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July 2018

Historical Interpreter: Deborah Sampson

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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In the waning years of the American Revolutionary War, Deborah Sampson felt a higher calling as she heard news of the rebellion while in Massachusetts. Her response? The former indentured servant and schoolteacher disguised herself in men’s clothing and enlisted in the Continental Army under the name “Robert Shurtlieff.” Historical interpreter Judith Kalaora visits the Dole Institute to bring Sampson’s fascinating story to life, including Sampson’s arduous upbringing, years in active combat and success as a professional soldier.

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August 2018

Ft. Leavenworth series | The Forgotten Home Front

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Often called the “Forgotten War,” the Korean War was, in fact, the ignored war. It was ignored not because Americans did not care, but because they cared too much about the threat posed by Communism and the Soviet Union. Dr. Janet Valentine examines the Korean War home front in context of America’s fear of Soviet Communism and the possibility of nuclear annihilation.

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Discover with Dole

August 4 @ 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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Party on the Patio

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Party on the Patio is your chance to get involved with the Dole Institute's Student Advisory Board! Kick back on the patio with friends, free burgers and snow cones, and hear from special guest speaker Josh Dawsey! Dawsey is a White House reporter for the Washington Post and an analyst for CNN. He previously covered the White House for Politico, and New York City Hall and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the Wall Street Journal. Grab your food starting at 5:30 p.m., with the program…

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September 2018

Discover with Dole

September 1 @ 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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Ft. Leavenworth series | The Italian Home Front in World War II

September 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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A wide variety of complex and diverse aspects defined the Italian experience as both enemy and ally during World War II. Lou DiMarco will lead an examination of these themes, drawing on topics such as daily life in Italy during the war, the role of the Mafia and the Italian resistance movement. The Italian experience was unique in many ways and greatly impacted the formation of the post-war Italian Republic. This program is free and open to the public.

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Journalism and Politics Lecture: The Kansas Midterms

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The race to Election Day is heating up, providing one of the state’s most fascinating midterm cycles in recent memory. Guests can get an inside look at many of the seats in play at the 2018 Journalism and Politics Lecture. A panel of Kansas journalists discuss how they cover the midterm elections, highlight key races across the state and predict what might happen on Election Day. Panelists will include Mary Clarkin of the Hutchinson News, Jim McLean of the Kansas News…

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

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week one: Crafting a Winning Message in the Age of Trump: Is All Politics Still Local? Every campaign struggles with how to communicate with voters. The maxim used to be, “All politics is local.” Does this hold true in today’s charged political atmosphere? How can local campaigns cut through the national focus on the Trump administration? -- About Fall 2018 discussion groups: Technology has transformed every aspect of the modern political campaign, from polling to messaging to fundraising and beyond.…

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Constitution Day: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the 14th Amendment

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Proposed after the Civil War and ratified in 1868, the 14th Amendment is perhaps the single most important amendment to the Constitution. The 14th Amendment guaranteed citizenship to the former slaves and their descendants, and it also guaranteed "due process of law" and "equal protection of the laws" with respect to actions by state and local governments. Over time and as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court, the 14th Amendment has dramatically expanded the civil rights of all Americans and…

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

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week two: Targeting Voters: Big Data at the Local Level How do campaigns, with more personal data on voters available than ever, decide who to target to win? How can this data be used in traditional campaign activities like canvassing? Kelly Dietrich is joined by John Hagner, partner with Clarity Campaign Labs, and Jason Perkey, vice president at JVA Campaigns and political consultant for TargetSmart. Hagner oversees consulting and strategic service offerings, working with clients like the Democratic Governor's Association, EMILY's…

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