Three respected journalists and an award-winning journalism critic will visit the University Park campus and discuss "The Press and the Presidential Election: How the News Media Covered the 2008 Campaign" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium.
A Road to Victory Rally with Sarah Palin will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Rec Hall on Penn State's University Park campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the event, which is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Limited parking is available in the Nittany Parking Deck and in the Red A lot, which is the large parking lot across North Atherton Street from Rec Hall. Red D lot next to Rec Hall will be closed. The Campus Loop and Link will be running during this time and is free to riders. See the Loop and Link bus routes at http://www.catabus.com online. Admission is by ticket only, with tickets available at several GOP party headquarters locations.
With Election Day less than a month away, voters are making final decisions as to which candidate they will vote for on Nov. 4. To help voters educate themselves about the candidates and their policies, WPSU-TV/FM is launching a comprehensive, easy to use feature called "Candidate Central" to raise awareness about all races affecting voters in their coverage area.
With concerns about the nation's worsening economy and the possible wrong direction of the country and the state, Pennsylvania residents are locked in a statistical dead heat between president candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, along with six other Midwest states, according to the inaugural Big Ten Battleground Poll."Obviously, questions about the direction of the U.S. and the state, and the economy are key issues on the minds of Pennsylvania voters," said Michael Berkman, Penn State professor of political science and a Big Ten poll adviser.
In the inaugural Big Ten Battleground Poll taken as the nation's financial crisis worsened last week, John McCain and Barack Obama were in a statistical dead heat in seven of the eight Midwest states included in the survey. The results of this rare regional poll -- a partnership involving eight Big Ten universities, including Penn State -- were unveiled Sept. 18 on the Big Ten Network.
Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, WPSU will bring live election coverage to central Pennsylvania. WPSU-FM and the station's Vote '08 Web page, found at http://wpsu.org/vote08, will post the results as they come in from the polls. The Web site will be updated throughout the night with live election results. WPSU-FM and the Web page will offer results from the presidential primary, the 5th Congressional District primary, discussion on the races and more.
In a last-minute flurry of campaign activity before Tuesday's primary election, the presidential candidates and their representatives are making several stops throughout Pennsylvania over the next few days, including stops at several Penn State campuses. The most recent addition to the schedule is a visit by Sen. Hillary Clinton to Rec Hall on Penn State's University Park campus at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 20. The doors will open at 6 p.m.
In preparation for the visit, the main gym in Rec Hall will be closed all day Sunday, although the south gym will remain open throughout the day. For security reasons, no bags, no umbrellas and no signs of any kind will be permitted to be taken in to Rec Hall. The only entrance to the event will be the front doors by the Curtin-Burrowes intersection, where metal detectors will be in use. Over the past six weeks, Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Ron Paul all have made stops to Penn State campuses including University Park, Brandywine, Fayette, Erie and Greater Allegheny. The visits are part of Penn State's effort to expose students to the 2008 presidential campaign, part of the University's open-door policy to host campaign stops during this primary season.
Penn State students are invited to visit the Berkey Creamery on Wednesday morning, April 16, between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., when CN8, the Comcast television network, will broadcast live segments during two of its morning shows. Students who come to the Creamery during those hours may have the chance to be interviewed live on the topic of the Youth Vote.
Actor Sean Astin and Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy will visit two Penn State campuses during the next several days to speak on behalf of the two Democratic candidates for president. Astin will appear at Penn State Hazleton at 3 p.m. Friday, April 11, on the steps of the Charles T. Butler Teaching and Learning Resource Center on the campus mall to support Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign for the Democratic presidential primary. Kennedy will appear at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building at Penn State Erie for a town hall meeting in support of Sen. Barack Obama.
Chelsea Clinton attended an "Our Economy, Our Future" event April 10 on the HUB lawn at University Park. She appeared in support of her mother Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Pennsylvania primary election has garnered national attention for the past several weeks, as candidates and others speaking on their behalf have been criss-crossing the state in an effort to bring their messages to the voters.Several of those campaign stops have been made to various Penn State campuses. The visits are part of Penn State's effort to expose students to the 2008 presidential campaign, part of the University's open-door policy to host campaign stops during this primary season. For photos, check the links at http://live.psu.edu/story/
The Pennsylvania primary election has garnered national attention for the past several weeks, as candidates and others speaking on their behalf have been criss-crossing the state in an effort to bring their messages to the voters.Several of those campaign stops have been made to various Penn State campuses. The visits are part of Penn State's effort to expose students to the 2008 presidential campaign, part of the University's open-door policy to host campaign stops during this primary season. For photos, check the links at http://live.psu.edu/story/30105
Chelsea Clinton will attend an "Our Economy, Our Future" event at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, April 10, on the HUB lawn at University Park. Clinton is appearing in support of her mother Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign for the Democratic presidential primary. She will be discussing her mother's record of achievement, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul will speak at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Gym 1 of the IM Building on Penn State's University Park campus. The speech is free and no tickets are needed for the Texas congressman's appearance, which is sponsored by Penn State's College Libertarians.
Richard Durbin, the senior senator from Illinois and majority whip of the U.S. Senate, visited on Friday (April 4) Penn State's University Park campus and spoke about his support for fellow Prairie State Sen. Barack Obama's presidential candidacy. Durbin spoke to a crowd of about 100 Penn State students and community members in Henderson South Building, discussing his personal history with Obama as well as his reasons for supporting Obama's candidacy.
Former President Bill Clinton spoke on the campus of Penn State Altoona Thursday (April 3) night, while earlier in the day Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, spoke at Penn State Hershey. The visits came on behalf of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.