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 2022

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Times Talk: Calling People Into Conversation for the Greater Good, Donnette Noble Ph.D. and Brittney Squire

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The COVID-19 Outbreak in Latin America, Marco Macias Ph.D. and Matthew Rome

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The Constitution’s Democracy, or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Republic, Jay Steinmetz Ph.D.

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Free Speech Panel, Jay Steinmetz Ph.D.

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What to Expect in a Sexual Assault Exam, Trisha Haskell and Shaley Knickerbocker

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Women in the Law, Wendy M. Rohleder-Sook J.D.

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The Importance of Bipartisanship and Young Legislators, Noah Erichsen

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Crisis In Ukraine, Amber Nickell Ph.D.

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City Business: Colorado Springs and the Rise of the Libertarian Party, Greg Atkins Ph.D.

Submissions from 2021

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Gerrymandering: Trump Card for the Majority Party, Gary Brinker Ph.D.

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The Intersection of Trauma and Mental Health in a Higher Education Setting, Ziwei Qi Ph.D. and Garrett McBlair

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 Ph.D.

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The Business of Being the Chosen One: Evangelicals' Unwavering Support for President Donald Trump, Greg Atkins Ph.D.

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

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The Latest on the Vaping Injury Outbreak, Robert Duffy

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Violence Erupting in Latin America, Marco Macias Ph.D.

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 Ph.D. and Wendy Rohleder-Sook J.D.

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

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The Stigma of Metal Illness, Brooke Mann M.S. and Ashley Lockwood

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Should Professors Sign Petitions?, Peter Tramel Ph.D.

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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 Ph.D., Kayelani Kirschbaum, and Claire Nickerson MLIS

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Legislative Professionalism and Representation, Connor Mountford

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Domestic Terrorism: The Human Factor, Patricia Levy Ph.D.

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Identity Politics, Jay Steinmetz Ph.D.

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The Adolescent Brain of the So Called Juvenile Super Predator, April Terry Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D., Brooke Mann, and Whitney Whitaker Ph.D.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Greg Weisenborn Ph.D.

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

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

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Food Recalls: What, Why and How, Glen McNeil M.S.

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Impeachment for Dummies, Larry Gould Ph.D.

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Revenge Porn: Sexual Abuse in Cyberspace, Kweillin Lucas

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Cuddly Killers, Greg Farley Ph.D.

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Practical Tips for Protecting Your Online Privacy, Claire Nickerson MLIS

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The Other F Word, Hollie Marquess M.A. and Amanda Buday Ph.D.

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

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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 Ph.D.

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First Generation College Students, Brett Bruner Ph.D.

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Social Media in Social Movements, Amanda Buday Ph.D.

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Fake News, Nathan Elwood MLIS and Cyndi Landis MLS

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Banned Books Week, Sharon Wilson and Mary Elizabeth Downing-Turner MLIS

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President Trump and the Media, Larry Gould Ph.D. and Dan Kulmala Ph.D.

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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 Ph.D.

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

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Whither of the Electoral College?, Larry Gould Ph.D. and Joseph Romance Ph.D.

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What Students Need To Know About Copyright, Claire Nickerson MLIS

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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, Larry Gould Ph.D. and Joseph Romance Ph.D.

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, Larry Gould Ph.D. and Joseph Romance Ph.D.

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Open Access Week, Claire Nickerson MLIS

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Kansas Speaks 2016, Gary Brinker Ph.D. and Chapman Rackaway Ph.D.

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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 Ph.D.

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Gender-Based Violence, Keegan Nichols Ph.D. and Holly Weiss

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The Election of 2016, Josephine Squires Ph.D., Jian Sun Ph.D., Larry Gould Ph.D., 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 Ph.D.

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Kansas Speaks, Gary Brinker Ph.D. and Chapman Rackaway Ph.D.

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 Ph.D.

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Social Networking Doping, Hsin-Yen Yang Ph.D.

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

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

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

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Campus Safety Initiative, Keegan Nichols Ph.D. and Holly Weiss

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Paid to Play?, Brad Haynes

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Global Challenges: Seven Revolutions, Shala Mills Ph.D.

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

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Low Wage America, Norman Caufield Ph.D.

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Truth or Consequences, Deb Ludwig MLIS, MaryAlice Wade MLS, and Tom Lippert MBA

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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 Ph.D.

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Campus Safety & The Red Flag Campaign, Christie Brungardt Ph.D., 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 Ph.D.