WSU to Host Series of Presidential Debate Discussions

OGDEN, Utah – As the 2004 presidential campaign enters the home stretch, Weber State University's American Democracy Project will host three presidential debate watches.

Members of the community are invited to gather on campus to watch the presidential and vice presidential debates and then take part in a discussion afterwards. The series of watches are scheduled to coincide with the televised debates.

"Selecting a president is an important process that only occurs once every four years," said Leah Murray, political science instructor at WSU. "In sponsoring these debate discussions, we wanted to bring the community together so they could listen to the candidates and then discuss the merits of each with other citizens."

Murray hopes that the sessions will lead to greater interest and involvement in the political process.

The debate watch schedule is as follows:
Sept. 30 7 p.m. – First presidential debate – Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater
Oct. 57 p.m. – Vice-presidential debate – Shepherd Union Ballroom
Oct. 87 p.m. – Second presidential debate – Commons area, WSU Davis Campus (2750 No. University Park Blvd., Layton)

The presidential debate watch series is co-hosted by WSU's American Democracy Project and the Standard-Examiner. Each session is free to the public. For more information, call 626-6695.

Contact:

Leah Murray, political science instructor
801-626-6695 · lmurray@weber.edu

Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 · jkowalewski@weber.edu