On Thursday, Oct. 4, C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Bus will visit Xavier University from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm stationed on Herald Avenue between Husman Residence Hall and Fenwick Place. Part of C-SPAN’s community outreach, this mobile production studio offers presentations about the political process and C-SPAN’s unique coverage of politics geared toward students, bringing public affairs into the heart of American communities. All are welcome to visit the bus and see its exhibits about the electoral process and this past election in particular. Admission is free. The bus is a non-partisan event sponsored by Xavier’s office of University Communications, Political Science Club, College Democrats, and College Republicans.
The bus is 45 feet long, 9 feet wide, 13 feet tall and weighs 22 tons. It has been on the road since Aug. 2011, traveling the country visiting major political events in battleground states and touring 43 state capitals. It has visited middle and high schools, colleges and universities since 1993. More information is available at www.c-spanschoolbus.org.
The Bus is equipped with the latest interactive technology. It connects visitors to C-SPAN’s public affairs programming and provides a greater understanding of C-SPAN and its free resources. Its computer kiosks access C-SPAN's many websites, including the Video Library, C-SPAN Classroom, Congressional Chronicle, and Book TV. Visitors can test their knowledge of public affairs with quizzes, learn about StudentCam and follow the Road to the White House.
“For many people, C-SPAN is the electronic media of record,” says Gene Beaupre, director of government relations at Xavier. “If you walk into any Congressional office in Washington, D.C., you will see C-SPAN on in that office.”