John C. Culver Public Policy Center

John C. Culver Public Policy Center The Culver Public Policy Center is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to encouraging civic engagement and public service. It honors the service of John C.
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Culver, who served the people of Iowa for 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Mission: To encourage civic engagement and public service.

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Congrats to Culver Fellow alumnus Quinn Slaven for being recognized with Awesomeness Award by his employer, LS2group!
12/08/2020

Congrats to Culver Fellow alumnus Quinn Slaven for being recognized with Awesomeness Award by his employer, LS2group!

Congratulations to LS2group Account Associate Quinn Slaven for being recognized this morning with the Awesomeness Award! Thank you Quinn, for your work in the community and your dedication to clients.

Check out Culver Fellow alumna Britney Samuelson's article on boosting after-school STEM learning opportunities for Iowa...
11/24/2020
After-school STEM learning gets a boost from the Million Girls Moonshot

Check out Culver Fellow alumna Britney Samuelson's article on boosting after-school STEM learning opportunities for Iowa school children!

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2020/11/24/iowa-stem-learning-gets-boost-million-girls-moonshot/6358959002/

The environment of after-school lend themselves uniquely to the kinds of hands-on, sleeves-rolled-up learning so critical to STEM education.

Register now for "Criminal Justice Futures," a free virtual program this Friday afternoon exploring legislative, law enf...
11/17/2020

Register now for "Criminal Justice Futures," a free virtual program this Friday afternoon exploring legislative, law enforcement, and community progress towards fairer, more effective criminal justice system outcomes.

The Simpson College Criminal Justice Futures program will feature a panel of 10 experts from various backgrounds discussing progress toward goals for improving criminal justice system outcomes.

This program is perfect for current students interested in criminal justice, alumni in the fields of public policy and law enforcement and anyone involved in law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Iowa. The program is also ideal for community activists and organizations seeking systemic reform.

Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3lDTUnI

Kudos and many thanks to the outstanding student leaders of Simpson College's Voter Engagement team: Culver Fellows Elis...
11/04/2020

Kudos and many thanks to the outstanding student leaders of Simpson College's Voter Engagement team: Culver Fellows Elise Sturgeon, Daniel Estrada, Kylie Doupnik, and Drake Wood! This team has worked tirelessly since early summer to prepare for the 2020 election season and position Simpson to set a new record for student voter turnout. Next time you see them on campus, give them a big thanks and (virtual) high five!

Calling all SimpCo students in Indianola Precincts 3 & 5! Catch a free shuttle to your polling place today (Masonic Hall...
11/03/2020

Calling all SimpCo students in Indianola Precincts 3 & 5!
Catch a free shuttle to your polling place today (Masonic Hall on Hwy 92). Shuttle will run a loop from Kent loading dock (D Street side) to Masonic Hall from 11am - 3pm AND 4pm - 8pm.

Make a voting plan - how will you get to your polling location? Students in Precinct 2 can walk right across the street ...
11/02/2020

Make a voting plan - how will you get to your polling location? Students in Precinct 2 can walk right across the street from campus while students in Precincts 3 & 5 can get a ride from us on November 3rd.

Simpson College
11/02/2020

Simpson College

Students, if you’re voting in-person on #ElectionDay, make sure you’re ready. Know your polling location and what you need to bring to the precinct. If your polling location is off-campus, there will be a shuttle to make sure you get where you need to go.

Get the details at https://bit.ly/34oxYqt #Election2020

#mondaymotivation #stormthepolls #youthvote
11/02/2020

#mondaymotivation #stormthepolls #youthvote

One more day. #MondayMotivation

For everything you need to know about voting this year, visit https://bit.ly/34oxYqt. #Election2020

SimpCo folks - if you missed last night's #OneSimpson Election Preparation & Support webinar, check out the recording! G...
10/30/2020
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing - Zoom

SimpCo folks - if you missed last night's #OneSimpson Election Preparation & Support webinar, check out the recording!
Great information from Culver Fellows, Student Development, Counseling, SGA, and RLC.

https://simpson.zoom.us/rec/share/wBQl8pOP2pMz8B6qGwakoGvpeV38lctXVyAVtGeLVa0NMdwUUb5zrp0FqHl-7Ca2.TbqOuAnqWBIsGzNb?startTime=1604014247000

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.

Another reason why Simpson College is one of America's best colleges for student voting!
10/30/2020

Another reason why Simpson College is one of America's best colleges for student voting!

The college will observe an altered class schedule on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. There is a built-in break from 12:05–2 p.m. to allow everyone in the #ONESimpson community a chance to vote.

For the full schedule and additional voting resources, visit https://bit.ly/34oxYqt.

The Simpsonian
10/29/2020

The Simpsonian

There will be an altered class schedule for Election Day this coming Tuesday. Here is a copy of the schedule in case you missed it!

No reason not to vote!
10/29/2020

No reason not to vote!

Find your polling location!
10/28/2020

Find your polling location!

Harvard Youth Poll finds high enthusiasm among 18 - 29 year-olds, 63% of whom report that they will "definitely be votin...
10/26/2020
Harvard Youth Poll

Harvard Youth Poll finds high enthusiasm among 18 - 29 year-olds, 63% of whom report that they will "definitely be voting" in this election. The youth vote is on track to hit record levels nationally and at Simpson College! #StormThePolls

https://iop.harvard.edu/youth-poll/harvard-youth-poll

, October 26, 2020 A national poll of America’s 18-to-29 year olds released today by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School found historic interest in the upcoming election, with a higher proportion of respondents indicating they will ‘definitely be voting’ than has been observed ...

Go out and vote! #EarlyVoting
10/26/2020

Go out and vote! #EarlyVoting

Simpson students: check out this preview of tonight's Vice Presidential Debate by scholar Joel Goldstein, writing for Sa...
10/07/2020
The Vice Presidential Debate: What to Watch for Tonight – Sabato's Crystal Ball

Simpson students: check out this preview of tonight's Vice Presidential Debate by scholar Joel Goldstein, writing for Sabato's Crystal Ball.

Make plans to attend the VP Debate Watch Party with Bingo in Black Box Theater at 8pm (35 people max for in-person event) -- or join the virtual watch party on Zoom. Link in comments.

https://centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/the-vice-presidential-debate-what-to-watch-for-tonight/

The Vice Presidential Debate: What to Watch for Tonight By Joel K. GoldsteinIn: 2020 PresidentPosted October 7, 2020 Dear Readers: In advance of tonight’s vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, we are pleased to feature a debate preview from our friend Joel Goldstein, one o...

Vote Everywhere at Simpson College
10/06/2020

Vote Everywhere at Simpson College

Early voting has begun in Iowa. If you are registered to vote early, head over to the Warren County Auditors Office and vote! #EarlyVoting #Vote

High school seniors: remember to file your FAFSA - and apply for the Culver Fellowship at Simpson College!
10/01/2020

High school seniors: remember to file your FAFSA - and apply for the Culver Fellowship at Simpson College!

Today is the day!

The 2021-2022 FAFSA is now available at studentaid.gov. We encourage you to fill it out as soon as possible to prepare for the next academic school year.

Simpson's school code is 001887

For more information visit our website: https://bit.ly/3l81Oor

Happy 150th birthday to The Simpsonian - the longest continuously-published student newspaper in the nation!https://thes...
10/01/2020
The Simpsonian celebrates 150 years

Happy 150th birthday to The Simpsonian - the longest continuously-published student newspaper in the nation!

https://thesimpsonian.com/30788/lifestyles/features/the-simpsonian-celebrates-150-years/

On Oct. 1, 1870, ten years after the Simpson College had opened, The Simpsonian published its first issue claiming to be the first and only college paper in western Iowa. “…The Simpsonian will become a permanent institution, continued year after year by the students,” the staff wrote in the fi...

Congrats to first-year Culver Fellows Scott Krueger and Andrew Flory - and the entire Simpson Speech & Debate squad - on...
09/30/2020

Congrats to first-year Culver Fellows Scott Krueger and Andrew Flory - and the entire Simpson Speech & Debate squad - on their first big victories of the season!

The Simpson College debate team won its first tournament of the young season by dominating the competition at the Queens College Big Apple Tournament on Sept. 27. Scott Krueger and Andrew Flory led the effort with individual championships.

Read more: https://bit.ly/36lbLuG

Simpson College
09/30/2020

Simpson College

Larry Sabato, one of the nation’s most respected political analysts, will break down #Election2020 when he delivers the virtual Culver Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. Sabato is a New York Times bestselling author, a four-time Emmy winner and the founder and director of the UVA Center for Politics and Sabato’s Crystal Ball.

Read more and register: https://bit.ly/3lcVTij

HeadCount
09/24/2020

HeadCount

Thrilled to be a part of Democracy Comes Alive: A Virtual Festival To Get Out The Vote. Check your voter registration or donate to HeadCount to access the livestream: www.democracycomesalive.com

Simpson College is recognized again as one of America's best colleges for student voting, with the third highest student...
09/24/2020
America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting 2020

Simpson College is recognized again as one of America's best colleges for student voting, with the third highest student voter registration rate in the nation in 2018!

Kudos to Culver Fellows Elise Sturgeon, Daniel Estrada, Kylie Doupnik, and Drake Wood for leading the charge on student voting as Ambassadors for the Andrew Goodman Foundation Vote Everywhere program and the Campus Election Engagement Project! And congrats to alumni Danielle Bates, Abby Schulte, and Levi Lefebure on achieving an 87.4% student voter registration rate in 2018!

https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/september-october-2020/americas-best-colleges-for-student-voting-2/

The schools doing the most to turn students into citizens.

Calling all Iowa college students! The virtual Iowa Campus Voting Summit is tomorrow. Register and join the program to l...
09/24/2020
2020 Iowa Voter Summit

Calling all Iowa college students! The virtual Iowa Campus Voting Summit is tomorrow. Register and join the program to learn about strategies for maximizing student voter turnout this fall.

https://vote.uiowa.edu/summit/

The Iowa Campus Voting Summit will be hosted online on September 25th, 2020 from 12 pm-4 pm CT. Individuals can register for this free virtual event here. Please share this opportunity widely. The University of Iowa, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, Iowa Campus Compact, and the Students Lear.....

Simpson College has one of the highest voter-turnout rates among college campuses in the United States, and it's easy to...
09/22/2020
‎Speaking of Simpson on Apple Podcasts

Simpson College has one of the highest voter-turnout rates among college campuses in the United States, and it's easy to see why during the new episode of Speaking of Simpson as host Brian Steffen speaks with Culver Fellows Elise Sturgeon and Kylie Doupnik. Elise and Kylie are working as Ambassadors for the Andrew Goodman Foundation's Vote Everywhere program to get students registered to vote and to help them find safe and secure voting options for the Nov. 3 general election.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/56-getting-the-vote-out-at-simpson/id1478355344

‎Education · 2020

Check out the new Culver Center tent! Culver Fellows will be stationed outside Kent until 5:30pm today for National Vote...
09/22/2020

Check out the new Culver Center tent! Culver Fellows will be stationed outside Kent until 5:30pm today for National Voter Registration Day. Stop by to get registered and make a plan to #StormThePolls!

Vote Everywhere at Simpson College
09/22/2020

Vote Everywhere at Simpson College

Today’s the day! Come see us outside of Kent throughout the day for treat bags and voter registration! Bring either an Iowa Driver’s License or the last 4 digits of your social security number to register

Happy National Voter Registration Day! Simpson students: stop by the tent outside Kent today to get registered and make ...
09/22/2020

Happy National Voter Registration Day! Simpson students: stop by the tent outside Kent today to get registered and make a plan to #StormThePolls!

Vote Everywhere at Simpson College
09/21/2020

Vote Everywhere at Simpson College

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day! We’ll be tabling outside Kent tomorrow to hand out goodie bags and help you register. Stop on by!

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Indianola, IA
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Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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The Peace Alliance e-Newsletter "Peacebuilding Cornerstones and Advocacy efforts in June 2017 : Views from the Frontlines of International Peacebuilding. On 20th June @ 9 PM (New York Time) Srimal Fernando shares his knowledge, insights into local peacebuilding efforts and how US Aid strengthened good governance and peacebuilding in Sri Lanka " Reconciliation is a key to national healing of wounds after ending a violent conflict. For Sri Lanka, the relations with the U.S. are the most important. Over the years, the United States supported the island nation in their efforts to secure stability and lasting peace in this post conflict situation. Srimal Fernando is a shining example who is committed and acts to promote nonviolence, peace, and justice in Sri Lanka. He shares his knowledge, insights into local peacebuilding efforts and how US Aid strengthened good governance and peacebuilding in Sri Lanka
Peace Alliance - National Monthly Call June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (New York Time ) Peace Alliance National Field Call for June will feature special guest Srimal Fernando, sharing insights into USAID’s peacebuilding operations in Sri Lanka and elsewhere. We will also hear from a member of the DOP committee, share training and information on a powerful new international peacebuilding bill, and hear news from around the country from peacebuilders like YOU! Welcome! A native of Sri Lanka, Srimal Fernando is the Gobal Editor of the Foreign Exchange Diplomatic Society (based in South Africa) and an active international journalist." Peace Alliance Special Guest will be sharing his personal experience of USAID's Peacebuilding work! How did the US support the work of reconciliation after decades of civil war in Sri Lanka? And how are these methods used around the world by US actors?