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Presidential Election Colloquium Series Held at Appalachian

BOONE—A presidential election colloquium series will be held beginning Sept. 30 at Appalachian State University.

“The People Speak Presidential Election Series” will be led by faculty in Appalachian’s Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice. It is designed to engage area residents in discussions of key domestic and foreign policy issues of the 2004 Presidential Election.

The event is one of hundreds nationwide engaging universities, religious organizations, community groups, editorial writers, think-tanks, and concerned citizens in a public discourse of U.S. domestic and foreign policy. The nationwide initiative titled “The People Speak” offers opportunities for citizens to discuss how crucial aspects of the 2004 election affect their lives and communities, and provides a forum for expressing differing and various points of view.

The programs are:

Cultural War: The MYTH of a Divided America, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.

Terrorism and the Patriot Act in the 2004 Election, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.

The American Election from an International Perspective, Oct. 21, 6 p.m.

The Electoral College: Reform it or Dump it?, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.

All programs will be held in Whitener Hall Room 104. For more information, call Phillip J. Ardoin at 262-7187 or e-mail

The series is sponsored in part by North Carolina Campus Compact, a coalition of university and college presidents who seek to involve students, faculty and campuses in community service in order to fulfill higher education’s most noble goals of educating citizens, preparing tomorrow’s leaders, and contributing to the life of America’s communities.

For more information on North Carolina Campus Compact, visit