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Lynn University is the youngest university ever to host a presidential debate.  2012 also marks the 50th anniversary of Lynn.

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Welcome to the "Debate Insider" newsletter,  your behind-the-scenes guide to all things related to the third and final 2012 presidential debate hosted by Lynn University on October 22 in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center.  



Official Small Business Partners 


Lynn University would like to congratulate and thank the following companies who recently became Official Small Business Partners:


Amzak Capital Management

Atlas Party Rental

In Rem Solutions, Inc.

Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center

Corner Bakery Cafe

IL Services Inc

Nope Task Force

Scarlett & Gucciardo, P.A.

Deerfield Builders Supply

Mootz's Italian Ice

TW Signs

Kids In Distress

Above & Beyond Advertising

Precision Turbines Inc.

Clintar Landscape Management

Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council

All Star Golf Car

Dataman Group Direct Mail & Telemarketing Lists



For a complete list of Official Small Business Partners or to learn how your company can become an Official Small Business Partner, please visit the Lynn University debate website or the Boca Chamber website.

Official Small Business Partner Spotlight: Broken Sound Club 

Small Business Debate Partners - Broken Sound Country Club
Debate Official Small Business Partner - Broken Sound Club

Community Corner 


This edition's Community Corner features  Andre Varona, CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, and Manny O'Neill, President of the Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association and General Manager of the DoubleTree Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens.


See what they have to say about the presidential debate coming to Lynn University and Palm Beach County.



Andre Varona
Andre Varona
Manny O'Neill
Manny O'Neill


Debate-Related Summer Reading Recommendations



Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain by Jim Lehrer


 The Boys on the Bus by Timothy Crouse 



 Mad As Hell: Revolt at the Ballot Box, 1992 by Jack Germond and Jules Witcover



Our Country by Michael Barone



What It Takes: The Way to the White House by Richard Cramer



In Case You Missed It



Presidential debate watch parties, pre-events in the works  




WLRN reporter Christine Di Mattei interviews President Ross about how Lynn is handling its transformation from small campus to center of the political universe as it prepares to host a pivotal presidential debate.



During the President's visit to Palm Beach County last week, Lynn's Director of University Events Amy Greene and Special Projects Coordinator Ashleigh Fowles stopped by PBIA to see Air Force One.




Lynn's Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Evening Admission Steven Pruitt (above), Director of Employee Services Carole Dodge, and Director of Corporate Relations Barbara Cambia gave a debate presentation to the Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County on July 19.

Upcoming Events


August 3, 2012 - Deadline for Volunteer Applications

If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer for the presidential debate at Lynn University, you must submit your application by Aug. 3.  The 2012 Debate Volunteer Application is available on Lynn's debate website.  To apply, please visit the website, click on the red "Apply to Volunteer" button from your computer (mobile devices are not supported), complete the application and click Save.


If you are selected as a volunteer, you be notified of your selection in the coming months and provided with the next steps in the process. 

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