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Excitement Building On Lynn University Campus Ahead Of Debate

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Lynn University in Boca Raton hosts the final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Lynn University in Boca Raton hosts the final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

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Lynn University Presidential Debate

BOCA RATON (CBS4) – Everywhere you look on Lynn University’s campus in Boca Raton there is something related to Monday’s third and final Presidential debate.

There are posters, banners, stickers, bunting and an entire student magazine dedicated to the event.

And don’t forget about the sign touting the 80 classes created by professors to study issues surrounding politics and the presidency.

For those on the campus, excitement is high.

Sophomore Matt Perpich is volunteering to be an usher during the event.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity,” he told CBS 4’s Carey Codd. “I’ll be 30 feet at most from one of the Presidents of the United States.”

The crush of media is overwhelming. There are more than 3,500 journalists credentialed to cover the event, including 700 from outside the United States.

It’s apropos that Lynn University — which prides itself on diversity and has students from dozens of different countries – is hosting a foreign policy debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.

“What a wonderful way to talk foreign policy at a school that has 84 percent of the people from foreign countries,” Perpich said.

Other volunteers — like Trudy Feldman — believe the debate will enhance Lynn’s reputation.

“It puts it on the map for national and international purposes,” she said.

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