Illinois Wesleyan to Host Health Care Debate

September 22, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Wednesday, Sept. 23 the IWU Chapter of the International Association of Political Science Students (IAPSS) will host a debate concerning current health care issues. The debate will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hansen Student Center and is free and open to the public.

The panel will include Illinois Wesleyan Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Greg Shaw, who recently completed a book on health care reform; Illinois State University Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Doug Schwalm, who specializes in health economics and econometrics; and Penny Cermak, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BroMenn Healthcare System. Numerous points of view on the subject will be discussed, from the policy of reform to the economic implications.

The IAPSS is an international, politically independent, not-for-profit, student-run organization. The group, according to the official Web site, serves as “a platform for political science students and students interested in political science issues,” and works toward stimulating students to actively participate in shaping both their local and worldwide communities.

For more information on the IAPSS, visit their Web site at

Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181