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WJU's Appalachian Institute Forum to Examine the Trump Presidency



WHEELING, W.Va., Jan. 10, 2017 -- With the presidential election over and the inauguration approaching, Wheeling Jesuit University's Appalachian Institute will host a forum to discuss what comes next with a Trump presidency.

“'What Now?' is a student and faculty-led forum to allow for open discussion about how we - as a country and as a college campus - move forward following the divisive November election,” said Beth Collins, director of WJU's Appalachian Institute.

The forum will be held at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 12 inside the Eduoard and Simone Ziegler Recital Hall located in the Center for Educational Technologies building on the WJU campus. The discussion is open to the public.

The panel will consist of two students - senior, Uneeke Ferguson and sophomore, Maddie Davin, as well as faculty members, Dr. John Poffenbarger, associate professor of social science and Dr. Jessica Wrobleski, assistant professor of theology. Their perspectives will be accompanied by time for small and large group discussion.

“President-elect Trump's campaign and victory changed the way we view politics and uncovered just how divided we are as a country. This forum will allow people to share their initial reactions, hopes and fears, while also addressing what we, as individuals and a college campus, need to do in order to move forward,” Collins added.




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