Every week during the fall and spring semesters, members of the UNG community including students and faculty and staff members meet to discuss pressing political issues during the weekly Crossfire debate on the Dahlonega campus. Sponsored by the Political Science Student Association (PSSA) under the direction of faculty advisor Carl D. Cavalli, the Crossfire debates began in 1994 as a way to encourage civil political debates on hot-button issues. The Crossfires remained popular during the 2014-2015 academic year, covering topics like the Middle East, taxes, Georgia politics, and the United States’ place in the world.

The PSSA is gearing up for the 2015-2016 academic year and welcomes its newly elected officers:

President: James Paek
Vice president: Courtney Graff
Secretary: Courtney Graff
Treasurer: vacant
Communications/social media coordinator: Canaan Ashley Ford
Voter Guide coordinator: vacant

Next year, the U. S. presidential contest begins in earnest, and Georgia will hold its primaries early in the year. So, we especially will need people to help produce our Voter Guides. Please consider being part of the team! Contact Dr. Cavalli for details.

Crossfires are held on Wednesdays at 12 noon in the second floor of the lobby of Young Hall on the Dahlonega campus. The lineup for the upcoming school year will be released on the PSSA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UNGPSSA .