Students, Faculty Gear Up for 2008 Election
With the 2008 election fast approaching, Alma College has a variety of election-related events on campus.
On Monday, Oct. 27, journalist Anya Kamenetz speaks at 8 p.m. in the Remick Heritage Center about the youth vote in the 2008 elections. Kamenetz, a 2002 graduate of Yale University, researches political and economic issues relating to youth. She has appeared on a variety of news networks, including CNN and Fox News.
On Tuesday, Oct. 28, public affairs students host a 7 p.m. forum in the Dow Science Center Room L-1. Faculty members will discuss how the campaigns are addressing the issues of global poverty. Panelists include Kate Blanchard, assistant professor of religious studies; Feler Bose, assistant professor of economics; Ed Lorenz, professor of history and political science; and Murray Borrello, instructor of environmental studies.
On Friday, Oct. 31, Alma students and faculty will distribute the League of Women Voters Election Guides to members of the Alma community. All are welcome to meet in the Heather Room in Tytler-Van Dusen at 5:30 p.m. Pizza and refreshments will be served.
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, all students who listed Alma College as their primary residence when they registered to vote can cast their ballot at the First Presbyterian Church in Alma. Vans will be available to take students to the church. The vans will leave the Reid Knox parking lot every hour on the half hour, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There also will be an election night party in the Swanson Academic Center Room 113 from 8 to 11 p.m. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served.
For more information on these election-related activities, contact Ed Lorenz at email@example.com.
Posted: Mon, October 27th, 2008 at 4:34PM