The Dyersburg State Community College Student Government Association (SGA) and the DSCC chapter of academic honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) are hosting a series of political forums on the Dyersburg campus and the centers.
"We have invited candidates for the state Senate and House offices from across West Tennessee to attend. Our students need to be involved in the political process, and hosting these events will help them, and our community members, be aware and informed," said Dr. Dave Strong, PTK faculty advisor.
The forums, being held the first two weeks in October, will be moderated by faculty members. Each forum will begin with short (10 minute maximum) statements from the candidates. After the opening statements, student panelists will pose questions to the candidates. There will be an opportunity for each of the candidates to provide additional responses, if needed.
After students ask their questions, the floor will be opened minutes for questions from the audience for approximately 30 minutes. Speeches from those in the audience will not be permitted.
At the end of the forum, the candidates will be allowed five minutes for closing statements.
Following is the local forum schedule:
Thursday, Oct. 4, 7-9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m.
For questions about the forums, please contact Dr. Strong at 731-286-3343 or firstname.lastname@example.org