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CDD Hosting Discussion on Arizona Shooting

In response to the recent shooting at Arizona that claimed lives and raised questions about political discourse, the Center for Democratic Deliberation is hosting a discussion forum to evaluate the impact civic dialogue has on civic violence.

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New York Times Hosts Public Speaking Contest

The New York Times puts the pressure on Penn State undergraduates to present persuasive speeches before a panel to win money, publication and bragging rights. The Penn State Civic Engagement Speaking Contest will be held on Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Nittany Lion Inn boardroom. Admission is free and all are welcome to come see the best speakers present their ideas advocating public policies for significant social or civic issues.

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Debate Society Sparks Conversation With Second Public Forum

Feel neglected with your undergraduate education? Well, the Penn State Debate Society is raising this question at the public forum tomorrow, Dec. 1, at 7:00 p.m. in 10 Sparks. The conversation is open to floor participants who are concerned about the topic or need to have their voice heard.

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Prof. to Join Symposium on Democratic Discourse

J. Michael Hogan, Liberal Arts Research Professor of Communications Arts and Sciences at Penn State and Co-Director for the Center for Democratic Deliberation has been appointed to the Steering Team for a major national symposium on civility and democratic discourse.

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Penn State Debate Society Celebrates Anniversary

The Penn State Debate Society is bringing back the art of argument and celebrating their one year anniversary, after reinstatement last October. Read on to learn more about the Society's past, present and future events.

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