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The final presidential debate at Lynn University is the most influential of the three because it is held only 15 days prior to the election.

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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.  


Are You Ready?


The Lynn Knight's Training Day - Debate 2012
The Lynn Knight's Training Day - Debate 2012


If you haven't seen it yet,  be sure to check out the Rocky-inspired Lynn Knight's Training Day video, featuring the university's mascot, Big LU, preparing for the presidential debate.

Convention Coverage 




A group of  five Lynn College of International Communication students recently reported live from both political conventions as part of the course Political Convention Reporting.


Read their special coverage below in recent editions of the iPulse, Lynn's student  newspaper.


Republican National Convention coverage:


iPulse-Aug. 28
iPulse-Aug. 29
iPulse-Aug. 30
iPulse-Aug. 31


Democratic National Convention coverage:


iPulse-Sept. 4
iPulse-Sept. 5
iPulse-Sept. 6
iPulse-Sept. 7

Official Small Business Partners 


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


John Hancock Financial Network / The Partners Network

Vision Forward Marketing

Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum

Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort

Awnings of Hollywood & Thompson Architectural Products

Lynn Financial Center

LFC Development, LLC

Citibank, N.A.

Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Gora, PA

Mattlin & Kovacs, PL

Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.

The Journey Church

HELIX Medical Centers

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties


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: Deck 84

Deck 84 - Lynn Small Business Debate Partners
Debate Official Small Business Partner - Deck 84

Community Corner 


This edition's Community Corner features Bill Nix, Vice President of Marketing and Cultural Affairs for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and Sarah Martin,   Executive Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative.


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


Bill Nix - Community Partner
Bill Nix


Sarah Martin - Community Partner
Sarah Martin

In Case You Missed It




The Chronicle of Higher Education, one of the country's leading higher ed publications, reports on Lynn University's K-12 debate curriculum.  






 International students "dig in" to U.S. presidential politics at Lynn University 





Update on the Lynn Presidential debate 



A preview of the foreign policy debate at Lynn University:

A look ahead at the debate on defense policies by Walter Pincus






 Lynn University is featured in the article Great Free Web Sites for Teaching Election 2012 






On Sept. 11, Martin Phillips, Lynn Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism, moderated a panel in the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall on the September 11 Attacks and Their Affects on Foreign Policy (which is the topic of the presidential debate at Lynn).   


Panelists included: Robert Watson, Professor, American Studies; Marcheta Wright, Professor, International Relations; Joseph Hall, associate professor, Criminal Justice; Randy Schultz, Editorial Page Editor, Palm Beach Post; and Kingsley Guy, Columnist, Sun Sentinel.




Small campus in Florida prepares for big role in debates  


Upcoming Events


Sept. 14, 2012 - Media Credentialing Application Deadline

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


Oct. 5, 2012 - Community & Culture Expo - American Stories as Told Through the Cultural Arts

Mizner Amphitheater, 6:00 p.m.  For more information, click here.


Oct. 12, 2012 - Cinema Under the Stars: "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"

Mizner Amphitheater, 8:00 p.m.  For more information, click here.


Oct. 17, 2012 - Author Visit: Candice Millard

Spanish River Library, 7:00 p.m.  For more information, click here.


Oct. 18, 2012 - Author Visit: Dr. Richard Beeman

Spanish River Library, 7:00 p.m.  For more information, click  here.


Oct. 18, 2012 - 3rd Annual Latin American Food & Wine Festival

Midtown at Palm Beach Gardens, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.  For more information, click here


Oct. 22, 2012 - Debate Watch Party and Concert, hosted by the City of Boca Raton and presented by the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Rock the Vote

Mizner Amphitheater, 7:00 p.m.  For more information, click here


Additional details and debate events can be found on the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Boca Raton websites. 


Also, keep an eye out for the September/October edition of the Boca Raton Magazine, which features an article on Lynn University and "The Great Debate."

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