Indiana University Kokomo

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo will host a presidential election forum on Tuesday, October 30, leading into the final week of the 2012 campaign.

Student Jonathan Underwood, who was a delegate to the Indiana Republican Convention, will talk about his experience at the convention. The remainder of the forum will include open discussion of events leading to the November 6, 2012, election, led by Andrew McFarland, assistant professor of history and program coordinator for history/political science.

Topics will include presidential debates, foreign and domestic issues, campaign commercials, the role of Super Pacs, and others.

McFarland said all those attending are encouraged to participate, but to keep in mind that the event's purpose is not to advocate for any political positions or campaigns.

"These forums are not meant to be lectures, but interactive discussions, where students, other faculty, and anyone in the campus community can join us to learn and share opinions and experiences openly," he said.

The forum is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Kelley Student Center, Room 221.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.