Go to the U of M home page

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Constitution Day

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the US Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787. It recognizes all who, born in the US or by naturalization, have become citizens. In 2004, under Senator Byrd's urging, Congress changed the designation of this day to "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," and added two new requirements in the commemoration of this day. The first is that the head of every federal agency provide each employee with educational and training materials concerning the Constitution on September 17th. The second is that each educational institution which receives federal funds should hold a program for students every September 17th (or a weekday closest to the 17th).

Here are the programs being held across our campuses in recognition of Constitution Day:

  • Twin Cities and Rochester campuses had a MyU portal Constitution Day tile and included it as a timely topic on One Stop during the week of September 12th.
  • Morris campus held an event on Sept 19th. The Library sponsored a Constitution Day panel entitled "The Supreme Court Speaks: Readings from Court Opinions." The presentation was followed by a discussion of the cases presented.

  • Crookston campus’ Student Engagement Office hosted, “I have a friend who…” It was a casual conversation with Professor David Seyfried and Polk County Public Defender Eric Gudmundson regarding Constitutional rights and responsibilities, on September 19th.

No comments:

Post a Comment