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Lecture to examine entrails of US elections

A free public lecture in the Department of Political Science distinguished speaker series Thursday will address the results of this month’s elections in the United States.

Doug Koopman, a political science professor at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will deliver his lecture “The Young and the Religious: New Findings from the 2012 Elections” at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 29, in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre.

Dr. Koopman is the co-author of several books, most recently 2010’s Religion and American Politics and Pews, Prayers, and Participation: Religion and Civic Responsibility, published in 2008. He has worked in personal, committee, and leadership staff roles in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

His is the fourth of seven presentations in this year’s political science distinguished speaker series. A complete roster can be found on the upcoming events calendar at

— by Kristen DiMenna

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