University of Portland
09-04-2012
Contact: John Furey, Joe Kuffner

University of Portland hosts Health Care panel, part of innovative “Vote UP” program, Tuesday, Sept. 25 in St. Mary's Student Center

University of Portland Student Nursing Association (UPSNA) will sponsor a Health Care panel at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 25 in St. Mary’s Student Center lounge on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.

The panel, hosted by junior James Daugherty, will include four different panelists representing an academic, a student, a community and a Catholic perspective. The panelists will include Dean of the School of Nursing Joanne Warner; recent alumna Jenny Carson; who will be broadcast into the conversation from Washington D.C., and local Portland physician Dr. Paul Gorman. The Catholic perspective panelist has yet to be chosen.

The panel will help voters understand differences between candidates and their position on health care.

The panel marks the third segment of the innovative “Vote UP” program, which is a collaboration between University of Portland faculty, staff, and students to increase on-campus voter turnout, engagement, and dialogue in the weeks leading up to the 2012 Presidential election. The program will include voter registration drives, weekly panel discussions about key issues, debate and election-watch parties, and a post-election wrap-up. Each panel will be followed by discussions facilitated by TOLCS (Teaching Our Leaders Civil Discourse and Service), students trained by the Communication Studies department in civic discourse and public dialogue.

All “Vote UP” events are free and open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Locations are subject to change – please check the official Vote UP website at  www.up.edu/voteup  for the most up-to-date information.

 

Date

Event

Sponsoring Group

Location

9/25

Panel: Health Care

UPSNA

St. Mary’s Lounge

10/2

Panel: Immigration

MEChA

St. Mary’s Lounge

10/3

Presidential Debate Watch Party

UP Marketing

The Cove (6 p.m.)

10/9

Panel: Economy/Budget

College Repubs/Dems

St. Mary’s Lounge

10/11

Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party

UP Marketing

The Cove (6 p.m.)

10/16

Presidential Debate Watch Party

UP Marketing

The Cove (6 p.m.)

10/22

Presidential Debate Watch Party

UP Marketing

The Cove (6 p.m.)

10/23

Panel: Women's Issues

Feminist Discussion Group

St. Mary’s Lounge

10/30

Panel: International/Foreign Policy

International Club

St. Mary’s Lounge

11/6

Election Watch Party

Student Activities

The Cove (5 p.m.)

11/13

Panel: Post-Election Implications

Roosevelt Institute

St. Mary’s Lounge

Vote UP is being sponsored by The New York Times as well as the University of Portland Political Science department, Student Activities, and the Moreau Center for Service and Leadership.

Contact Jeromy Koffler, Student Activities director, with questions at  stuact@up.edu  or 503-943-7470.

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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