Niagara University Holding Election Events to Engage Campus

October 18, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman


Nick Langworthy, '03, chair of the Erie County Republican Party, speaks to a group of approximately 30 students as former Erie County Democratic Party chair Len Lenihan and Dr. Jamie Pimlott look on. The discussion was part of an Oct. 11 discussion on the differences between the two political parties.

Understanding that today’s global society requires citizens that are knowledgeable in the political process, Niagara University is offering a dynamic series of debates, videos, presentations and watch parties to spotlight the 2012 presidential election.

Voting with Your Conscience

  • Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Dunleavy 127
  • Featuring Dr. Charles C. Camosy, professor of theology at Fordham University. Hosted by Campus Ministry.

Presidential Debate Screening

  • Oct. 11, O’Shea Hall
  • Residence Life will bring students together to watch the presidential debates.

Presidential Debate Screening

  • Oct. 16, Seton Hall
  • Residence Life will bring students together to watch the presidential debates.

Absentee Ballot Information Session

  • Oct. 19, 7-8:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Gallagher Center
  • Absentee ballot information session. Hosted by NUSGA.

Republicans and Democrats: What are the differences?

  • Oct. 11, 3 p.m., Bisgrove 351
  • Discussion featuring Nick Langworthy ’03, Erie County Republican Party chair, and Len Lenihan, former chair of Erie County Democratic Party.  Facilitated by political science professor Dr. Jamie Pimlott.

The World is Watching – American Election In an International Context

  • Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Gallagher Center
  • Lecture given by Akua Naru, University of Cologne (Cologne, Germany). Hosted by MISA.

Presidential Debate Screening

  • Oct. 22, Multi-Purpose Room, Gallagher Center
  • Residence Life will bring students together to watch the presidential debates.

The Environment and Public Policy

  • Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Gallagher Center
  • Discussion led by Dr. William Edwards, professor of environmental studies.

Middle Eastern Relations in the Context of the Elections

  • Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Bisgrove 350
  • Featuring Dr. Mustafa Gokcek, history professor.

Student Poster and Video Presentation

  • Oct. 31, 2:30-4 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Gallagher Center
  • Students in CMS 361 (Politics in Media) will display posters and videos pertaining to fact checking and the election. Facilitated by Dr. Kalen Churcher, communication studies professor.

The Great Debate Game Show

  • Nov. 5, Noon, Lower Level Gallagher Center
  • Sponsored by Campus Activities, students will participate in a game of election trivia.

Questions may be directed to David Blackburn, director of Multicultural and International Student Affairs at Niagara, at ude.aragain@bed or 716.286.8510.