Amanda Wintersieck To Speak At JFK Club Aug. 21

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Amanda Wintersieck, Ph.D, a political science professor at UT-Chattanooga, will be the speaker at the Aug. 21 meeting of the JFK Club.

Her topic will be, “What Happened in the August 2 Election and What We Can Expect in November.”
Dr. Wintersieck’s research focuses on political behavior and political communication, including the effects of political campaigns on voters’ evaluations of candidates, the role of the news media and other factors.

The club meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Feed Co. Table & Tavern, 201 W. Main St.
The price for the meal is $15, including tax and tip.

Those planning to attend should RSVP to Larry Miller at drmillerlg@gmail.com.  "The notice is important as we are obligated to pay for the meals for all who attend," officials said.



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