Dahlonega, Ga- The University Press of North Georgia is hosting a book launch for their new book Basics of American Government. The launch will be held on September 22 in the upstairs Starbucks Lounge during the meeting hour (12:45-2:00pm). Also during Constitution week the American Democracy Project is hosting an essay contest with a deadline of 4 pm on September 16.
Basics of American Government is purposed to be an effective, low cost alternative to American Government textbooks currently on the market. This book has been a collaborative effort between eight current and one former faculty members in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at North Georgia College and State University. The University will sell this text book for $27.99 making it reasonable and affordable choice for professors and students.
The authors and editors will be available to discuss the book as well as sign any copies.
North Georgia College and State University, American Democracy Project, and the Liberty Tree Initiative are sponsoring a student essay contest in honor of Constitution and Citizenship Day 2011. The contest will be addressing the issue of the Defense of Marriage Act and the U.S. Constitution. Papers will be judged based on content, critical analysis and strength of the argument. There will be monetary awards ranging from $175 to $50 for the top three finalists. Papers must be submitted to Dr. Michael Proulx in the History Department, 38 B Walker Dr., no later than 4PM on Friday, September 16th. Check your North Georgia email for official rules.
The University Press of North Georgia is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that believes local is global. Their primary function is to promote education and research, with a special emphasis on local and global cultures. The American Democracy Project for Civic Engagement is a national, multi-campus initiative that seeks to foster informed civic engagement in the United States. The project seeks to create a greater intellectual understanding and commitment to participate in the civic life of the United States. The Liberty Tree Initiative is a 1 for All campaign to raise awareness of the First Amendment. It is designed to bring thought-provoking First Amendment programs and speakers to university and college campuses nationwide.