Times Talk Archive
Times Talk is a series hosted by the American Democracy Project providing short presentations to the Fort Hays State University community relating to civic or political engagement, civil discourse, and social or political issues. Presentations are based on a topic-relevant New York Times article that has been published within the last three years.

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Submissions from 2020

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Why Don't We Vote? Civic Engagement on College Campuses, Kaytee Wisley

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The Road to Income Inequality: Culture Wars, Conservatism, and the Rise of Neoliberalism, Daniel McClure

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The Business of Being the Chosen One: Evangelicals' Unwavering Support for President Donald Trump, Gregory Atkins

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Contemporary Antisemitism in America: A Legacy of Hate in Current Times, Patricia Levy

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The Latest on the Vaping Injury Outbreak, Robert Duffy

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Violence Erupting in Latin America, Marcus Macias

Submissions from 2019

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Civic Engagement With Refugee and Immigrant Populations in Southwest Kansas, Kendal Carswell and Larisa White

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Free Speech, Jay Steinmetz and Wendy Rohleder-Sook

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Gerrymandering: An Ace in the Hole for the Party in Power, Gary Brinker

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The Stigma of Metal Illness, Brooke Mann and Ashley Lockwood

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Should Professors Sign Petitions?, Peter Tramel

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Evolution, Catherine Sartin

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Admissions Scandal, Carolyn Tatro and Jon Armstrong

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Affordable Educations: Open Educational Resources, Brad DeMers, Elodie Jones, Kayelani Kirschbaum, and Claire Nickerson

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Legislative Professionalism and Representation, Connor Mountford

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Domestic Terrorism: The Human Factor, Patricia Levy

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Identity Politics, Jay Steinmetz

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The Adolescent Brain of the So Called Juvenile Super Predator, April Terry and Ashley Lockwood

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Benefits of the Unicameral Legislature as Modeled by Nebraska, Michael Musgrove

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FHSU Women: Past and Present, Christie Brungardt and Brooklynn E. Bracelin

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Online Security, Jessica States

Submissions from 2018

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Civil Rights Then & Now, Lucy Partlow-Loyall

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Psychology of Mass Shootings: Myths vs. Realities, Trey Hill PhD, Brooke Mann, and Whitney Whitaker

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Greg Weisenborn

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The Holocaust and American Memory: Teaching Genocide with Young Adult Literature, Hollie Marquess and Sharon Wilson

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Current Updates in Title IX, Christie Brungardt, Elaine M. Parkinson, and Brooklynn E. Bracelin

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Food Recalls: What, Why and How, Glen McNeil

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Impeachment for Dummies, Larry Gould

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Revenge Porn: Sexual Abuse in Cyberspace, Kweillin Lucas

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Cuddly Killers, Greg Farley

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Practical Tips for Protecting Your Online Privacy, Claire Nickerson

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The Other F Word, Hollie Marquess and Amanda Buday

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Food Safety: Its Effect on You and Your Diet, Glen McNeil

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Gerrymandering: District Lines and Democracy, Connor Mountford and John Colclazier

Submissions from 2017

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Drug Courts, Paul Lucas

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500 Years of Protestant Christianity, Paul Faber

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First Generation College Students, Brett Bruner

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Social Media in Social Movements, Amanda Buday

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Fake News, Nathan Elwood and Cyndi Landis

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Banned Books Week, Sharon Wilson and Elizabeth Chance

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President Trump and the Media, Lawrence Gould and Dan Kulmala

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Experiential Learning, Tim Crowley

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Making the Connection, National Campus Leaders Summit

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The Reality of Virtual Reality, Gordon Carlson

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History of Working Women in the 20th Century, Hollie Marquess and Sharon Wilson

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Whither of the Electoral College?, Lawrence Gould and Joseph Romance

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What Students Need To Know About Copyright, Claire Nickerson

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Violence & Safety on Campus, Amy Gildemeister and Brett Chrisler

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Build Your Resume with Travel, Ashley Templeton

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Implications of a Trump Administration: Global, National, & Local, Lawrence Gould and Joseph Romance

Submissions from 2016

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Game Changing Elections and the Origins of Presidential Politics, Edward J. Larson

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The Election, Lawrence Gould and Joseph Romance

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Open Access Week, Claire Nickerson

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Kansas Speaks 2016, Gary Brinker and Chapman Rackaway

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Red Flag Campaign, Kaiti Dinges

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Mental Health on College Campuses, Gina Smith

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Banned Books Week, Sharon Wilson

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It is Time for Us to Be Disobedient, Patrick D. Roscoe

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Pressure of perfection Mental Health on College Campuses, Brandi Mathis and Chelsea Wheeler

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Making the Business Case for Gay Rights, Rose Helens-Hart

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Gender-Based Violence, Keegan Nichols and Holly Weiss

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The Election of 2016, Josephine Squires, Jian Sun, Larry Gould, and Bryan Bennett

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Women's History Month, Janna Wilkinson and Kaiti Dinges

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Gifted Education, Linda Smith, Joey Schmidt, Braden Allmond, and Kayce Feldkamp

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Tiger Food Exchange, Sarah Bailey

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Severe Storms and Storm Chasing, P. Grady Dixon

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Kansas Speaks, Gary Brinker and Chapman Rackaway

Submissions from 2015

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Fraternity and Sorority Life, Jacob Ternes

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Cuba and the U.S. toward Normalization, Norman Caufield

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Social Networking Doping, Hsin-Yen Yang

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We're a Culture, Not a Costume, Amber White

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The Red Flag Campaign 2015, Christie Brungardt, Janna Wilkinson, and Kaiti Dinges

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Distinct & Complementary: Faculty Senate, AAUP and the Work of Shared Governance at FHSU, Keith Campbell, Tony Gabel, David Goodlett, and Lorie Cook-Benjamin

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Campus Safety Initiative, Keegan Nichols and Holly Weiss

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Paid to Play?, Brad Haynes

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Global Challenges: Seven Revolutions, Shala Mills

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The Big Stupid Internet: Why You Should Fear It, Gordon Carlson

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Low Wage America, Norman Caufield

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Truth or Consequences, Deb Ludwig, MaryAlice Wade, and Tom Lippert

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How to Be a Water-Wise Tiger, Ashley Templeton and Alan Dreith

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Black Lives Matter, Amber White and Denesha Jones

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Relationship Status Quo, Danielle Dougherty

Submissions from 2014

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Saving the Ogallala Aquifer, Julene Bair

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The Many Faces of Hunger, Jean Gleichsner

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Midterm Elections with Dr. Joe Romance, Joseph Romance

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Campus Safety & The Red Flag Campaign, Christie Brungardt, Sadie Lungren, Holly Weiss, and Kaiti Dinges

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Ukraine: Understanding the Facts, Sergey Zhykin

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A Look on the Wild Side, Brenna Johnson and Carly McCracken

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Google Plus, Robert Moody

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The Dream Share Project, Patti Griffin

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The Cuddly Kitty is Deadlier Thank You Think, Greg Farley

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Ethics in Media, Zach Kastens

Submissions from 2013

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Hunger Touches Everyone, Jean Gleichsner

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Is Obesity a Disease?, Gregory Kandt

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Red Flag Campaign 2013, Christie Brungardt

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Part-Time USA, Norman Caufield

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Next Generation Science Standards, Paul Adams

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Women in Agriculture, Brittany Howell

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The Face of Global Hunger, Terry Wasinger and Rick McNary

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Disaster Narratives of Survivorship, Patricia Levy