Students can celebrate the Debate at the Debate Carnival
September 27, 2012 By Deanna Walker ’15
Debate Carnival for students and the Centre community. The
Carnival will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 on the
Breckinridge Hall lawn.
The Student Government Association (SGA) at Centre College has taken on the task of organizing a Debate Carnival. This event will provide the student body and the community a venue to celebrate the upcoming Vice Presidential Debate that is uniquely for them. The Debate Carnival will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 on the Breckinridge Hall lawn on Centre’s campus.
“We wanted to do something designed for Centre students that would channel all the excitement, so everyone can participate and celebrate something that will be the highlight of our college careers,” SGA President Patrick Cho ’13 says.
The Debate Carnival will be similar in nature to the Carnival Centre holds each spring. The theme is for this carnival is American County Fair. There will be inflatables, a mechanical bull, a rock wall, a bungee trampoline and a green screen where you can have your picture taken with the candidates.
There will also be concerts by both the Kentucky Music Ensemble and MP, two Centre-based folk bands, as well as tables set up by Centre’s various clubs and organizations.
Community organizations are also invited to come set up tables and be part of the fun. SGA has been tapping into all of their different resources in order to get as much involvement as they can.
“This is an opportunity for SGA to reach out the whole community,” Cho says. “We encourage all organizations to be as creative as possible.”
Cowan Dining Hall is also taking part in the festivities. On the day of the Carnival, Sodexo will be serving special food that highlights the American County Fair theme, like funnel cakes, and hosting their own events, including a pie-eating contest.
“The idea behind the Debate Carnival is to bring the community together and to celebrate our school hosting an event of national importance, this moment in our college careers and to simply enjoy ourselves,” Cho says.
“Personally I am most excited to see what Centre organizations will bring to the event. We have so many clever people in these vibrant organizations. Also, the mechanical bull will be fun,” he continues. “I would pay money to see President Roush give it a try.”
For more about the upcoming Vice Presidential Debate at Centre College, visit the Centre debate website here.
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Centre College, founded in 1819, is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in Danville, Ky. Centre will host its second Vice Presidential Debate on 10.11.12, and remains the smallest college in the smallest town ever to host a general election debate. For more, click here.