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Congressman Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) to Discuss Job Creation and the Future of NASA at Embry-Riddle To
Daytona Beach, Fla, February 12, 2010
On Feb. 22, Congressman Kendrick Meek will offer his views at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on the issues of job creation, the future of NASA, tax rates for the young, and the future of Social Security. His appearance is part of the university’s President’s Speaker Series.
Meek, who is the leading Democratic contender for the U.S. Senate from Florida, will also take calls from listeners on radio and questions from the live audience. The event is from 3-4:30 p.m. in the atrium of the College of Aviation building on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus.
Embry-Riddle created the President’s Speaker Series as town hall forums about topics in the public interest in 2010 to help cultivate a more informed electorate.
“For many of our students, the first opportunity to vote comes in their first two years in college,” said Johnson, Embry-Riddle’s president. “We consider it our responsibility to give them a well-rounded understanding of issues in our changing society, because we are preparing them to be leaders.”
Although the 90-minute forums are designed to engage Embry-Riddle students, faculty, and staff on issues of public policy, they are also free and open to the general public. Speakers cover topics such as education, foreign policy, law, medicine, money, and politics. The forums are moderated by Marc Bernier, a special assistant to the president at Embry-Riddle.
The President’s Speaker Series events will be broadcast live on 1150AM WNDB and streamed live on www.wndb.am. Other dates and guests will be announced later.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.