/social hour begining around 6:30 p.m. before the discussion.

This free event is open to all Students, Faculty, Staff and interested Community members

09/13/2012
Laurel Public Library to show award-winning film "Iron Jawed Angels "Sept. 18 - Cape Gazette

Laurel Public Library to show award-winning film "Iron Jawed Angels "Sept. 18 - Cape Gazette

Women's voting rights were a hard-fought battle that occurred across this nation just over 100 years ago. To celebrate this victory and to ensure that modern women exercise this right, the Laurel Public Library in partnership with the Sussex County League of Women Voters will present a free showing ...

09/12/2012
Commission on Presidential Debates

To further its goal of promoting an informed and engaged citizenry, PACE is a Voter Education Partner with the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) establishes voter education partnerships with a diverse group of organizations and associations.

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. Its primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates for the United States presidential and vic...

09/06/2012

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM CITY OF SALISBURY - In anticipation of continued heavy rains and flooding this afternoon, the Salisbury Police Department is asking for citizens to avoid vehicular travel if possible this afternoon in the City of Salisbury. Several areas of the city are already under severe flood conditions to include Rt 50/Lake St, Rt 13/Wilson St, Rt 50 under Rt 13 and many others. The Salisbury Police Department is working with the City of Salisbury Public Works Department as well as the Maryland State Highway Administration to identify flooded areas and to close or limit travel in those areas. First responders are currently assisting multiple stranded motor vehicle reports. The Salisbury Police Department is asking the motoring public to avoid vehicular travel until this weather event subsides.

09/04/2012
ShoreCAN Volunteer Center

Volunteer Opportunities !!
September 8, 2012 9:00 a.m. Join volunteers from the Lower Shore Stewardship Institute Class of 2012 to help remove invasive plants and groom the trails at the 500+ acre Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center in Eden, MD. Volunteers will be provided with lunch at noon (hot dogs, veggie burgers & more), and will be invited to stay for a campfire afterwards. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes, and bring your own rake, pruners, loppers, and work gloves.

September 9, 2012 9:00 a.m. Volunteer with the Wicomico County Tourism office at the Hidden Treasures Half Marathon Race - manning water stations, assisting with parking, serving refreshments, serving as safety guards on the race routes, ect. Cheer Station volunteers are also needed - compete along the course to encourage the runners and keep them motivated. Cheer Squads can be formed on your own with co-workers, running clubs, gym groups, or just an enthusiastic group of family members and friends. Volunteers will receive a long sleeve event
t-shirt.

September 15, 2012 9:00 a.m. Join the Friends of the Nanticoke River, the Salisbury University Bioenvirons Club, and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance for our annual Roaring Point beach cleanup. T-shirts, bags, gloves, snacks, and cleanup supplies will be provided. Please bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and hats.

Visit www.shorecan.org and click on our Opportunity Calendar to register for any of these events. For more information, call 410-742-9911

ShoreCAN Volunteer Center makes it easy for individuals, families and groups to volunteer in Somerset, Wicomico, or Worcester County Maryland.

09/04/2012

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. ~Thomas Jefferson

SEPTEMBER 17 - Youssef Aboul-Enein, USN, Islamic Studies Chair, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair. He ...
08/31/2012
CDR Youssef H. Aboul-Enein, USN | U.S. Naval Institute

SEPTEMBER 17 - Youssef Aboul-Enein, USN, Islamic Studies Chair, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair. He currently serves as a Senior Counter-Terrorism Advisor for DoD. Speaks at SU. 6:30pm Worcester Room. Free and open to the public.

The Mission of the Institute is to provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.

08/29/2012

First Presidential Citizens Scholars Class meets this afternoon at PACE at 4:30. It is an exciting time to be in this program as we enter this election cycle. Stay tuned!

08/27/2012
Welcome to the World Café!

Land, Water, and Communities: What is the Future of the Shore?
An opportunity to bring together the Lower Shore community and discover common ground through dialogue

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 in the Wicomico Room at Salisbury University

Doors open at 5:00 for light dinner, Community dialogue starts at 6pm and finishes at 9pm with “Next Steps”.

This event is sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council Let’s Be Shore project and the Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Institute at Salisbury University, Facilitation provided by Jennifer Hicks of Sustainable Delmarva

About the event: The “World Café” meeting model will be used at this event. A World Café is an opportunity to have important “café-style” conversations as a way to connect diverse perspectives and help reveal common ground themes around land use, water quality, and community quality of life on the Shore.

The World Café is a conversational process based on a set of integrated design principles that reveal a deeper living network pattern.

08/27/2012

A brand new ABC news poll shows Romney and Obama in a statistical dead heat. 47% support Romney, while 46% back President Obama. What are your thoughts?

Where do the presidential candidates stand on higher education? Check out American Association of State Colleges and Uni...
08/27/2012
2012 Presidential Campaign and Higher Education

Where do the presidential candidates stand on higher education? Check out American Association of State Colleges and Universities' new page on the 2012 presidential campaign and higher ed.

2012 Presidential Campaign and Higher Education

08/23/2012

"Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all." (Charles Rangel) ~ Participation is one of the best methods of educating.

08/23/2012

PACE Calendar of Events this FALL! JOIN US! All events at Salisbury University!

SEPTEMBER
17 - Youssef Aboul-Enein, USN, Islamic Studies Chair, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair. He currently serves as a Senior Counter-Terrorism Advisor for DoD. Speaks at SU. 6:30pm Worcester Room.
19 – World Café planning meeting 6pm PACE
24 – Harris/Rosen Debate at 7pm Wicomico Room

OCTOBER
3 – Dream Act Forum 7pm Wicomico Room
9 – National Conventions Student Presentations 7pm TETC 153
15 – Gay Marriage Forum 7pm Wicomico Room
16 – Presidential Debate Watch 9pm GUC Fireside Lounge

NOVEMBER
6 - Election Day – GO VOTE!

08/21/2012

"A college should not be a haven from worldly contention but a place where young people fight out among and within themselves contending ideas of the meaningful life, and where they discover that self-interest need not be at odds with concern for one another... Democracy depends on it." - Andrew Delbanco (2012)

08/04/2012

Delmarva Crossroads, an up and coming Wicomico County, Md. website and weekly newspaper, is seeking a freelance reporter who can cover local municipal news. The reporter must be able to attend Salisbury City Council meetings - held every Monday, at varied times - and Wicomico County Council meetings - held twice a month, usually on Tuesdays, at varied times. We are looking for a responsible, driven person who can accurately and objectively portray the dealings of both government bodies. The reporter must be able to write on deadline. Experience in journalism is preferred, and experience in writing is a must. Must have own, reliable transportation and must live in the general area. Compensation is per article, and ranges from $50-$70 depending on how much time is spent on the story. Please send a resume and writing samples to [email protected]. We welcome any questions you may have about this position. Call 443-736-8025.

06/12/2012
Let's Be Shore

Let's Be Shore

Sharing views of what it is like to live on Maryland's Eastern Shore

06/05/2012

“The professors here are down-to-earth, friendly and just passionate about what they are teaching. ... Salisbury strives not only to challenge students academically, but to make them well-rounded as possible.” This is what students are saying about Salisbury University in The Princeton Review’s recently released The Best 376 Colleges. This marks the 13th consecutive year SU has been included in the national guidebook

05/19/2012

Indian Sustainability Professor Visits SU!! Is sustainable development possible in India? Dr. Praveen Saptarshi explores such issues, and the applications for the United States and other modern societies, when he visits SU as a J-1 Scholar from May 24 to June 29. Saptarshi is currently a sustainability management professor at the Indian Institute of Cost and Management Studies and Research in the city of Pune. Previously, he taught environmental science at the University of Pune and at its affiliated S.P. College. He also has taught SU students during two study abroad trips to India. A Gandhian activist as well as a scholar, Saptarshi is best known in India for his work with starting a village school in rural India. While in Salisbury, Saptarshi will be meeting with community groups and teaching an introductory Summer I course on India and Sustainability (ENVR 305) - open to any students. For more information or to schedule a meeting with Saptarshi, contact Dr. Mike Lewis at [email protected].

05/14/2012

Civil Liberties Discussion: Professor Ajmel Quesreshi of ACLU—Maryland and the Howard University School of Law discusses “Civil Liberties After 9/11” 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. His talk takes place in the meeting hall of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, 1324 Belmont Ave. Quesreshi examines the re-authorization of the National Defense Authorization Act, as well as the U.S. immigration policy, racial profiling and related challenges to civil rights and liberties. Providing commentary are Dr. Michael O’Loughlin of SU’s Political Science Department; Dr. John Routenberg, Salisbury physician; and Don Rush, Delmarva Public Radio news director. Sponsored by SU’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) and the Wicomico Neighborhood Congress, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call Mike Pretl at 443-323-3060 or e-mail [email protected].

The Capital Athletic Conference announced its yearly women's tennis awards and all six of Salisbury's starters earned tw...
05/09/2012
Iosue, Handlin, Alban lead six Sea Gulls named to All-CAC Women's Tennis Teams

The Capital Athletic Conference announced its yearly women's tennis awards and all six of Salisbury's starters earned two conference honors. Including Elaina Iosue, PACE’s student assistant! Congrats Elaina and the other SU women’s tennis players!!

The Capital Athletic Conference announced its yearly women’s tennis awards and all six of Salisbury’s starters earned two conference honors...

Capacity Building - AmeriCorps: Building the Capacity of Communities | 2012 National Service Impact.
05/07/2012
Capacity Building - AmeriCorps: Building the Capacity of Communities | 2012 National Service Impact.

Capacity Building - AmeriCorps: Building the Capacity of Communities | 2012 National Service Impact.

Volunteer Maryland, an AmeriCorps*State Program: Building Capacity across Issue Areas and Communities Volunteer Maryland, an AmeriCorps*State program of the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, has mobilized over 98,000 community volunteers since 1992. Over the years, the pro...

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PACE is a non-partisan institute committed to undergraduate learning that sparks interest in public affairs and civic engagement, and acts as a resource center for local government, nonprofits and public groups. PACE was launched with a generous grant from the Grayce B. Kerr Fund in 1999 to reinvigorate the idea of a state university as a place where civic involvement is encouraged, and where students' intellectual curiosity fosters political and community engagement. We follow the guidelines of SU's mission statement of: "Our highest purpose is to empower students with knowledge, skills, and core values that contribute to lifelong learning and active citizenship in a democratic society." To that end, PACE provides students with enriching learning experiences through interactive, thoughtful seminars; sponsoring a lecture series that brings top-level national political leaders to campus; policy and survey research; hands-on internships and much more. Distinguished faculty bolster our efforts by teaching courses in diverse disciplines, such as philosophy, political science, biology, history and communication arts. PACE impacts the civic life of the Eastern Shore by hosting public forums, events, leadership training sessions for local citizens, and motivating our students to use their talents and energy to become tomorrow's civic leaders.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(410) 677-5045

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