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MC's Kalmoe to discuss Midwest Matters poll

Nathan Kalmoe, assistant professor of political science at Monmouth College , will address the final Monmouth Associates luncheon of the academic year on May 21 at noon in the Whiteman-McMillan Highlander Room of the college’s Stockdale Center.
Kalmoe will discuss the results of Monmouth College’s latest Midwest Matters poll, which surveyed 500 Midwesterners in an eight-state region on their attitudes toward U.S. immigration policy and global trade, particularly with China. Kalmoe, who earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan, recently held a postdoctoral fellowship at George Washington University’s School of Media & Public Affairs.
The event will also serve as a ceremony for members of the 2015 West Central Leadership graduating class, who will receive their diplomas. The annual program teaches residents of Warren and Henderson counties about western Illinois, its people and the leadership skills necessary to help bring about economic and community revitalization.
Graduating will be Brandi Adams, Stephen Backer, Janine Harkness, Tim Kramer, Emily Metters, Jodi Mines, Ryan Painter, Elyce Rehmke, Donna Scott, Julie Shaw, Carey Thacker, Guinevere Tuttle and Sherry Waite.
The Associates program is free; a buffet lunch costs $10. Reservations for the lunch can be made by calling 309-457-2231 by May 19 or by e-mail at
A free shuttle van transports passengers from two locations to every Associates luncheon. The van will stop at the northeast quadrant of the Public Square at 11:45 a.m. and at the Faith United Presbyterian Church parking lot at approximately 11:50 a.m. It will return to both locations immediately following the program. Shuttle reservations should be made by calling the above number.