NWSCC Phi Theta Kappa officers placed signs on both campuses encouraging students to register to vote.

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — The Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter (Phil Campbell and Shoals Campus) of Phi Theta Kappa has partnered with the University of North Alabama’s Political Science Department to host a virtual honors seminar: Conscious and Informed Voting in a Post-Truth World.  

The virtual seminar will take place Thursday, October 29. The virtual forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. To register for the event, go to http://bit.ly/ConsciousVotingSeminar. Reserve your seat today.  

Each year, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society focuses on a central honors study topic. This year’s topic is, To the Seventh Generation: Inheritance and Legacy

The 2020 seminar will explore democracy in a post-truth world. The seminar seeks to inform voters on how to make conscious and informed voting decisions as well as the importance of voting. Following the panel discussion, the audience will have an opportunity to ask the experts questions. 

According to Pam Peters, advisor for the Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, earlier in October, chapter officers held a voter registration drive to encourage students on both campuses to register to vote. “Our Phi Theta Kappa officers are very passionate about this topic and excited about the upcoming seminar,” said Peters. “They have worked hard to encourage students to let their voice be heard through voting and want to make a positive impact in our community.” 

The panelists for the forum are Dr. N. Alexander Aguado, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science, University of North Alabama, Dr. Butler Cain, Ph.D. Chair and Professor, Department of Communications, University of North Alabama, Jamie Kiel, Alabama State House Representative (District 18), and Mark Libell, Legislative Director/Deputy Chief of Staff for Senator Doug Jones. 

The seminar is free and the public is invited to attend. 

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to approximately 3,600 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit www.nwscc.edu.