Dr. Govind Shanadi Set to Speak at LINC Luncheon

October 09, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio —Dr. Govind Shanadi, assistant professor of communication at the University of Mount Union, will be the featured LINC luncheon speaker at noon on Tuesday, October 23 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center on Mount Union’s campus.

Shanadi will present, “Do You Believe What They Are Saying? (November 6 is Near).” His presentation will focus on political advertising. Shanadi will call attention to the increasing amount of money that is being spent on political ads, especially in a battleground state like Ohio. He will discuss the history of political advertising, especially since the television era began in the 1950s with Eisenhower’s effective campaign based on cartoon jingles. He will highlight many of the most effective ads, both negative and positive.

Shanadi will also explain campaign finance laws with an analysis of some of the major PACs involved in this election. He will end his presentation by providing tools to help separate fact from fiction so voters can make an informed decision. 

Shanadi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in mass communications with a concentration in ethnic media/identity formation from the University of Florida.

The community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking and conversation) was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise from Mount Union’s faculty and staff that exists in Alliance, in light of the University’s exceptional academic reputation. This is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge on current topics from local experts and interact with members of the University and greater Alliance community.

Cost of the lunch is $10. Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Chris Pontius at Mount Union at (330) 823-3296 or pontiucm@mountunion.edu.


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