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Franklin Pierce University’s Fitzwater Center Co-Sponsors The Monadnock Forums

Sept. 30, 2011

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Sept. 30, 2011 - RINDGE, NH - The Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript will co-sponsor The Monadnock Forums. This series of citizen-driven conversations with the candidates for the 2012 Republican nomination for President of the United States begins Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. with former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer. The Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University will host the forums in Pierce Hall on the Rindge, N.H. campus.

Franklin Pierce junior journalism major Erica Tomaszewski and junior political science major Heather Wombolt will be part of the Front Row, a group of citizens who will start the conversation with the candidate; members of the live audience in Pierce Hall and watching via webcast will also have an opportunity to ask their questions.

These forums will continue last year’s collaboration of the Monadnock Debates which focused on the U.S. congressional campaigns. “Franklin Pierce University’s Fitzwater Center is proud to once again co-sponsor political forums with the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript,” said President James F. Birge. “This is a great opportunity for our students and the local community to have direct access to the candidates and become fully informed on all of the issues in the upcoming Presidential election.”

Franklin Pierce University Professor Dr. Robin Marra will serve as moderator for this forum. The event will also be webcasted live and is open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.


Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level.

The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University was established in 2002 as an academic institute dedicated to preparing young men and women to be politically-engaged Leaders of Conscience in their studies and professions.

The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, an award-winning twice-weekly newspaper based in Peterborough, N.H. covers 16 towns in the Monadnock region.

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