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Anticipation Building at Lynn University Before Final Presidential Debate

750 students have entered a lottery hoping to get into the event

By Steve Litz
|  Friday, Oct 19, 2012  |  Updated 11:19 PM EDT
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All eyes will be on Lynn University’s Keith and Elaine Johnson World Performing Arts Center Monday night.

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Prep work continues at Lynn University’s Keith and Elaine Johnson World Performing Arts Center – where the world will be watching come Monday night.

The third and last presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be held at the university in Boca Raton.

But before the debate, a lottery will be held Sunday for the students who want to get into the event. A total of 750 names are in the hopper.

“I think it's about 40 people get chosen,” student Hunter Landau said.

Student Stephen Goldsmith said he loves all the attention his school is getting.

“I'm even getting Facebook messages, tweets and texts from all the people that I know from back home, like how did Lynn University get this debate?” he said.

The building has a lot to do with it. The performing arts center is new and state of the art, and ideal for a nationally televised event.

“Lynn has not only gotten ready to host the debate, they have made the debate really the centerpiece of a much broader curriculum. They have incorporated new courses, new discussions, new dialogue,” said Peter Eyre with the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Preparations are also underway at the Mizner Park amphitheater, where Romney's wife, Ann, will head up a victory rally Saturday evening.

Fans of the Obamas are busy this weekend too, standing in lines like one at Broward College for a coveted ticket to hear First Lady Michelle Obama fire up supporters at the school's central campus Monday.

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