Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama to Speak at the College of Charleston
Charleston, S.C. (Jan 8, 2008) – Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D) will speak on the College of Charleston campus on January 10, 2008 as part of the College of Charleston’s Bully Pulpit Series.
Senator Obama is the third presidential candidate to speak in this series, which invites the individual presidential candidates to speak with students and Charleston community members.
The event will take place at College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard on January 10, 2008. Gates for this event will open at 11:00am. A ticket is required for entrance. Tickets will be available for students at no charge at the information desk on the first floor of the Stern Student Center on the College of Charleston campus. Tickets cannot be reserved via phone call or e-mail contact.
As part of this non-partisan series, an equal number of presidential candidates from the two major political parties have been invited to the College of Charleston campus. U.S. Senator John McCain (R) and U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R) participated in the Bully Pulpit Series in 2007.
“The Bully Pulpit series is a unique forum for Presidential candidates to talk with our students and the greater Charleston community,” said George Benson, President of the College of Charleston. “The College is looking forward to hosting this series and offering our students an opportunity to learn from some of the most prominent figures in American politics.”
“We are pleased to have Senator Obama come to our campus,” said Brian McGee, chairman of the Department of Communication at the College of Charleston. “The series is devoted to a subject often neglected during the Presidential campaign: How a successful candidate, if elected, will use the ‘bully pulpit’ powers of the presidency to inform, persuade and mobilize the American people.”
The Bully Pulpit Series at the College of Charleston is a joint effort of the College’s Department of Communication and the Department of Communication Advisory Council. Each event in the series offers students and faculty the opportunity to analyze the ideas of each candidate.
Following Senator Obama’s appearance, the College of Charleston will offer the opportunity to subscribe to podcasts, permitting listeners to download the relevant audio from each candidate’s appearance to their computer or MP3 player. Video portions of the appearance also will be streamed following the event.
To provide further opportunities for analysis of the candidate's appearance, the College of Charleston has invited Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, to collaborate with them in discussions of the candidates' responses. The College of Charleston will provide a complete video recording of this event to the Department of Speech Communication at Augustana College. Augustana student and faculty feedback will be reported as part of the follow-up to Senator Obama's appearance.
Visit www.cofc.edu/bullypulpit for further information and updates on the presidential candidates participating in The Bully Pulpit Series.
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