The Freedom to Know: Freedom of Information and Open Government in the 21st Century

Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 at 2:30 pm – 305 Carver Hall

Panelists include Clark Kauffman, Perry Beeman, Lisa Rood and Tom Barton of the Des Moines Register as well as Lauris Olson of Ames365.com. Part of the First Amendment Day Celebration.
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Freedom March
9:00 a.m., Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.
Freedom March, begins at City Hall and ends at steps of Curtiss Hall

Journalism Kids Do Better
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Pioneer Room, Memorial Union
High School Seminar with Jack Dvorak, journalism professor, Indiana University

Discover Your Freedom at Iowa State University
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Pioneer Room, Memorial Union
Lindsay Gilbert, Greenlee School Student Services

Feast on the First Amendment
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Central Campus
Food, music, drama, chalk the campus, soap box debates & exhibits

The Freedom to Know: Freedom of Information and Open Government in the 21st Century
2:30 p.m.-3:55 p.m., Carver 305
Panelists include Clark Kauffman, Perry Beeman, Lee Rood and Tom Barton of the Des Moines Register as well as Lauris Olson of Ames365.com.

Roundtable discussion with the Iowa State Daily
4:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Hamilton Hall 172.

Keynote: Spreading the Gospel of the First Amendment
Polk County District Judge, Odell McGhee

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union
Includes the presentation of the 2009 Champions of the First Amendment Awards

For more information: http://fad.jlmc.iastate.edu/

Cosponsored By:
  • Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
  • Iowa State Daily
  • Lee Enterprises
  • VEISHEA
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Stay for the entire event, including the brief question-and-answer session that follows the formal presentation. Most events run 75 minutes.

Sign-ins are after the event concludes. For lectures in the Memorial Union, go to the information desk in the Main Lounge. In other academic buildings, look for signage outside the auditorium.

Lecture Etiquette

  • Stay for the entire lecture and the brief audience Q&A. If a student needs to leave early, he or she should sit near the back and exit discreetly.
  • Do not bring food or uncovered drinks into the lecture.
  • Check with Lectures staff before taking photographs or recording any portion of the event. There are often restrictions. Cell phones, tablets and laptops may be used to take notes or for class assignments.
  • Keep questions or comments brief and concise to allow as many as possible.