C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Bus is visiting Xavier today, Thursday, Oct. 4, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The bus is stationed on Herald Avenue between Husman Residence Hall and Fenwick Place.
The bus, a mobile production studio, is part of C-SPAN’s community outreach and offers presentations about the political process. These presentations also highlight C-SPAN’s unique coverage of politics geared toward students.
All are welcome to visit the bus, which has exhibits about the electoral process and the current and recent elections in particular. It is equipped with the latest in interactive technology which 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.
Admission to the bus is free.
“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.”
The bus is 45 feet long, 9 feet wide, 13 feet tall and weighs 22 tons. It has been on the road since August 2011, traveling the country visiting major political events in battleground states and touring 43 state capitals. It has been visiting middle and high schools, colleges and universities since 1993. More information is available at the C-SPAN website c-spanschoolbus.org.
The bus is a non-partisan event sponsored by Xavier's Office of University Communications, the Political Science Club, and the College Democrats and College Republicans.