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Rosemont to Host Live Chat During Trump and Biden Town Hall Events on October 15

Katie DuBoff - September 21, 2020

President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will host individual Town Hall events on competing networks on Thursday, October 15. Biden is set to air this Thursday @ 8pm on ABC and Trump on Thursday @ 8pm on NBC and its affiliates.

Join the Rosemont community as links to both Town Halls will be available on the Global & Civic Engagement website and be supported by a running chat with the hashtag #RosemontTownHallWatch on Twitter. The Office of Leadership & Engagement will monitor the chat through the Twitter account @RC_Activities. 

Following the Town Hall events, the Global & Civic Engagement Committee will present themes and talking points at a Lunch and Learn session on Friday, October 16. Students will discuss points raised during the Town Halls, the first presidential debate, and vice presidential debate.

Register for the Lunch and Learn. 

The Global & Civic Engagement Committee (GCEC), formerly known as the Civility Week Committee, works to instill, educate, and inspire the students, faculty, and staff to create change in the Rosemont and surrounding communities. The GCEC looks to support Diversity & Inclusion and Community Spirit.

According to committee member Holly Polanki ‘21, “It’s really important for young people to get involved and be knowledgeable; to effect the changes that will impact them in the future. By voting, they are impacting their own fate.”

Lovest Diomande ‘21, another committee member, added, “Vote for those who couldn’t. Voting is so important because so many do not have a voice.”

The main focus of the GCEC is to facilitate the Annual Global & Civic Engagement week in October and provide supplemental programming, workshops and resources throughout the academic year.

The Voter Registration Drive Kick-Off will begin on Monday, October 12.

Committee members include following:

  • Jessica Burns, Chair & Dir. Of leadership & Engagement 
  • Lizi Cunningham, ‘19, Asst. Coordinator of Leadership & Engagement
  • Troy Chiddick, Dean of Students
  • Dr. Ashley Hodges, Asst. Athletic Director
  • Ben Huelskamp, Asst. Dean of Residence Life
  • Regina Ingiosi, Dir. Campus Ministry
  • Adam Lusk, Assoc. Professor of Economics and Political Science
  • Dr. Arlicia Miller, ‘08, Coordinator of Advising - SASC
  • Brittney Nix-Crawford, Asst. Professor of Communication
  • Dr. Alan Preti, Dir. Of IELS & Assoc. Professor of Philosophy
  • Casandra Antzoulatos, Class of ‘22
  • Lovest Diomande, Class of ‘21
  • Holly Polanki, Class of ‘21


Upcoming GCEC Events:

  • Tuesday 10/13: 2021 Vision Board & Campus CleanUp w/ Rosegrow & ResLife
  • Wednesday 10/14: SGA power of series w/ Abigail Brooks & Relevantly themed Quizzo
  • Thursday 10/15: Town Hall Live Chat
  • Friday 10/16: Round Table Discussion & Lunch

Tips to be an active and engaged voter

  • Before you arrive at your polling place on Election Day, please be aware of the steps you may need to take ahead of time, especially changes to guidelines that are in place due to COVID-19.
  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
    Are you registered to vote? October 19, 2020 is the last day to register before the election. If you are a Pennsylvania resident, check your voter registration status.
  • Please read more about the Voter Registration Application.
  • Pennsylvania offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in Pennsylvania by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.
  • If you are a first-time voter in Pennsylvania, learn about how to prepare for Election Day.
  • If you are not from Pennsylvania, find your state information.

Important Dates:

  • October 19, 2020:
    • Deadline to register online to vote
    • Deadline for registering by mail to vote (postmarked by)
    • Deadline to register in person to vote
  • October 27, 2020:
    • Deadline to request a ballot by mail (received by)
  • November 3, 2020: Election Day
    • Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8 P.M.)
    • Polls open from 7am-8pm for in-person voting


Don’t wait! If you are voting by mail, fill out your ballot as soon as you receive it, if required, sign both the ballot and return envelope where indicated, and mail it back to ensure it arrives by the deadline. The postal service anticipates delays and you want your vote to be counted!