ETSU Online Offers SGA Debate Via Live Stream

ETSU OnlineEast Tennessee State University’s Office of eLearning, home to ETSU’s online programs and courses, will broadcast the April 14 Student Government Association election debate via live streaming.

SGA President Michael Wallace says live streaming the debate is an important component in informing as many students as possible about the candidates and their platforms.

“We want all students to make an informed decision,” Wallace said. “Student Government has faced many disagreements this year internally … and we need leadership that upcoming senators can look up to and respect.”

The Office of eLearning will provide the live streaming, which Digital Media Services Director David Currie says directly supports one of the primary goals of the department: to increase student access to information through technology

“It will certainly benefit traditional and online students who are not able to attend but who will vote in the SGA elections,” Currie said. “And ultimately we’re here to offer that kind of student support.”

Wallace hopes that making the debate widely accessible to students will result in leadership that accurately represents ETSU’s student body. “ETSU has faced many changes as a university,” Wallace said. “And we need a leadership team that can keep with the pace of an evolving university while knowing the pulse of the students and what they want.”

The SGA election debate is a collaborative effort by members of the Forensic and Debate team, Model UN, and the Student Government Association. The debate will take place at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the D.P. Culp Center.

The live stream broadcast will be available at http://elearning.etsu.edu/sgadebatelive.htm.

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