In 2004, President George W. Bush signed a bill that designates each Sept. 17 as Constitution Day. Because Constitution Day falls on a Saturday this year, Fairmont State will celebrate the holiday on Monday, Sept. 19.
"One of our goals as a public institution is to prepare our students for informed citizenship," said Dr. Anne Patterson, FSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. "Celebrating, honoring and examining the Constitution is one excellent way to do that."
Several activities are planned for Monday, Sept. 19:
* Dr. Deanna Shields and the Department of Social Science have put together an informative brochure, which features the Bill of Rights, some interesting facts about the Constitution, a self-test and the URLs for some web sites on the U.S. Constitution. Brochures will be available on the second floor of the Falcon Center and at the Gaston Caperton Center.
* A display incorporating facsimiles of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence will be open for viewing from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Falcon Center.
* Dr. Gerald Bobango of the History Department will give a lecture at 3 p.m. in Room 320 of the Education Building. Bobango plans to make a presentation of about 40 minutes, and then allow time for discussion and questions.