Library to host Constitution Day observance Sept. 17

The staff and faculty of Ezra Lehman Memorial Library at Shippensburg University are hosting several events as part of observance of Constitution Day Sept. 17. The events are open to the public and are part of series that begins Sept. 13.

Events include a reading of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, a panel discussion on myths about the Constitutional rights, an elementary school poster contest and a Constitution Day exhibit as part of the campus celebration of Constitution Day 2010.

The Constitution Day exhibit“Our U.S. Constitution: What’s In It … What’s Not” is on display in the exhibits area of Lehman Library. The exhibit, which features a look at the misconceptions that people may have about our U.S. Constitution, will be on display throughout September.

On Sept. 15, Shippensburg University faculty members will present the panel discussion “Our U.S. Constitution: What’s In It … What’s Not” from 7 to 8 p.m. in Grove Hall Forum. Dr. Sara Grove, Stephanie Jirard and Dr. Steven Lichtman will discuss misconceptions people have surrounding the Constitution. A question and answer period will follow the discussion.

On Sept. 17, university President Bill Ruud and the Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School fourth-graders will be on the library plaza at 9:30 a.m. for the reading of the preamble. Following the reading of the preamble, Ruud will present awards to the Luhrs Elementary School poster contest winners. Rain location is the Luhrs School Multi-Purpose Room.

The observance of Constitution Day on Sept. 17 was signed into law in 2005 by President George W. Bush to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

For more information, contact Chantana Charoenpanitkul at 477-1634 or by e-mail at or Joyce Harding at