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Des Moines Sertoma Club Newsletter: October 2012

October days lead to autumn colors, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses along with days such as Columbus Day columbus%20day.gif, Boss’s Day Boss%20Day.gif, Sweetest Day Sweetest%20Day.gif (I have to admit I’ve never heard of this one), the greatest day of them all “Halloween”halloween.jpg and of course great Sertoma SpeakersSertoma.gif!!!

October 2nd, our speaker is Dave Lyons, formerly on the Iowa Insurance Commission to discuss his new business venture cooperative insurance program.

The speaker on October 16th is Professor Arthur Sanders awards:1994 Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year, 2004 Stalnaker Lecturer, 2006 Centennial Scholar, and Ellis and Nelle Distinguished Professor of Politics

I received my B.A. degree from Franklin and Marshall College (1978) and my Ph.D. from Harvard University (1982). I came to Drake in the fall of 1990. My areas of research include the formation and dynamics of public opinion, the role of the media and the impact of money, political parties and interest groups on our political processes. I have published four books on American politics, the most recent in 2007 titled Losing Control: Presidential Elections and the Decline of Democracy, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. I teach classes on the American political process, public opinion, elections, media and politics, women and politics, and comparative political parties and interest groups. My current research focus is a project on the role of money and interest groups on elections and health care policy in Iowa. I currently serve as both Director of Drake's Honors Program and Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations, as well as a part-time position as Associate Provost. I am a frequent commentator on Iowa and national politics through both local and national media outlets.


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