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Debate viewing parties continue at IU Northwest tomorrow and on Oct. 15

Community members welcome to join campus for second and third presidential debates between U.S. Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain

Last week’s debate between vice-presidential hopefuls Gov. Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. Joe Biden drew a large crowd of students, faculty, administrators and community members to Indiana University Northwest for the Oct. 2 debate party, but the best is yet to come. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, and again on Wednesday, Oct. 15, political junkies, party partisans and anyone else interested in the U.S. presidential election can join the IU Northwest community in the Moraine Student Center for the two remaining debates between Democratic standard-bearer U.S. Sen. Barack Obama and Republican nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Tuesday’s pre-debate gathering will convene at 7:30 p.m. The debate begins at 8 p.m. and will be shown on several large-screen televisions in the student center. Pre- and post-debate discussions will help bring the issues into focus as members of the campus and the Northwest Indiana community engage in lively civic discourse. Light refreshments will be served. People of all political persuasions are invited to participate in this friendly civic event.

Following the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 15, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society on Oct. 16 will draw on these debates for a conversation that will be moderated by Ms. Sandra Hall Smith of SPEA. This event will take place in the Library Conference Center beginning at 7 p.m. Again, members of the larger community are invited to join students, faculty and staff for an engaging discussion about the dominant issues of this important election year.

As Election Day draws closer, Americans across the country are evaluating the views and positions of this year’s national candidates. IU Northwest is proud to contribute toward this vital civic discourse with the upcoming debate viewing parties and the follow-up SPEA political forum on Oct. 16.



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Christopher Sheid

Michelle Searer
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