Penn State Intercom......March 21, 2002

Gubernatorial candidate
Rendell to visit campus

Edward Rendell, Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, will make the University a stop on his campaign tour at the invitation of faculty and staff.

Rendell will participate in a candidate's forum, co-sponsored by the Faculty Senate and Faculty/Staff Club, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the Faculty/Staff Club room of The Nittany Lion Inn, University Park.

In addition to playing host to Rendell, organizers have extended invitations to fellow gubernatorial candidates Robert Casey Jr. and Mike Fisher to participate in candidate forums in the near future.

"The purpose of the candidate's forum is to foster a dialogue among candidates that deals with issues affecting higher education," said Jean Landa Pytel, president of the Faculty/Staff Club. "The Faculty Senate and Faculty/Staff Club both believe Penn State, as the flagship institution of Pennsylvania, is the ideal location for such a forum, and we hope to give all candidates an equal voice to discuss their views on the issues affecting colleges and universities in the commonwealth."

The candidate's forum is free to the University community. Refreshments will be served.