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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU to Host Presidential Debate Watch Party

Political Science Professor to Provide Commentary

BOCA RATON, FL (September 21, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s department of political science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and Living Room Theaters will host a watch party for the first 2012 Presidential Debate on Wednesday, October 3, beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the Living Room Theaters on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.

The debate, airing live from the University of Denver, will focus on domestic policy. It will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on the following topics (selected by the moderator): The Economy - I, The Economy - II, The Economy - III, Health Care, The Role of Government, Governing. A political science professor will provide a short introduction at 8:30 p.m. leading up to the 9 p.m. debate. The debate is scheduled to last until approximately 10:30 p.m.

There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP in advance to confirm your seat by emailing debates2012@livingroomtheaters.com. Additional seating in the Living Room Theaters café will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Food and beverage will also be available for purchase in the café. For more information, call the Living Room Theaters at 561-297-1556.     

-FAU-

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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