Election Series to inform voters on presidential election

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Election Series to inform voters on 2012 presidential election

Published: September 4, 2012.

Lewis University is hosting an educational “Election Series” for the campus and greater community coinciding the 2012 presidential election. Events for the series will be held at the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Admission to all events is free.

Events for the series include:

  • Sept. 17 – Constitution Day Panel: The Current State of the U.S. Constitution (2 p.m. in AS-158)

  • Sept. 20 – Candidates Forum (5:30 p.m. in the University Dining Room)

  • Sept. 25 – The Hidden Truths about Democrats and Republicans (2 p.m. in AS-158)

  • Oct. 3 – The Role of Bishops in American Electoral Politics (2 p.m. in AS-158)

  • Oct. 8 – The Origins of the Candidates’ Economic Policies (2 p.m. in AS-258)

  • Oct. 15 – The Israel-Palestinian Question and the Candidates Perspectives (1 p.m. in AS-158)

  • Oct. 23 – On-campus Mock Election (All Day)

  • Nov. 14 – Post-Election Debriefing Panel (2 p.m. in AS-158)

“We hope that the wide range of political topics covered in this series will help students have a deeper understanding of politics, as well as the importance of voting and political activism,” said Casey McKenzie, president of Pi Sigma Alpha.

The 2012 Election Series is being sponsored by the Political Science Department and the Alpha Delta Gamma Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science National Honor Society.

The series also is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Cunningham, Director of Arts & Ideas, at (815) 836-5385.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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