HUNTINGTON -– Marshall University seniors from Political Science and International Affairs are conducting a public forum on economic development in the Huntington area.

The forum takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center on Marshall's Huntington campus.

Guest speakers include West Virginia Del. Kelli Sobonya (R-Cabell), Cabell County Commissioner Bob Bailey, Huntington Mayor David Felinton, John Mendez from the Coalition for the Homeless and Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp.

The forum will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour that includes light refreshments and the opportunity for those attending to view presentations by different groups of students on issues pertaining to economic development in the area, including tourism, demographics and The Old Main Corridor Project.

The portion of the program featuring guest speakers will begin at 7 p.m. An open question-and-answer time for all speakers will start at 8:15 p.m.

The seniors are conducting the forum as part of their capstone experience. Dr. Robert Behrman and Dr. George Davis of the Political Science Department are teaching the capstone class.

For more information, contact Dustin Burgess at (304) 617-3552 or Mikaela Perry at (304) 633-7011.

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