A Post-Election 2016 Library Guide, developed by the Penn State University Libraries, has created a supportive virtual space to explore, learn and discuss ideas brought up in the 2016 U.S. election and the ideas and reactions following.
Rep. Glenn Thompson, the Republican incumbent who represents Pennsylvania’s fifth congressional district, and Democrat challenger Kerith Strano Taylor will debate at Penn State's WPSU studios on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and pre-registration is required.
With the 2012 presidential election day finally here, college students remain less likely to vote than older voters. Statistics from the Fair Elections Legal Network's Campus Vote Project show that more than 25 percent of college students didn't register to vote because they don't know where or how to do so. Two Penn State political science professors explain why students are less likely to engage in civic participation and why they should get involved.
The 2012 presidential election is less than two weeks away. A new video, available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVCWrhOWZ38, encourages Penn Staters from all walks of life to exercise their rights as U.S. citizens and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
In Pennsylvania, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; students on the University Park campus, as well as residents of Centre County, can find more information about their polling place at https://www.co.centre.pa.us/elections/locator.asp. As part of a new state law, voters will be asked, but not required, to show appropriate ID at their polling place. For more information about Pennsylvania's Voter ID law, visit http://www.votespa.com/.
The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will air a live panel discussion about the coming presidential election, to be held Oct. 10 in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium in the Lewis Katz building on the University Park campus. The town hall meeting is open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the broadcast will begin at 7 p.m.
PSU Votes, a nonpartisan Penn State initiative, is organizing a Voter Registration Day on Monday, Oct. 8, at the University Park campus. The event will include a celebration in the HUB-Robeson Center beginning at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m with a focus on promoting student voter registration at Penn State prior to the commonwealth's Oct. 9 voter registration deadline.
Penn State York is one of the stops when the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) goes on the road with Congressional town hall meetings to several college campuses to gauge reaction during the last week before the state primary on April 24.
Starting Monday, April 16, PCN will pre-empt the "PCN Call-In" program to air live Congressional town hall meetings hosted at universities and colleges across the state beginning at 7 p.m. for the entire week. The Penn State York campus will be featured on Friday, April 20.
Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato will take part in an Oct. 25 educational forum at Penn State's University Park campus. The forum is open to the public. It will begin at 3 p.m. in the HUB-Robeson Center's Heritage Hall. No tickets are required, but space is limited with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Onorato is expected to focus his remarks on higher education issues.
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.
"My expectation for Tuesday is that my students' cell phones will be beeping continuously, and they will be asked, 'Did you vote? And if you voted, have you told your friends to vote? Have you called them? Have you texted them?''' -- Michael Berkman, professor of political science, on the Obama campaign's use of cell phone numbers.