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WKU hosting Debate Watch Oct. 16

WKU will participate in Debate Watch activities for the second presidential debate on Tuesday (Oct. 16).

The Debate Watch is part WKU’s “What’s Your Tag?” political engagement activities for the 2012 election and is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. About 1,200 people attended 2008 Debate Watch activities at WKU.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. on the Grise Hall lawn with activities that include a band, food, games and more. The televised debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be shown on a large screen from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Dr. Blair Thompson, assistant professor in WKU’s Department of Communication, has developed a guide to help students critically observe and critique the debate.

Debate Watch is a voter education program of the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Oct. 16 debate, which will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues.

Contact: Saundra Ardrey, (270) 745-4558.

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