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College of Idaho to host political debates

2010. 10. 12.

CALDWELL – The College of Idaho is set to host two political debates this week. The College hosts the Superintendant of Public Instruction debate at 8 p.m. Tuesday inside Langroise Recital Hall. The Idaho Governor debate will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Langroise. Both debates air live on KTVB (Channel 7) in the Treasure Valley. The debates also air on KIFI (Idaho Falls/Pocatello) and KREM (Spokane, Wash.)

Tuesday's debate pits Republican incumbent Tom Luna against Democrat Stan Olson. The debate panel includes David Adler, a political scientist at the University of Idaho, KTVB reporter Doug Petcash and KIFI reporter Karole Honas.

Wednesday's debate features incumbent Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter – a Republican and a 1967 College of Idaho graduate – along with Democratic candidate Keith Allred and independent candidate Jana Kemp. The panel includes Adler, Petcash, Honas and Morgan Bow, a College of Idaho senior studying political economy and Spanish. Bow is a graduate of Gooding High and a C of I heritage scholar.

“We are excited to have the candidates on campus,” said Jasper LiCalzi, Chair of the Political Economy Department at C of I. “This is a great chance for our students to experience these important political races first-hand, and we are particularly pleased to have one of our students on the panel for the gubernatorial debate.”

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three undergraduate minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit