ITTIP Hosts Vice Presidential Debate in South Boston

Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP) worked collaboratively with the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) to host aapp_6170 Vice Presidential Debate watch party attended by Longwood University Alumni, Southside Virginia business owners and residents,  on Tuesday, October 4th.  The event was held at the Prizery, an arts and cultural center that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the South Boston Historic Tobacco Warehouse District.  

A warm welcome for attendees included Longwood Vice Presidential Debate paraphernalia, and patriotic decorations, including  a generous donation of American Flag banners and fabric from Annin Flags. Dr. Paula Leach, Director of ITTIP, and Dr. Betty Adams, Executive Director of the SVHEC, further welcomed the guests beginning the evening with the raffling of some door prizes.   Door prizes included donations from local southside businesses:

$25 Gift Certificate – Ernie’s Restaurant

$25 Gift Certificate –  Southern Plenty

$25 Gift Certificate – Windmill Bakery

$50 Gift Certificate – Bistro 1888

$50 Gift Certificate – Molasses Grill

American Flag – Annin Flags

Belk Fragrance – Belk Department Store

Gift Bag – Distinct Impressions

Gift Bag – Department of Tourism

Gift Bag – Historical Society

Tickets (2) to Elf -Little Theatre

Tickets (4) to A Mysterious Evening with Daniel Cullen – Prizery

app_6165Nick Long,  a WHLF (local radio station) disc jockey,  played the role of master of ceremonies for the evening.  The guests mingled while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. While the debate was being broadcasted live from Longwood University’s campus in Farmville, Virginia, a large screen enabled invited guests to view the televised debate from Longwood’s ITTIP outreach location in South Boston, Virginia.