As part of a service project, four IPFW Chapman Scholars conducted a one-day voter registration drive at IPFW on Monday, October 3. Bre Anne Briskey, senior, psychology; Abbigayle Dunlavy, senior, biology; Amber Edelman, senior, accounting; and Seth Schmenk, senior, civil engineering estimate they registered 30 voters and allowed dozens more to check their registration status and polling locations.
Using iPads supplied by IPSGA, the students helped others check their voter registration status. Those who were not registered could use the iPads to register online immediately. Later that evening, the junior Chapman scholars continued the drive in the common area at IPFW’s student housing complex.
The students were aided by junior Chapman scholar mentors, Craig Ortsey, continuing lecturer in political science, Kimberly O’Connor assistant professor of organizational leadership & supervision, and Andrew Downs, associate professor of political science and director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, who provided the group with guidance on how to register voters in Indiana.