Constitution Day

Constitution Day 2017

The Constitutional Role of an Independent Judiciary in a Democracy

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Tennessee Room, James Union Building - 2:30pm
  • Panel with distinguished Senior judges and retired judges and justices.

2017 Constitution Day Poster with times of the Constitution read alouds across campus and the 2:30pm Panel discussion of an Independent Judiciary in a Democracy

 


Constitution Day 2016

Saying No to Oppression: Legacy and Civic Responsibility

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Tucker Theater - 2:30

  • Lecture and panel discussion with civil rights and nonviolence activist Diane Nash.

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Constitution Day 2015

Thursday, September 17

No Voice No Choice: The Voting Rights Act at 50

Thursday, September 17 - Tucker Theatre - 2:30 P.M. 

  • Panel with Civil Rights Leaders: Reverend James M. Lawson and Reverend C.T. Vivian
  • Preroll Introduction Video

 


 

Constitution Day 2014

Wednesday, September 17


 

Constitution Day 2013

Tuesday, September 17

Coverage
Reading the Constitution all Across Campus
Time College/Location To volunteer to read, contact
9:00-10:00 College of Media and Entertainment @ Mass Comm zeny.panol@mtsu.edu
9:30-10:30 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences @ Nursing Bldg linda.hall@mtsu.edu
10:00-11:00 College of Business @ BAS lara.daniel@mtsu.edu
11:00-12:00 College of Liberal Arts @ Peck Hall connie.huddleston@mtsu.edu
11:30-12:30 University College @ BAS ma.higgs@mtsu.edu
12:30-1:30 Honors College @ Honors Bldg john.vile@mtsu.edu
12:30-1:30 College of Basic and Applied Sciences @ Peck Hall saeed.foroudastan@mtsu.edu
1:00-2:00 College of Education @ Ed Bldg  laura.clark@mtsu.edu

Voter Registration
9:00-3:00
Peck Lawn
Honors Lawn
With League of Women Voters and Tennessee Citizen Action

 

Immigration/Dream Act Debate
4:30-5:30
State Farm Room BAS
With the Blue Raider Debate Team

Constitution Day 2012

Monday, September 17

Coverage


Constitution Day 2011

Saturday, September 17


Constitution Day 2010

Friday, September 17

To Establish Justice (Thoughts on Democracy poster display, KUC and Walker Lobby)

Thursday, September 16  | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Walker Library Portico (rain location: Walker Library lobby)

  • Print Your Own Copy of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on the Franklin-era printing press

Thursday, September 16 & Friday, September 17 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, KUC Knoll (rain location: KUC Lobby)

  • T-shirt Screen Printing: Art Students’ Constitution-inspired Designs (Bring your own t-shirt or buy a t-shirt from Printer’s Proof art student organization)
  • Signing the U.S. Constitution
  • Voter Registration
  • Live American Music: MTSU students and faculty playing and singing socially conscious songs of patriotism and protest

Friday, September 17 | 10:00 a.m. KUC Knoll (rain location: KUC Grill)

  • Reading Aloud the U.S. Constitution

Wednesday, September 22 | SPECIAL EVENT | 4:30 p.m., Tucker Theater

  • Establishing Justice: The New Supreme Court (Distinguished Lecture by award-winning NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg)

Constitution Day 2009

Thursday, September 17

Thursday, September 17—CONSTITUTION DAY!
On this day in 1787, 222 years ago, our United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia, organizing our democratic republic and securing our civil rights.

In 2009 | From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Sign the Constitution! On the KUC Knoll.
    Personal copies of the Constitution distributed.

From 10 a.m. to noon

  • Civil Discourse open mike on the “democracy plaza” of our KUC Knoll. Speak your mind — with civility. Deliberative democracy — the intelligent, reasoned, respectful exchange of ideas — is the Enlightenment ideal championed by the Framers of our Constitution.

READ THE CONSTITUTION! Join the MTSU community as we read aloud the U.S. Constitution from start to finish.

Reading begins at 12:00 High Noon on the KUC Knoll, after the chiming of the noon bells from the Honors College. MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee kicks off the Campus Celebration as the First Reader of the U.S. Constitution! VPs will read, Deans will read, and you be a reader too. Honors College bells will toll at the conclusion of the reading.

Meet one of the Framers of the Constitution! Keep your eyes open for a visit from one of our Founding Fathers and one of our Founding Mothers, our very own James and Dolley Madison (Dean John Vile, Honors College, and Dr. Meredith Anne Higgs, Academic Enrichment). 


Constitution Day 2007

Monday, September 17

 

Register to Vote!
ADP National
American Democracy Project
Dr. Mary A. Evins
HONR 221
Graduating Civically Engaged,
Globally Responsible Citizens
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