Campus briefs: Nov. 2

Economic issues forum

On Nov. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in 234 Elliott Hall. Students, faculty and community members are invited to a forum to discuss economic issues our nation is currently facing.

Confirmed speakers include Mark Bennet, senior counsel of law firm Miller Canfield and Ron Tracy, associate professor of economics.

Those interested in attending should email Lisa Desmet at [email protected]


Secretary of State mobile branch office

A mobile branch office of the Secretary of State will provide a full-service operation, including voter registration. The event will provide the campus community with an opportunity to register in time for the Michigan Presidential Primary Election, which is scheduled for Feb. 28, 2012.

The mobile office will be open on Nov. 7  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Oakland Center and Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Oakland Center.


The GOP debate watch party

On the night of the debate, a watch party will provide individuals who cannot attend the actual debate with a chance to still be engaged in it.

The party starts at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Oakland Center banquet rooms. Students, faculty and campus community members are invited to join. Due to an overwhelming response, a lottery will be held for ticket distribution. Registration is required to attend.

To sign up and to learn more visit