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C-SPAN Bus to visit Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus Nov. 3

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A group of University of Southern Mississippi students will have the opportunity to interact with their questions for the C-SPAN show “Washington Journal” when its Campaign 2012 “Road to the White House” tour bus comes to the Hattiesburg campus Thursday, Nov. 3. This event is in partnership with Comcast Corporation.                

Top students from the university’s political science and mass communication and journalism programs will participate in a live broadcast of the program from 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. that morning, as the show features a prominent political figure or expert as its guest. Following the program, the bus, which will be parked between the Liberal Arts Building and Joseph Greene Hall, will be open for tour from 9-11 a.m.

“We’re excited about having CSPAN on campus,” said Dr. Mark Wrighton, associate dean for undergraduate programs and assessment in the College of Arts and Letters. “This event presents a wonderful opportunity for our students to stay engaged with the political process, especially with the 2012 presidential and congressional races just around the corner and as our own state elections take place within the week.”

The Campaign 2012 Bus travels the country promoting and enhancing C-SPAN’s extensive resources and political coverage by stopping at major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states, and meeting with voters on the campaign trail.  Additionally, the bus will tour state capitals, visit community events, and host students and teachers around the nation, providing an inside look at C-SPAN’s comprehensive educational and political resources. 

Visitors to the C-SPAN bus will learn about the following programming and resources via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops, and mobile devices, including:  

  • C-SPAN’s in-depth public affairs event coverage
  • C-SPAN’s web offerings, including archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN’s vast Video Library and Congressional Chronicle
  • Many ways to connect with C-SPAN on the go including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio, and iPhone and Blackberry apps

 For more information about this event, contact the Southern Miss College of Arts and Letters at 601.266.4315. For more information about C-SPAN, online visit www.c-span.org