September 13, 2010
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Kate Elliot
Communications Specialist

VSU Celebrates Constitution Day

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University is honoring Constitution Day -- Friday, Sept. 17 -- with a series of events to celebrate the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

The Department of Political Science, Department of History, University Honors Program, Office of Legal Affairs, and College of Arts & Sciences are sponsoring the below events, which are free and open to the public.

Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the UC Magnolia Room

Keynote presentation: Dr. Kenneth Janda, Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University, will engage the audience with a talk titled "So You Think You Can Dance: Can You Write a Constitution?"

Monday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Powell Hall Auditorium

A student-led debate titled "Current Issues on Citizenship: The 14th Amendment & Redefinition of Citizenship."

Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Odum Library Auditorium

College Democrats vs. College Republicans: The groups will debate the topic "Campaign Financing: Citizen United vs. The Federal Election Commission (FEC)."

For more information, e-mail Dr. Marc G. Pufong, professor of Political Science, at mpufong@valdosta.edu or call him at 229-333-5771.