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Students to host town hall meeting on 'Reason, Religion and the Republic'

April 20, 2010
CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834,

Drake University students will give presentations and lead roundtable discussions on "Reason, Religion and the Republic" at the 2010 Engaged Citizen Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, April 20.

This Engaged Citizen Experience event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 6 p.m. in Parents Hall in Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

Student teams will give presentations to small groups of audience members on critical issues that they have researched, and participants will then engage in an open discussion.

The Engaged Citizen Experience aims to teach students how to participate effectively in democratic processes. Democracy relies upon the participation of an engaged, knowledgeable and responsible citizenry; preparation for active participation in public debate requires the ability to evaluate and understand the diverse values and interests that influence democratic decision-making.

For more information, contact John Burney at 515-271-3804,