Coffee and Politics /programs/145-coffee-and-politics


Let's grab a cup of Starbucks and go to Professor David Speak's weekly political discussion in the Bronco Student Center. The discussion topics are up to you and the rest of the group but could cover anything from current events, recent political debates, theory, etc.

When: Tue, Mar 03, 2009 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST

Where: Other

Who organized the event

Resident Assistant

Detailed description

I will be taking some of my residents to join in the discussion regarding political issues with Dr. Speak. I have contacted Dr. Speak to let him know and will give him more specifics closer to the date of the program we will attend. I will spend money on Starbucks for about 10 of my residents to get them out of the building so "early" in the morning. Residents will be signed up in advance to ensure that they will attend this program.

Five out of eleven of my residents ended up attending. The program turned out really great though. We left the building at 8:00 am and went to Starbucks where we sat down for a little bit. We arrived in the Bronco Student Center at 8:55 am and everyone introduced themselves while we were waiting for a few others. The discussion included a discussion regarding one of my residents comments about whether or not she should spend money to revive the economy. We also discussed the individualism and capitalism of the United States and what role sustainability and environmental architecture plays in politics. My residents were active in the discussion and commented that they were thinking of attending the discussion next week as well.

Active or Passive?



Personal Development

Faculty Participant

Dr. David Speak, Political Science Department

Faculty involvement


Notes and File Attachments

Public note from Andy Schuster on Tue Mar 24 2009 at 12:24 AM

Andy Schuster

haha love the pic!

I wanna go next quarter sometime if this continues!

Public note from Sierra S. on Tue Mar 10 2009 at 2:15 PM

Sierra S.

Here is a picture from this program. I'm having a lot of trouble uploading the pictures though :(

Picture DSC04682.JPG (3 MB)