There will be a "last chance" opportunity to present and discuss the decisive issues, candidates and implications of democratic leadership choices at the Montana State University campus one day before the elections.

On Nov. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Northwest Lounge of the Student Union Building, an open forum will encourage audience interaction with a bipartisan panel of representatives, including an international relations perspective.

Hosted by the MSU Leadership Institute and MSU sophomores Rachel Hofacker and Samantha Rauser, the panel will focus on characteristics that set this election apart from the past. The wave of newly registered voters, neck-and-neck poll performance by the leading presidential candidates, and the current Iraqi War will be part of the discussion platform for this year's second Leadership Topics Lunch.

Panelists include, Dr. Elizabeth Darrow, a visiting professor of cultural history from the University of Washington and the volunteer coordinator for the Gallatin County Democrats; Anthony Genochio, the MSU chapter president of the College Republicans; John Vincent, a current Gallatin County Commissioner, adjunct lecturer at MSU who ran for governor in the past election; and Tammy Hall, a member of the Gallatin Valley GOP, a columnist for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and a motivational speaker.

This month's Leadership Topics Lunch will include a gesture of appreciation for voters who actively choose to become informed. Refreshments will be furnished for students and community members of the audience.

This event is free and open to the public. Audience members are strongly encouraged to volunteer questions and comments. Call the MSU Leadership Institute at 994-7275 for more information.