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March 2010 - Debate Society Public Debate

A Penn State Debate Society public debate was held on March 31st at 7 pm in 104 Thomas Building. The topic of the parliamentary style debate was Resolved: that the drinking age of 21 is a failed policy. Three speakers represented the government (pro) and three represented the opposition.

March 2010 - Salazar Delivers Burke Lecture

The Eighteenth Annual Kenneth Burke Lecture in Rhetoric featured speaker, Philippe-Joseph Salazar, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric, University of Cape Town. Professor Salazar's talk, "Managing the Public: Melancholy Remarks on Rhetorical Technologies" was held in Alumni Lounge of the Nittany Lion Inn on Saturday, March 27th at 7:00 pm.



Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric, Philippe-Joseph Salazar

March 2010 - IAH "Moments of Change" Symposium

March 2010

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the Center for Democratic Deliberation co-hosted a "Moments of Change" Symposium, "The Rhetorical Presidency of the Early Republic." The event was held at the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium on Friday, March 26 from 9:00 am-4:30 pm.

Featured speakers included:

Stephen H. Browne (Penn State University)
Christopher Castiglia (Penn State University)
Stephen Hartnett (University of Colorado, Denver)
William Pencak (Penn State University)
Philippe-Joseph Salazar (University of Cape Town)
C. Jan Swearingen (Texas A&M University)


Discussing "virtue"