Allegheny College is one of the nation's oldest liberal arts colleges, with a long tradition of passionate but civil intellectual debate. Deeply troubled by the rise of incivility in U.S. politics and its negative impact on political participation, particularly among young people, the College created the Civility Prize in 2011 to highlight and reinforce the unheralded public figures who advance civility.
Press Club Luncheons are held at the Harrisburg Hilton, One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA.
The luncheon begins at noon and the program begins at 12:30.
The Pennsylvania Press Club launched monthly luncheons in 1996 to provide key lawmakers, newsmakers and other individuals an open forum to discuss current issues.
The Press Club has featured a wide range of speakers, from Governors Tom Ridge, Mark Schweiker, Ed Rendell, Tom Corbett, and Tom Wolf; Senators Arlen Specter, Rick Santorum, Bob Casey, and Pat Toomey, to C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb, to Carmen Finestra, producer of the hit TV show, "Home Improvement."
The public is invited to attend. The cost is $30 per person. Payment is required in advance and can be made by check payable to the PA Press Club or by Visa or MasterCard.
Reservations can be made by calling (717) 939-1400 or via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Statewide television coverage of the luncheons is provided by PCN.