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    President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    Keep this non-political... please

    President Obama will be speaking on Central Campus at Iowa State University next Tuesday, August 28.

    To attend the event, a ticket is required. Ticket pick-up locations will be the Memorial Union as well as the Ames Organizing for America office, located at 413 Northwestern Avenue. They are free and open to the public, and will be made available starting at noon Saturday. If tickets are left over, they will be distributed on Sunday at the OFA office location only. (Tickets for the President's event in Boone were gone less than five hours after they were made available, so if you are interested in attending, showing up as close to noon as possible is a good idea.)

    Doors to the event will open at 10:30am on Tuesday.

    Regardless of your political beliefs, it is pretty cool to have a sitting President speak on our famous Central Campus.



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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    Link?



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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    What time will he actually be speaking?



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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by KFitzy87 View Post
    What time will he actually be speaking?
    Those times change a lot, but it is generally an hour or so-ish after the doors open, so 11:30-noon start time is a rough guess



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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    If I can get there to get a ticket I will certainly go.

    Would love to see both candidates in person.



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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    Considering unemployment amount those with a degree is 4% while near 8-10% for those without, a degree is important. And since it's been brought up to eliminate Pell Grants it might be worthwhile to at least listen. Regardless of party.


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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    When was the last time a sitting POTUS visited Iowa State ?



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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    When was the last time a sitting POTUS visited Iowa State ?

    I remember both Clinton and Gore visiting for a Farm summit. I was working at Hilton at the time and that was one of the most vigorous SS searches I have ever been a part of. They take it way serious when both POTUS and VPOTUS will be there.

    EDIT: 1995...http://archive.inside.iastate.edu/1995/0505/Clinton.txt


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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    When was the last time a sitting POTUS visited Iowa State ?
    Not POTUS, but wasn't Vice POTUS Gore here in 2000?



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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by TXCyclones View Post
    Considering unemployment amount those with a degree is 4% while near 8-10% for those without, a degree is important. And since it's been brought up to eliminate Pell Grants it might be worthwhile to at least listen. Regardless of party.
    Not to get political but I strongly favor Pell Grants. I for one would not have been able to attend ISU if it wasn't for Pell Grants.



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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    Biden just spoke here last year.



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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I remember both Clinton and Gore visiting for a Farm summit. I was working at Hilton at the time and that was one of the most vigorous SS searches I have ever been a part of. They take it way serious when both POTUS and VPOTUS will be there.

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    I believe that visit, according to my husband, happened right after the Oklahoma City bombing, henceforth even more thoroughness and amount of security than usual. I believe the pep band instruments all had to be searched.



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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by SaraV View Post
    I believe that visit, according to my husband, happened right after the Oklahoma City bombing, henceforth even more thoroughness and amount of security than usual. I believe the pep band instruments all had to be searched.
    You are correct, I had forgotten that. Murrah building bombing April 19, Rural Conference April 25 and following. We had a Ryder truck that we were using to ferry and store equipment back and forth to the stadium and it was parked under the walkway from Hilton to Scheman when the SS arrived (not the day of the event). They told us in no uncertain terms to move that bleeping thing. Even though it was ours they wanted no reminder even on days when the principals were not on site.


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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    I remember Gore campaigning in November 2000. And IIRC, Cheney campaigned couple of weeks after when we were playing the Huskers and he said that he was a Husker big fan.



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    Re: President Obama to speak on Central Campus

    Does anyone remember a prominent speaker on Central Campus in the past? I thought it was an interesting venue choice



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