Meador Center Hosts Trump at 100 Days

Please join us Thursday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Diversity Center on Drury’s campus for a discussion on “Trump at 100 Days.”  We will hear from five eminent scholars of American politics, who will give us a quick set of reflections and then we will engage in conversation.  This is the final event in this year’s “45 Series: Conversations on the 2016 Presidential Election and the New Administration.” 

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Dr. Dan Ponder on KSMU


Meador Center Director Dr. Dan Ponder discusses the history of the center, as well as the many scholarships and services it provides for students and the local community on KSMU Radio. 

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"I had in mind my chief objective to impress upon my students the importance of solving the many perplexing problems and questions that they will meet in the society in which they live. They should take a constructive and active part in trying to bring about a more democratic and more hopeful world in which future generations can live."  -Professor L.E. Meador, upon the establishment of the Meador Endowment

Meador Center

The Department of Political Science and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Drury University are proud to announce the establishment of the L.E. Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship, supported by the Meador Endowment. Founded in 2015 by the endowment in honor of Professor L.E. Meador, the Drury University Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship is dedicated to the academic inquiry of politics and citizenship in the modern world. The work of the Meador Center is to inspire and engage Drury University students and faculty to work toward that "more democratic and more hopeful world" of which Professor Meador spoke.

The L.E. Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship also seeks to connect the community of scholars at Drury University with the city, state, national, and global communities which Drury and its scholars inhabit. The Center is engaged in a variety of educational and civic programs, such as hosting scholars in residence, supporting student grants for study away (for example, with the Washington Center), study abroad, and community engagement.