Campus News Release
Franklin College to Host Debate Between Indiana 9th Congressional District Candidates
Release date: October 9, 2012Franklin College and its student-powered news website and news service, TheStatehouseFile.com, will host a debate between the two candidates for the Indiana 9th Congressional District seat, U.S. Rep. Todd Young, a Republican, and Shelli Yoder, a Democrat, on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Théâtre Margot in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts.
The debate will be open to the community, but seating will be limited. Information about ticket availability will be announced soon. For those unable to attend, the debate will be streamed live on the college website and aired live on WFCI, 89.5 FM. Faculty, staff and students from the theatre, political science and journalism departments at the college collaborated to make this event possible. The debate will be entirely student-run; junior Lauren Casey (Greenwood) will serve as the moderator, senior Samm Quinn (Dyer), senior Suzannah Couch (Morgantown) and sophomore Olivia Ober (Avon) will serve on the media panel asking the questions. All are veterans of TheStatehouseFile.com.
The student-powered public relations agency, Franklin Communications, will drive media relations with the other news outlets coming to cover the event, and student-run media The Franklin, www.thefranklinonline.com, Inside Franklin and WFCI will provide live and breaking coverage of the debate. Political science faculty and students will help with the event and will provide analysis of the proceedings.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for challenging careers and fulfilling lives through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 28 majors, 36 minors and eight pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.franklincollege.edu.