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September 2018

KU Blood Drive at the Dole Institute

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States

Save a life in your local community and give blood during the KU Blood Drive! The Dole Institute will host a donation site on Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Simons Media Room. Book your appointment today by clicking here.  All presenting donors receive a free KU t-shirt while supplies last! Questions: Call Kay Reeves at (816) 213-2728

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Discussion groups | Political Campaigns, Top to Bottom: Data, Door Knocking and the 2018 Midterms

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week three: The Small Money Revolution: How Tech is Changing How Campaigns Are Funded National campaigns are experiencing major shifts in the ability to solicit and collect low-dollar contributions from individuals across the country. How does this affect local campaigns and how can they compete with larger organizations and candidates? For this conversation, Kelly Dietrich will welcome Lily Gold, director of strategic operations for Mothership Strategies. Gold currently leads a team that focuses on email fundraising for Democrats around the country.…

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BUILDING CLOSED UNTIL 1 p.m. | Naturalization Ceremony

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute will be closed to the general public on Friday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Naturalization Ceremony. It will re-open for normal business hours at 1 p.m. For questions on the Naturalization Ceremony, please contact Jared Harsin, Division Manager for the U.S. District Court of Kansas via email at Jared_Harsin@ksd.uscourts.gov.

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MUSEUM GALLERY CLOSED AT 3 p.m.

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute's museum gallery will be closed to the general public on Sunday, Sept. 30 beginning at 3 p.m. for the Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture. It will re-open for normal business hours on Monday, Oct. 1.

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Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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When Sen. Bob Dole was hospitalized at Walter Reed Hospital in 2011, Sen. Elizabeth Dole became a firsthand witness to the hardships experienced by the caregivers to our nation’s veterans. The experience prompted her to found the Elizabeth Dole Foundation in support of military caregivers. The 2018 Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture will focus on the frontlines of this care crisis. The panel discussion will include Meg Kabat, national director of the Caregiver Support Program for the Department of…

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October 2018

Discussion groups | Political Campaigns, Top to Bottom: Data, Door Knocking and the 2018 Midterms

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week four: Social, Text, Email, Digital, Mail and TV: Communicating with Voters of Every Age For decades, the mainstay of any political communication plan was TV and mail. Now, digital and social media advertising are challenging the supremacy of the old ways and offering cheaper alternatives for candidates to communicate with even more specific voters. How are these tools being adopted on local campaigns? How do they change a campaign’s priorities and relationship with its supporters? Kelly Dietrich is joined in…

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Ft. Leavenworth series | Retreats, Riots and Reds: The Russian Annus Horribilis

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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When Tsar Nicholas II took personal command of the Imperial Russian Army in 1915, he hoped to salvage the military situation on the eastern front. The issues on the front line paled, however, in comparison to the troubles at home. Sean Kalic and Gates Brown illustrate the vital connection between the home front and the front line of battle by examining the impacts of the Russian revolutions on the Russian army. This program is free and open to the public.

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Better Angels: Can We Depolarize America?

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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In strained political times, Better Angels is taking on deep divisions in the United States. A nonpartisan nonprofit, the core of the group’s mission is to heal political divides in our nation through community-based alliances, workshops and constructive debate. Regional coordinator Rob Robertson arrives for a program examining Better Angels and its approach to reducing political polarization. This program is free and open to the public. -- This is the first installment of the Edward F. Reilly Lecture, a newly…

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Discover with Dole

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Drop by the Dole Institute on the first Saturday of each month for an interactive, kid-friendly visit to discover uniquely themed items in the museum and archives. Activities include crafts, puzzles, coloring, and museum gallery activities. Families with young children encouraged! All programs and events at the Dole Institute are free and open to the public.

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Discussion groups | Political Campaigns, Top to Bottom: Data, Door Knocking and the 2018 Midterms

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week five: Polling & Data: How do we Track and Predict the Outcome of Elections? Polling is always one of the focal points for the public’s attention leading up to elections. In 2016, very few pollsters forecasted the Trump win accurately. Some blame this on the Clinton campaign’s reliance on analytics and modeling, rather than polling and door-to-door experience. Can polling and data work together in the future? -- About Fall 2018 discussion groups: Technology has transformed every aspect of…

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