The Political Science Junior Fellows traveled to Austin last month to participate in the New Politics Forum’s Campaign Boot Camp. We kicked off the four-day trip with a little site-seeing on Friday.
We were also able to eat at one of our favorite pizza places: Frank & Angie’s.
Friday evening we attended NPF’s keynote address and other introductory speakers. The weekend program was laid out for us, a program that involved breaking into teams to create campaign plans.
Following Friday’s seminars, we made it to the University of Texas Tower, where we learned about that interesting landmark–at least some of it. Interestingly, the tour guides did not mention the shootings that took place there. Nevertheless, it was interesting and offered some great views!
The next day was the longest, but in a good way. We heard speakers discuss politics and the media, research, fundraising, and getting out the vote. The speakers were interesting and very accessible.
Afterward, we were able to visit Mt. Bonnell, which we had never been to, despite many visits to Austin. This was a wonderful spot, and we got some got some good pictures of Ryan.
Sunday involved the competition. After a bit of teamwork…
The presentations began…
Although several groups representing SHSU won awards, Ryan Cox’s group was the biggest winner .
All in all, it was a nice, educational long weekend.