OU to host Campaign Roundup in Pontiac

OU to host Campaign Roundup in Pontiac Nov. 14
Campaign Roundup
Oakland will host a Campaign Roundup event at the International Technology Academy in Pontiac on Monday, Nov. 14. Shown in the photo above are panelists from a past Campaign Roundup.

After the polls close and the votes have been tallied, Oakland University will host a Campaign Roundup event to spotlight the results of the 2016 local, state and national elections. A panel discussion will take place from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at the International Technology Academy in Pontiac.    


OU has hosted a Campaign Roundup for the last seven elections – dating back to 2002 – and this year marks the first time the event will be held in Pontiac, according to Dr. David Dulio, chair of the Political Science department.


“It's a chance for experts to gather and discuss what happened on Election Day and why,” Dulio said. “We decided to take the event to Pontiac this year to engage with the community more and to specifically interact with some young people -- and future leaders -- in the city.” 


A major focus of the event will be the presidential election results. Panel members will offer keen perspectives on how campaign decisions and circumstances influenced the outcomes of the election cycle, as well as how these outcomes will impact public policy and government in the coming years.


Panelists will include Chuck Stokes from WXYZ TV and Bernie Porn from Lansing-based polling firm EPIC-MRA, along with OU political science faculty members Dr. Terri Towner, Dr. John Klemanski and Dr. Dulio.


In addition to the Department of Political Science and International Technology Academy, the event is supported by the OU/Pontiac Partnership.


Dr. Robert Maxfield, special assistant to the President and Provost for the OU-Pontiac Partnership, said the event will be beneficial to the International Technology Academy students, as well as the panel members.


“It will be a unique experience for high school students and an opportunity for the panelists to better understand what is on the minds of teenagers who are not able to vote, but will be affected by the results of the election,” Maxfield said.


For more information about the event, contact Dr. Dulio at dulio@oakland.edu.