Illinois State University will host a Social Issues Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center.

The Social Issues Fair allows students from Communication as Critical Inquiry (COM 110), Introduction to Civic Responsibility (IDS 125), and Communication and Critical Thinking (COM 210) to engage other Illinois State students and the community about current political and social issues.

The event, co-sponsored by Illinois State’s American Democracy Project and School of Communication, is free and open to the public.

Each student will be required to prepare a short briefing on his or her social issue. Prior to engaging attendees, each student will research his or her topic, providing an opportunity to hone valuable researching and critical thinking skills.

Both Illinois State’s American Democracy Project and School of Communication are dedicated to educating students for responsible civic and political engagement. Illinois State was selected along with seven other campuses nationwide as a model political engagement institution by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in 2006.

For more information about the Social Issues Fair contact Chad Woolard.