Eyeing money in politics
Campaign finance will be the topic tonight when Kenneth Vogel, a former Times Leader reporter who now writes for political website Politico, and Robin Kolodny, associate professor of political science at Temple University, discuss “Is the Sky the Limit? Campaign Financing in the 2012 Election Cycle and Beyond.”
The event will be at 5 p.m. in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St.
The panel discussion will explore how the outside funds influenced the presidential election and selected senatorial and congressional races and speculate on what the 2016 election cycle will look like.
Records focus of lecture
The Friends of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library at Misericordia University is presenting the lecture “Importance of Keeping Records for Libraries and National Archives,’’ by William J. Bosanko, chief operating officer for the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.
The program, which is free and open to the public, will be at 4:30 p.m. April 16 in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the library. A reception follows the presentation.
Bosanko holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. For more information about the program, call Susan Lazur at 674-6225.
MU professors honored
The Accolade Film, Television, New Media & Videography Awards has awarded a 2013 Award of Merit in Disability Issues to two Misericordia University communications professors who produced the 15-minute documentary, “Vote,’’ which chronicled how accessibility issues can disenfranchise some voters by inhibiting their entrance to polling places in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The documentary, undertaken by Melissa Sgroi and Dan Kimbrough, takes viewers to random polling places in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties in northeastern Pennsylvania during November’s presidential election. The independently produced documentary chronicles the difficulties some people face in casting their ballot due to the built environment.
Get ready for Arts Fiesta
Applications for the increasingly popular adult and student juried art exhibitions at the Fine Arts Fiesta are now available
The 58th fiesta — “Rockin’ The Arts On The Square” — will run May 16-19 on Public Square. Delivery of all artwork must be made between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 20 to Fiesta Central, Bicentennial Building, 15 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Entry forms can be filled out there during delivery of artwork.
The six juried categories include: crafts, graphics, painting, photography, sculpture/construction and watercolor. Prizes are $75, $50 and $25 for first- through third-place in each category, $200 best of show, two purchase prizes and many sponsored awards. There is a fee of $9 for the first entry and $6 for each additional entry (maximum of five) to cover handling cost in the adult exhibition.
Complete rules and entry applications can be found at fineartsfiesta.org or can be requested by mail with a self-stamped envelope by writing: Fine Arts Fiesta Juried Exhibition, P.O. Box 2053, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18703-2053. Adult applications also are available at area art shops and galleries. Students can ask their art teachers.
Judge for the student exhibition is Mona Anania, of Kingston. Judges for the adult show are George Mummert, Lancaster, and Alex Silva, Scranton.