Constitution Day: Franklin college alum to speak at school

To celebrate Constitution Day, a Franklin College alumnus will come back to campus to deliver a talk about presidential campaigning.

Andrew E. Stoner, Ph.D., will deliver the lecture, “Campaign Crossroads: Presidential Politics in Indiana from Lincoln to Obama,” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Branigin Room in the Napolitan Student Center. He is the author of a recently released book titled the same.

Stoner, a 1986 graduate of the college, will also spend time speaking with Franklin College classes and appearing as a guest on the WFYI program “No Limits,” hosted by the college’s Pulliam School of Journalism director, John Krull.

Stoner is an assistant professor in the department of communication studies at California State University. Raised in Goshen, he lived in Indiana for 26 years, holding communications positions with various Indianapolis organizations, such as the Office of Indiana State Governor Frank O’Bannon, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.

He is the recipient of the 2003 Franklin College Alumni Citation Award and a former Alumni Council member.

Stoner will sign copies of his new book, which will also be available for purchase at the lecture.

Another book sale and signing is planned from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at Bookmamas, located at 9 Johnson Ave., Indianapolis.