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Lynn University's students come from approximately 80 nations, making the Oct. 22 debate topic of foreign policy a perfect fit for 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.  



Debate Topic and Moderator Announced 

The topic of the third and final 2012 presidential debate at Lynn University, where 24 % of the student population is international,  will be foreign policy.  It will be formatted into six 15-minute segments focusing on topics within foreign policy decided by the moderator in advance.


Earlier this week, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced the moderator for the debate at Lynn University will be Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and Moderator of Face the Nation.



Lynn Develops iTunes U Debate Curriculum

In partnership with the Palm Beach County School District, Lynn University developed a K-12 Debate Curriculum for use in our county and across the country.  Educators can augment their lesson plans with free activities for each grade level, which are accessible on iTunes U if using a Mac or iPad or on the official Lynn debate website.


Many of the activities tie into Florida's Sunshine State Standards, and Lynn faculty and staff members Priscilla Boerger, Robert Watson, Maria Piret, David Jaffe and Chris Boniforti contributed to this project.

Official Small Business Partners 


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


Enterprise Bank of Florida

Northwestern Mutual - The Ruhl Financial Group

Boca Center

Progresso Media Ventures

Silver Sac Catering

Chez Gourmet Catering

Boca Raton Regional Hospital


IBM Southeast Employees Federal Credit Union

Buckeye Plumbing, Inc.

Jennifer L. Harper MD

Josephine's Italian Restaurant

Coin-O-Matic, Inc.

Neal Weisman, MD

Indian Spring Country Club

Neal Weisman, MD

Builders Plus, Inc.

Tents 'n' Events, Inc.

Al Hoffer's Termite-Lawn-Pest

Boca Raton Decorating Center Company

Checker Pool Services Inc.


Carman Law Firm, P.A.

Jenco Media Group, LLC

3Cinteractive, L.L.C.

Brian J. Glick Esquire

Town Center at Boca Raton/Simon Property Group

Transentient Health and Wellness


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: George Snow Scholarship Fund 

Debate Official Small Business Partner - George Snow Scholarship Fund
Debate Official Small Business Partner - George Snow Scholarship Fund

Community Corner 


In recognition of Palm Beach County Schools back in session on Monday, this edition's Community Corner features Palm Beach County School Board Chairman Frank Barbieri and Superintendent Wayne Gent.


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


Frank Barbieri
Frank Barbieri


Wayne Gent
Wayne Gent


Lynn Class Attending Political Conventions 


Five students in the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of International Communication's Political Convention Reporting course will be traveling to the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in September.


The students, accompanied by Lynn staff members Dean David Jaffe and Andy Vermes, will produce daily editions of Lynn's student newspaper, the iPulse, which will be published in hard copy on campus and posted to the paper's website.  The students will also shoot video that will be edited for daily Internet delivery.




Debate T-Shirts 


Beginning Monday, Aug. 20, official Lynn University debate t-shirts will be available for purchase in the on-campus bookstore.  They will be available in two designs:




In Case You Missed It



Lynn University has partnered with the Florida Society of News Editors, and one of the joint initiatives was the development of an Election News feed on Lynn's debate website.  In the above video, Mark Russell, FSNE president, discusses the debate coming to Florida.  Read more about this partnership here



Boca Raton's Lynn University making wireless upgrades before hosting presidential debate 

Upcoming Events


August 22, 2012 - PBC School Board Meeting at Lynn

The Palm Beach County School Board will hold their 5 p.m. meeting in Lynn's Wold Performing Arts Center, the site of the third and final 2012 presidential debate. 


August 27, 2012 - Lynn's Fall Semester begins


September 14, 2012 - Media Credentialing Application Deadline

For more information or to apply for media credentialing, visit the Commission on Presidential Debates website. 

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