Kennesaw State University students to participate in mock gubernatorial debate

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Oct. 17‚ 2006) — Kennesaw State University students from professor Kerwin Swint'…

Georgia (Oct 18, 2006) — Kennesaw State University students to participate in mock gubernatorial debate

Stacey Moore

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Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations
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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Oct. 17‚ 2006) — Kennesaw State University students from professor Kerwin Swint's campaign and elections class will participate in a mock gubernatorial debate Oct. 19. Teams representing Georgia’s gubernatorial Republican and Democratic candidates‚ Gov. Sonny Perdue and Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor‚ will square off at 12:30 p.m. at the Carmichael Student Center.

Swint started the student mock debates in 2000 to draw attention to the importance of elections and voting.

"I think it's good for students to get an applicable exercise in this area‚" he said.

The mock debates are held every two years to coincide with either the presidential or gubernatorial race.

When:
Thursday‚ Oct. 19‚ 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Where:
University Room A‚ Carmichael Student Center

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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