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Democracy USA Project Awarded CEEP-NC Grant

09.24.2012

High Point University professor, Joseph BlosserHIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 24, 2012 – The High Point University Democracy USA Project has been awarded a grant through the Campus Election Engagement Project of North Carolina (CEEP-NC).

The grant is an initiative of the North Carolina Campus Compact, whose mission is to build the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically engaged graduates and strengthen the N.C. communities. With its intent to support a campus-wide, strategic and comprehensive approach to election engagement, the grant signifies the Democracy USA is the perfect recipient because it is doing just that.

With the grant, Democracy USA will host a lecture by Dr. Caryn Musil, vice president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, a lunch with Musil, student viewing parties of the presidential debates and election night as well as voter registration efforts.

“We are very thankful to CEEP-NC for choosing HPU as one of its grant sites. The grant provides the HPU Democracy USA Project with expanded resources to engage students in the 2012 Election,” says Dr. Joseph Blosser, director of service learning and assistant professor of religion and philosophy. Blosser serves as the leader of the Democracy USA Project.

This is the second grant the project has received in addition to the HPU Think Big Grant that is awarded yearly to fund experiential learning initiatives at HPU. Democracy USA was selected by a committee of administrators as the sole winner of the $50,000 grant this year, which supported the project initially.

For more about the Democracy USA Project, see http://www.highpoint.edu/democracyusa

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