Oct. 20, 2004
What can you believe
when it comes to all of the political advertisments that bombard
the public during an election year?
That question will
be addressed during the panel discussion "Political
Ad Watch" to be held Wednesday,
Oct. 27, at 11:45 a.m. in the UPS Auditorium of
the Lincoln Center. The public is invited to the free event,
which is sponsored by Morningside's Academic and Cultural
Arts Series (ACAS).
members Dr. Bruce Forbes, professor and department
chair of religious studies; Kitty Green, instructor
of history and political science; and Dr. Pam Mickelson,
professor of business administration and economics, will attempt
to separate fact from fiction and rhetoric from reality in
Forbes will discuss
the ethical issues associated with political ads, Green will
examine the ads from the stand point of a political scientist,
and Mickelson will approach the ads from the context of marketing
and advertising. The panelists will take questions from the
audience after their presentations.
"In addition to the actual information
or misinformation delivered by television campaign advertising,
the ads themselves also have much to say about the style,
substance, and process of American electoral politics," said
Jim Fisk, reference and bibliographic librarian at Morningside's
Library and the organizer of the event.
Forbes, a 1970 Morningside
graduate, has been at Morningside since 1978. He was a 2003
recipient of Morningside's first annual Sharon Walker Faculty
Excellence Award. He received a doctorate in history of American
Christianity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1977 and
a master's of theology degree from Perkins School of Theology,
Southern Methodist University in 1973.
Green has been at
Morningside since 1996. She graduated from Hood College, Frederick,
Md., in 1969 and received a master's degree from the University
of South Dakota in 1982.
Mickelson has been
at Morningside since 1988. Mickelson, a 1974 graduate of Henderson
State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., received a master's
degree from Arkansas State University in 1975 and a doctorate
from Okalahoma State University in 1984.