Student Debate to be Held October 25

October 21, 2011

A student debate will be held Tuesday, October 25 at 6 p.m. in Chapman Hall Room 202 at the University of Mount Union. The topic for the debate will be “Resolved: Further stimulus spending financed by moderate tax increases is the best approach to reviving the economy and creating new jobs.”
 
Participants debating in favor of the topic will argue that deficit budgeting and heavy expenditure will positively help the U.S. economy as it will create more jobs. Students debating against the topic will argue that more and more federal expenditures will badly affect our economy as it will delay economic recovery. 

Dr. Lee Gray, professor of geology, will serve as moderator. Dr. Rodney Dick, associate professor of English and chair of the Department of English, will be the chief scorer and judge. Judges for the debate include Robert Garland, director of libraries; Theresa Davis, instructor of history; Fendrich Clark, assistant professor of communication; Francis Schortgen, assistant professor of political science and international studies; and John Frazier, vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
 
Cash prizes will be awarded with the first place winner receiving $70, the second place honoree receiving $60 and the third place recipient receiving $50. Other prizes, sponsored by Mount Union’s Office of Marketing and the Alumni Association, also will be awarded. Certificates will be presented to all participants.
 
The student debate, which is organized annually by Dr. Santosh Saha, professor of history, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Saha at (330) 823-2482 or sahasc@mountunion.edu.
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