Senator to visit campus Oct. 24

October 23, 2012

Sen. Bill Nelson

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will visit Stetson's DeLand campus Oct. 24.

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) will be visiting Stetson University’s DeLand campus to discuss the importance of civic engagement in our society.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to host Senator Nelson on our campus,” said Kevin Winchell, assistant director of Community Engagement. “Senator Nelson’s long and distinguished record of public service to our state and country makes him an ideal person to speak about the importance of being an engaged global citizen – one of Stetson’s core values.”

Nelson’s visit will coincide with a Straw Poll of Stetson students taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. that same day. The Straw Poll, Stetson’s first in 32 years, will gauge student interest in the presidential election and identify the level of support each candidate has from Stetson students. An announcement of the results will be posted later Wednesday evening.

Nelson will arrive between 2:30 and 3 p.m., and will remain on-campus for approximately one hour. His remarks will be given on the front steps of the Stetson University Carlton Union building located on East Minnesota Avenue.

This event is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to park in the Rinker Parking Lot near the Edmunds Center on the corner of East Pennsylvania and Bert Fish avenues.


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