Students Learn Civic Lessons Through Town Hall Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 11-02-2010

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4260

California State University, Chico students will lead discussions on a wide range of local and national issues at a town hall meeting Monday, Nov. 8, starting at 5:45 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium.

CSU, Chico’s Town Hall Meeting Program, started in 2006, helps develop students’ writing and research skills as well as promote civic engagement. The recurring town hall meetings are an important feature of the University’s First Year Experience Program, which is designed to help first-year students succeed academically and socially, and make a smooth transition to university life.

Approximately 800 students, along with community and campus members, are expected to take part in roundtable discussions. Students lead and participate in the roundtable talks as part of classroom research and writing projects.

Thia Wolf, director of the First Year Experience Program, said about 650 students enrolled in Political Science 155 (American Government) have been preparing in class for the town hall meeting.

Approximately 80 community members, including business and governmental leaders, are expected to attend the town hall meeting.

The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Please call 898-3705 for more information.

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