TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter from the Director................. 1 Dole Leadership Prize.................... 2 Programming Review.................... 4 commemorateADA......................... 6 Dole Archives................................... 8 Student Advisory Board............... 10
CREDITS Civic Engagement......................... 12 Awards and Scholarships............ 14 Looking Back................................. 16 We are the Dole Institute.............. 18 Support our Mission..................... 20 Our Supporters.............................. 21
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One six-week period in the fall of 2015 demonstrated the mission of the Dole Institute and its value to the University of Kansas campus and the nation. In that short period of time, we illustrated our ability to attract major speakers from diverse backgrounds and fields, highlighted the amazing students we have on campus and collaborated with another school here at the University of Kansas. From the Oct. 25 Friends of the Dole Institute Dinner, which featured three KU Journalism School students discussing a wonderful Sen. Bob Dole documentary they produced; to Nov. 23, when former President Bill Clinton joined us to accept the 2015 Dole Leadership Prize; to Dec. 3, when World Series Champion G.M. Dayton Moore of the Kansas City Royals arrived to explain how his team had reached the pinnacle of the baseball world for the first time in 30 years. Let’s look at each of these events and what they accomplished. One of our extraordinary students, Eric Pahls, proposed that the KU Journalism School fund a documentary about Sen. Dole. With fantastic support from Dean Ann Brill and her team, Eric, joined by colleagues Evan Cifor and Caitlin Culhane, premiered the film at our annual Friends of the Dole Institute Dinner in October. Complete with spotlight and red carpet, it was a tremendous event rivaling the best of our Friends Dinners. What a splendid evening! In late November, we hosted President Bill Clinton, recipient of the 2015 Dole Leadership Prize. We had a capacity crowd at the Lied Center and the President’s thoughtful remarks drew rave reviews. Finally, in early December, we hosted World Series Champion G.M. Dayton Moore at two events. Moore discussed leadership and sports management at a special reception for our Friends and at a well-attended public program. As I am fond of saying, each of these events had many moving parts. The programs also showed an amazing amount of diversity; from a student-oriented program about our founder, to a former U.S. President, to the G.M. of the World Series Champions. Each program showed the value of service and leadership from very different perspectives. It would be difficult for me to find another six-week period of programming that better represents the bipartisan and balanced philosophical commitment expressed in our mission. I am blessed with an outstanding team and great support from KU. That’s how we get so much done, and that’s why running the Dole Institute is such a great pleasure.
William B. Lacy
Director, Dole Institute of Politics 1
DOLE LEADERSHIP PRIZE
When former U.S. President Bill Clinton took the stage at the Lied Center last November to accept the 2015 Dole Leadership Prize, he did so in front of a packed house. Consider this, however: every audience member—whether KU student, faculty, staff, Friend of the Dole Institute, special guest or Lawrence community member—walked through the doors that day with a free ticket. A mission of promoting bipartisanship, public service and civil discourse is only made stronger when it is presented free and open to all. Clinton accepted the prize in front of a crowd of over 2,000, speaking on bipartisanship, global progress and the need for collaboration. As he spoke, the individual threads were woven into
We are condemned to share the future. The only thing that’s open for question is what the terms of the sharing will be, and that is for you to decide. President Bill Clinton, Dole Leadership Prize Ceremony, Nov. 2015
an overarching theme: the need for humans to find common ground, to seek “the triumph of cooperation over conflict.” Another recurring theme was the former president’s respect for Sen. Dole, noting, “One of the things that I always liked about Bob Dole is that he could fight you like no tomorrow, but he never closed the door to actually doing something that might benefit a real person.” Clinton took time to meet with the Institute’s Student Advisory Board before the program, as well as several Friends of the Dole Institute and donors–groups that made the day’s events possible. As for the Dole Leadership Prize’s $25,000 cash award? Director Lacy announced that Clinton had requested the money stay with the Dole Institute, where it will help seed an annual program on women in leadership.
WELCOME TO THE
Dole Institute MARCA BRISTO DISABILITY ADVOCATE; PRESIDENT AND CEO, ACCESS LIVING ALEX CASTELLANOS REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST BILL CLINTON 42nd PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TOM DAVIS FORMER CONGRESSMAN (R-VA) JOHN DELLA VOLPE DIRECTOR OF POLLING, HARVARD INSTITUTE OF POLITICS MAIJA DEVINE KOREAN SCHOLAR DR. MIKE DEVINE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR; FORMER TRUMAN LIBRARY DIRECTOR MARTIN FROST FORMER CONGRESSMAN (D-TX) DON GREGG FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR, SOUTH KOREA RUBY KRAMER BUZZFEED POLITICAL REPORTER JIMMY LaSALVIA AUTHOR; FORMER DOLE FELLOW JOSH MANKIEWICZ DATELINE NBC CORRESPONDENT STEPHEN McALLISTER KU LAW DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR DAYTON MOORE GENERAL MANAGER, KANSAS CITY ROYALS DAVID MORRISSEY DISABILITY ADVOCATE GARY NORMAN DISABILITY RIGHTS ATTORNEY RICHARD NORTON SMITH PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR LYNN SHERR AUTHOR; FORMER 20/20 CORRESPONDENT MAUREEN WEST FORMER DOLE LEGISLATIVE AIDE
During the 2015-16 academic year, the Dole Institute welcomed guest speakers from a variety of disciplines and ideological backgrounds. The speaking roster included Democrats like President Bill Clinton, Republicans like Rep. Tom Davis and Alex Castellanos, journalists, academics and more. Programming was, as usual, highly diverse and eclectic. Topics covered in 2015-16 included the Americans with Disabilities Act, journalism and politics, successful woman leaders, entrepreneurship, leadership in Major League Baseball, Sally Ride, Korean comfort women, the intersection of law and politics, the future of the Republican Party, contemporary global politics, polarization in Congress, unsuccessful presidential bids and more. No matter the topic, guests were reminded of a common theme: political and civic participation are the keys to redirecting the course of our nation. The Institute partnered with a wide variety of groups to bring programming to Lawrence, including Fort Leavenworth, the Lawrence Public Library the KU Honors Program and the KU Colleges of Journalism, History, Political Science, International Studies and more. In all, over 4,600 guests joined the Dole Institute for programs throughout the year, and even more were touched by special dinners, luncheons with students and classroom visits across campus.
To get compromise, you’ve got to have strong leaders. Rep. Martin Frost, Dole Lecture, April 2016
“Under the ADA, we are all winners.” Sen. Bob Dole’s decades-long advocacy for people with disabilities culminated in one of his greatest legislative achievements: the passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the bill’s ratification. To celebrate the bipartisan legislative achievement, the Institute launched the commemorateADA initiative. The initiative combined a physical and digital exhibit, a four-part programming series and research awards, with the Dole Archives playing a significant role. The original exhibit, “Celebrating Opportunity for People with Disabilities: 70 Years of Dole Leadership,” was dedicated on July 26, 2015 and tracked the Senator’s long career in disability advocacy. A project website reproduced the physical exhibit while expanding on it with archival materials and including classroom resources for middle and high school teachers. commemorateADA programming included: an exhibit opening, visits from disability rights leaders Marca Bristo and David Morrissey, a program with Dole legislative assistant Maureen “Mo” West and a discussion with disability rights attorney Gary Norman and KU law professor Stephen McAllister. Senator Dole devoted much of his political career to fighting for people with disabilities—a large, diverse and determined group. He called the passage of ADA one of his “proudest moments.” Dole helped establish and ensure disability rights as a political leader and continues to do so as a private citizen. The Dole Institute’s work with the commemorateADA project was made possible by a grant from the General Electric Company. Interested in the Institute’s work on commemorateADA? Visit dolearchivecollections.ku.edu/collections/ada to learn more.
It’s hard to put a price tag on civil rights…that doesn’t mean we don’t negotiate and talk about it and come to an understanding on how we can provide opportunities for everyone. Maureen “Mo”West, His Story,Your Story,The Legacy Program, Oct. 2015
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All commemorateADA projects and programming were made possible by a generous grant from the General Electric Company. RESEARCH AWARDS
Dr. Glen White (two teams)................... GE Research Grant Dr.Tom Skrtic............................................. GE Research Grant Dr. Ray Mizumura-Pence....GE Curatorial Research Fellow Christian Généreux..................GE Archival Research Fellow KU Council on Social Studies...........Lesson Planning Grant EXHIBITS, DIGITIZATION
Physical and digital exhibits for “Celebrating Opportunity for People with Disabilities: 70 Years of Dole Leadership” and digitization of 12,000 pages of ADA-related documents PROGRAMMING
Four-part programming series in 2015-16 STUDENT GE INTERNS
Sponsorship of two funded internships awarded to students with disabilities.
PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW Exhibit Opening: Kick-off Event July 26, 2015 commemorateADA 25 with Marca Bristo and David Morrissey Sept. 10, 2015 Your Story, His Story, the Legacy: The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act with Maureen “Mo” West Oct. 7, 2015 Constitution Day: the 25th Anniversary of the ADA and Sen. Bob Dole with Stephen McAllister and Gary Norman Oct. 29, 2015
AWARDS AND HONORS Kansas Museums Association Technology Award for digital exhibit and archival materials Awarded Sept. 2015 American Council of the Blind Audio Description Achievement Award for exhibit audio descriptions Awarded June 2016 Exhibit audio description presented by KU Audio-Reader Network
2015-2016 was a year of growth and visibility for museum programs and collections.
The commemorateADA programming initiative connected us with the disability community here at KU and across the nation. We continue to build on these relationships to promote understanding of Senator Dole’s role in disability advocacy through collection use. Thanks to current events, sports came front and center for the Archives this year. A web exhibit commemorated the 30th anniversary of the 1985 KC Royals World Series win – and coincided with a 2015 championship as well! A physical version complemented the Dayton Moore program and remained at the Lied Center through 2016. For basketball’s March Madness and the anticipated opening of the DeBruce Center, the exhibit “Letters from a Leader: Phog Allen to Bob Dole: 19381939,” showcased original letters Coach Allen wrote to prospective recruit Bobby Dole of Russell, Kansas, from the collections of the KU University Archives, KU Libraries. In March we hosted our first ever “Easter Egg Roll with Dole” family event, drawing over 400 attendees. The White House-inspired event included singing and stories, thanks to Lawrence Public Library, and snuggling with real bunnies, courtesy of Bergene Rabbitry of Gardner, Kansas. Egg hunts and egg roll events kept guests hopping. Watch for the return of the Easter Egg Roll in 2017! Our research stats – in person and online – are climbing, thanks to partnerships with the National History Day organization, as well as ongoing relationships with area secondary schools, including 8th graders from Ruppenthal Middle School in Russell, Kansas, and Bishop Seabury Academy in Lawrence. We also support interdisciplinary programs at KU, including the Department of First Year Experience and the Undergraduate Honors Program. In 2015, our department hosted Honors Seminar, “American Idol: Legacy, Leadership, and Collections,” featuring a semester-long study of disability issues as represented in our own collections and others on campus and in the community. We awarded a $2,500 Dole Archives Research Fellowship to Rebecca Stoil, Johns Hopkins University Ph.D candidate, for her dissertation “Tied to their Country: Agrarian Mobilization, Conservative Politics, and the Farm Crisis, 1977-1987,” and a travel grant to Heath Hardage Lee, independent historian and biographer, for her project “Vietnam War Wives.” Award recognition from both the Kansas Museums Association and the American Council for the Blind, for online and adaptive aspects of our “Celebrating Opportunity for People with Disabilities: 70 Years of Dole Leadership”, were exciting and unexpected validations that, as our programming grows, we are at the leading edge of our field – bringing valuable collections to diverse audiences in new ways. Thank you for your support.
Assistant Director, Senior Archivist
Senior Archivist Audrey Coleman and KU visiting professor Heather Perry, associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte, convene classes in partnership with the Dole Archives. Perry’s visit was part of the KU WWI Centennial Commemoration.
Interested in the Archives’ online exhibits? Visit dolearchivecollections.ku.edu to learn more.
Members of the Dole Institute’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) work together to broaden their understanding of the U.S. and the world at large through discussions and events on all topics that intersect politics. SAB members play a key role in the work of the Institute through their connections with other students and the KU community. They are trailblazers not only within SAB, but also leaders across the university campus. During 2015-16, SAB members met speakers and guests– including President Bill Clinton–planned and carried out over 20 programs, and gave back to the Lawrence community through partnerships with the Salvation Army and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Through connections made at the Dole Institute and beyond, SAB members spent their summers working internships with multiple campaigns, for Senators and U.S. Attorneys, and even in the White House.
My experiences at the Dole Institute were invaluable, but nothing could prepare me for how important to me the SAB members, Dole Institute staff, and Friends would become.The meetings, events, and mentoring get-togethers make up my fondest memories at KU.The SAB was always so much more to me than a just student organization. Getting involved was the best decision I ever made.
Christina Ostmeyer, KU graduate (2016) and former Dole SAB Student Coordinator (2015-16)
PIZZA AND POLITICS
Discussion Groups are hosted by Dole Fellows and welcome experts in their respective fields of work and study.
Student Advisory Board members join the Institute’s staff to plan programs, invite speakers and interact with students at special events.
Pizza and Politics brings together guest speakers and KU students to examine newsworthy topics and current events over free pizza. Topics in 2015-16 included justice after Ferguson, the United Nations, surveillance, space politics, healthcare in Kansas and more.
Fall Fellow: Judy Lloyd “First in Their Class”
Party on the Patio with Ruby Cramer
Guests Lydia Beebe, Lisa Gable, Donna Lucas, Ellie Schafer, Ellen Tauscher
Entrepreneurship 101 with Matthew Marcus, Kelly Pruneau and Ryan Weber
Spring Fellow: Joyce London Ford “A View from the Bench”
Red and Blue States of Mind with Patrick Miller
Guests Yvette Alexander, Johnny Ford, Carmen Ortiz, Kevin Peterson, Lynn Sherrod, Thelma Wyatt Moore
Guests Rep. Susan Concannon, Steve Hawley, Mark Johnson, Tarik Khatib, Sharon Riggle, Dr. William Staples, Roger Werholtz
Upon the Dole Institute’s formation in the late 1990s, Senator Dole expressed a desire that the Institute would offer opportunities for the public to discover how they might best serve their community, their state and their nation. Led by the efforts of Associate Director Dr. Barbara Ballard, students, teachers and community members engaged with history, celebrated veterans, explored civic engagement and leadership, registered to vote and more in 2015-16. One of the Dole Institute’s most celebrated events is the annual Youth Civic Leadership Institute (YCLI). In July 2015, 62 rising high school seniors joined the Institute for meetings with their legislators at the State Capitol, a recognition dinner with community leaders and a visit from a special historical interpreter. One week later, 19 teachers from across the state of Kansas attended the Civic Engagement and Learning Conference. Educators shared best practices in the classroom and learned about resources available to them from the Dole Institute and other organizations. Nearly 350 students from communities around the state visited throughout the academic year on field trips, engaging with primary source historical documents, touring the Institute, exploring democracy and studying the life of Senator Dole. In November, the annual Tribute to Veterans gala welcomed nearly 300 guests to celebrate veterans and their families. The evening gala event featured WWII-era music from the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra and a special Salute to Veterans from the KU ROTC. The Dole Institute also worked to helm the annual Civic Engagement and KU Leadership events on campus during the Fall 2015 semester. Student organizations registered over 600 students to vote, and 80 students attended a special townhall meeting with John Della Volpe, Director of Polling at the Harvard Institute of Politics. In all, the Institute directly touched well over 1,500 students, teachers and community members through outreach and civic engagement efforts—work clearly in line with Senator Dole’s vision. Associate Director Dr. Barbara Ballard (second from left) is joined by guests at the annual Tribute to Veterans gala. 12
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Field trip students
Teachers Conference participants
Stars on the map indicate Kansas towns represented by class visits,Youth Civic Leadership Institute (YCLI) attendees or Teachers Conference participants during the 2015-16 programming year.
The Dole Institute is committed to helping KU students find opportunities to engage in public service and leadership–both in Kansas and around the world. The Robert E. Hemenway Public Service Award rewards students already at work on campus and in the Lawrence community, while the Dole Internship Assistance Program provides critical funding to students wishing to further develop these skills through internships around the world.
ROBERT E. HEMENWAY PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD Established in 2009 to honor the 16th Chancellor of the University of Kansas, this $1,000 award is given annually to a junior student who has demonstrated a commitment to making a difference for KU students and furthering the idea of service on campus and in the community. 2015 Recipient: Caleb Bobo Special Recognition: Christina Ostmeyer; Monica Saha
DOLE INTERNSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM This program provides financial assistance to students at the University of Kansas in their pursuit of careers and is granted based on need, merit and relevance to the mission of the Dole Institute. Fall 2015 Recipients Shegufta Huma.: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (Washington, D.C.) Kevin McCarthy: Office of Sen. Claire McCaskill (Washington, D.C.) Gabrielle Murnan: The White House Council on Environmental Quality (Washington, D.C.) Spring 2016 Recipients Will Admussen: U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York (New York, N.Y.) Jesse Burbank: Office of the Kansas Attorney General (Topeka, Kan.) Cody Christensen: The White House (Washington, D.C.) Joey Hentzler: Sustainable Bolivia, Institutio de Estudios Internacionales de Bolivia (Cochabamba, Bolivia) Melanie Philomena D’Souza: HKS Architects, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.) Internship Assistance Recipients (clockwise from top left, pg. 15): Jesse Burbank (third from left),Will Admussen (second from right), Cody Christensen, Joey Hentzler, (left) Kevin McCarthy (right), Gabrielle Murnan, Melanie D’Souza
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2013-14 IN REVIEW INSTITUTE GUESTS: DR. KURT BARNHART,TIMOTHY BEARD, DAVID BOAZ, ENID BORDEN, SHANNON BROWN, BOBBY BURCHFIELD, CHARLIE COOK, ROBERT DOLE, ED DUCKERS, NANCY DWIGHT, AL FROM+,VANESSA GEZARI, LESLIE GODDARD, MARK HALPERIN, JOHN HEILEMANN, AMY HERMAN, PEDRO IRIGONEGARAY, ALVARO VARGAS LLOSA, LUVUYO MANDELA*, STEVE MCALLISTER, CINDY MCCAIN, MAURA MCENANEY, LARRY MEEKER, BOB MINER, DAVID MORRISSEY, RANDOLPH MOSS, DR. DANIEL NAGIN, JIM SLATTERY, RICHARD NORTON SMITH^, ELIZABETH SCHMIDT, TOM TAUKE, IAN TAYLOR, MICHAEL VORENBERG, RYAN WHALEN, JIM WILLBANKS, SCOTT WINSHIP, KEITH WOOD, MARK ZWONITZER FELLOWS REUNION: JERRY AUSTIN, SUSAN BRYANT,TOM BAXTER, KEVIN BENSON, PAUL CURCIO, PETER FENN, JOE GAYLORD, STEVE GLORIOSO, WILMA GOLDSTEIN, BOB HOLDEN, KEVIN JACKSON, STEVEN JACQUES,TOM KING, DENNIS MOORE, SCOTT MORRIS, JOSEPH C. PHILLIPS, ED QUICK, SCOTT RICHARDSON,WALT RIKER, JENNIFER SCHMIDT, DAVID STRAUSS, RAY STROTHER, ADAM TAFF STUDENT PROGRAM GUESTS: DR. GRACITA ARRINDELL, DR. KEN ATCHITY, ABDUL BAKER, PAUL BEGALA,VICKI BOND, JACK CLINE, RUBY CRAMER, MARC EDELMAN, DR. STEVE FAWCETT, SHARON FREEMAN, AMY GONZALEZ, ANA RECIO HARVEY, ITHAR HASSABELLA, GERRI HIRSHY, ALICIA JESSOP, BURDETT LOOMIS, MOHAMMED KOSIA, MATTHEW MACWILLIAMS, HAL MALCHOW, MICHAEL MILLER, LARRY OJEBODE, MIKE PETTIT, HARLAND PRIDDLE, MOHAMED SILLAH, KEN STRASMA, DAVE WEIGEL, MICHAEL WHOULEY, CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS DOLE FELLOWS: SARIAN BOUMA, MARK SUMP KEY: * DOLE LEADERSHIP PRIZE
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WE ARE THE
National Visibility for KU Universal respect for Senator Dole’s legacy of bipartisan leadership has provided the Dole Institute with an impressive network of political leaders, practitioners and journalists across the globe to support its mission. The Institute’s programming connects guests with KU students and the community while bringing outstanding exposure for KU in various national, regional and local outlets. Signature programming at the Dole Institute recognizes and teaches leadership and public service through example. Funding for programs allows for the maintenance of existing programs and the creation of new endeavors to further the mission of the Dole Institute. Increasing Civic Engagement The Dole Institute is committed to increasing political and civic involvement of people of all ages, cultivating the political leaders and historians of tomorrow and providing top-notch programming and networking opportunities to our community.
Preserving History, Bolstering Research The Dole Institute’s archivists work to preserve, catalog and digitize Senator Dole’s collections, allowing the work of his career to be utilized by students, teachers and researchers from around the world. Support for the Dole Archive provides the opportunity to increase digital collections, increase grant offerings for research fellowships and update exhibits in the free museum. Student Support and Opportunities Student Advisory Board members receive unique opportunities to interact and network with real world practitioners in a variety of disciplines. Increasing funds for SAB programs will continue to enhance their experiencences and give back as citizens, professionals and public servants. Accessible Programming Dole Institute funding and support allows the Dole Institute to maintain the backbone of its operations: allowing programming to remain free and open to the public.
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