Monday, November 10, 2014

[185] University women promote MTSU’s American Democracy Project Nov. 13

MURFREESBORO — What is the key to getting college students more engaged in the democratic process, especially in an election year?

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Murfreesboro will present Dr. Mary Evins, an MTSU history professor and coordinator for the American Democracy Project, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in Room 101 of the Ingram Building, 2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

Evins said one of the project’s goals is to increase “students’ growth in awareness of American heritage and their personal responsibilities in a participatory democracy.”

The American Democracy Project was founded in 2003 as an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in partnership with The New York Times. It is a “multi-campus initiative focused on public education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed engaged citizens for our democracy,” according to

A dinner will precede Evins’ presentation at 5 p.m. for a fee of $5 per plate. Reservations may be made by contacting Dr. Ayne Cantrell, MTSU professor emerita, at 615-893-1786 or

AAUW of Murfreesboro works toward equity for women and girls in education and in the workplace. Membership is open to anyone with a college degree. For more information, contact Dr. Meredith Dye at or go to

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