Politics Institute to Host 'Power Politics 101'

March 5, 2008

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University's Institute for Politics, Decency and Ethical Conduct will host "Power Politics 101" on March 11 at 6 p.m. in Social Science Building 119.

The event will open with a presentation by WSU political science faculty members Frank Guliuzza and Leah Murray discussing "Grassroots Politics: The Powerful Responsibilities of Delegates." Guliuzza, a former chair for the Weber County Republican Party, and Murray, a former chair for the Weber County Democratic Party, will discuss the role delegates play in the election of county and state public officials. The forum also will focus on how to get involved in all levels of politics.

Former U.S. Congressman James Hansen will follow with a presentation at 7 p.m. on "How to Win an Election." Hansen, who spent 11 terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will offer insight on how to run a successful campaign resulting in election to public office.

The Institute for Politics, Decency and Ethical Conduct was established in the Department of Political Science in WSU's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2007. The goal of the institute is to create greater awareness about political decency and educate and prepare future generations to make ethical decisions.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Political Science at 801-626-6694.

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Frank Guliuzza, chair, Department of Political Science & Philosophy
801-626-6698 • fguliuzza@weber.edu

Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
801-626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu