Symposium planned about the 2016 election

Pitt-Bradford will hold a Behavioral and Social Sciences Symposium next week about the 2016 election.


            The symposium, which take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Rice Auditorium in Fisher Hall, will feature Dr. Stephen Robar, associate professor of political science, and Margaret Satterwhite Brown, instructor of mass communications.


            Just a few days before Super Tuesday on March 1, when 13 states and territories, including Texas, will hold their party primary elections, the speakers will examine what is turning out to be an exciting, controversial and crucial election season.


            Robar, whose specialty is the American political process, will share his views regarding what has transpired in the debates and also analyze the results of the Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries.


            Brown will discuss the rhetorical devices and methods that the candidates have been using in order to get their points across and have people vote for them.


            The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Refreshments will be served.


            For disability needs related to the symposium, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at 814-362-7609 or