U of M Will Host Belmont Debate Viewing and Post-Debate Discussion Oct. 7 University News
For release: October 3, 2008

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The departments of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Memphis, the City of Memphis, and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee Knoxville are jointly hosting an opportunity for the U of M campus community and the general public to watch the presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 7, and, afterward, to participate in a live videoconference discussion with debate-viewers from five other Tennessee universities.

Seating will begin at 7:45 p.m. for the debate, which will be held at Belmont University in Nashville.  Scheduled to attend the U of M venue are Memphis Mayor Willie W. Herenton and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen.

The event will provide an opportunity for people to share their impressions, thoughts, and questions about the debate.  Audiences will also assemble at UT Knoxville, UT Martin, UT Chattanooga, Tennessee State University in Nashville, and East Tennessee State University in Johnson City to watch the debate and to participate in the hour-long videoconference discussion immediately following the debate.

The Rose Theatre is located immediately east of the Student Plaza and the Administration Building.  Parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage or in the Southern Avenue parking lot.

For more information, call 901-678-2395.

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