SRU hosting virtual trivia event to celebrate Constitution Day


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Slippery Rock University is celebrating Constitution Day, Sept. 17, with a virtual trivia game about the U.S. Constitution and the upcoming presidential election.

Sept. 15, 2020

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University observes Constitution Day every Sept. 17, and just because many people are working or studying remotely this year, that doesn't mean they can't participate in a Constitution Day activity, and have some fun, too.

The SRU Political Science Department and Pi Sigma Alpha, the SRU chapter of a national political science honor society, will host a virtual Constitution Day event at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 17, via Zoom and using Kahoot!, an online game-based learning platform.

Taylor Pattison


"The U.S. Constitution is paramount, especially in our current election season as people recognize their civic responsibilities and their right to vote," said Taylor Pattison, a junior political science major from Erie, who is the Pi Sigma Alpha president. "This event will help participants learn something new and connect with other students. Everyone in the SRU community is welcome to attend."

Participants can access the event through this designated Zoom room (967 2121 6933) and are encouraged to sign in at least 10 minutes early so the event can begin on time and without interruptions. Trivia questions will be related to the U.S. Constitution and the upcoming presidential election, and will be followed by a discussion about voter registration.

The U.S. Congress created Constitution Day in 2004 to encourage more people to recognize the Constitution. The day is observed annually to commemorate the signing of the final version of the Constitution, which occurred Sept. 17, 1787. All institutions that receive federal funds are required to offer Constitution Day educational programming.

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