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UT Martin among schools to participate in presidential ‘DebateWatch’ event

UT Martin among schools to participate in presidential ‘DebateWatch’ event

Posted: Thursday, October 2, 2008 11:23 am

The Messenger 10.02.08

The University of Tennessee at Martin is inviting the campus and the community to watch Tuesday’s presidential debate and join in a live videoconference discussion with viewers from five other Tennessee universities.
The event is free of charge.
Beginning at 8 p.m., live audiences will assemble at UT Martin (Watkins Auditorium, Boling University Center), UT Chattanooga, the University of Memphis, Tennessee State University and East Tennessee State University to watch the Belmont University Town Hall presidential debate and participate in the hour-long videoconference discussion.
At UT Martin, there will be musical entertainment and food at 6:30 p.m. in the Watkins lobby to kick off the event.
“DebateWatch” events are sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates throughout election season and provide an opportunity for people to share their thoughts, questions and impressions about the debate without any influence from the political spin on commentary-based shows that traditionally follow the debate.
For this DebateWatch, the moderators for UT Martin will be Dr. Mike McCullough, professor of management and American Democracy Project chair, and Tim Smith, adjunct instructor of history and philosophy at the UT Martin McNairy County Center/ Selmer.
For more information, contact McCullough at (731) 881-7325 or mccullou@utm.edu.

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