Sept. 12, 2008
CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine:
SRU offers Constitution Day roundtable for students, public
SLIPPRY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will offer a Constitution Day discussion on the relevancy of the Constitution to contemporary politics 4-5 p.m. Wednesday at 111 Spotts World Cultures Building. Students and the public are invited to the free program.
Mark Daniels, SRU professor of political science, will moderate "Why the Founding Brothers and Their Constitution Remain Relevant to Contemporary U.S. Politics." Refreshments will be served.
"The Constitution is a living document," Daniels said. "We always say, 'what would John Adams say about this? What would Thomas Jefferson say about this?' It's hard to think of another country that looks back hundreds of years to make sure what we're doing is appropriate and legal."
The Constitution was signed Sept. 17, 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Constitution Day, observed Sept. 17, is a federal holiday that recognizes its ratification.
SRU's program is sponsored by the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts and the College of Business, Information and Social Sciences.
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