FAU Celebrates Constitution Day with Several Events

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Constitution Day with a series of events on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


By polly-burks | 9/8/2015

Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Constitution Day with a series of events on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The events will take place in Democracy Plaza, located adjacent to the Culture and Society Building on the Boca Raton campus. All events are free and open to the public.

“It is important to remember the wisdom and bravery of the 39 men that signed the Constitution in 1787,” said Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and director of the Jack Miller Forum at FAU. “And it is important to reflect on how our lives are affected everyday by the principles enshrined in this document.”

The Constitution Day opening ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. This will include a Presentation of Colors, the National Anthem, opening remarks presented by Wagner, followed by a presentation from Catherine Helen Palczewski on “Constitution and Politics: Sex, Gender and Political Advocacy.”

The third annual Robert J. Bailyn Symposium on the First Amendment Panel will take place at 11:45 a.m. with the topic “Women and the Constitution.” Panelists will include Jane Caputi, Ph.D., professor of women’s studies at FAU; Anne Geggis, a reporter from the Sun-Sentinel; Stacey Singer, editorial page writer from the Palm Beach Post; and Susan Reilly, Ph.D., professor of communications at FAU.

Constitution Day events are sponsored by the Jack Miller Forum; Robert J. and Inez Persson Bailyn Endowment; FAU’s School of Communication and Multimedia Studies and Department of Political Science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters; and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

For more information, contact Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., at 561-252-1794 or kwagne15@fau.edu.

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