SU to celebrate Constitution Day

Shippensburg University will celebrate Constitution Day 2013 with two events, both of which are free and open to the public.

Dr. Helen J. Knowles, visiting professor of government at Skidmore College, will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in Old Main Chapel. She is a nationally-renowned scholar about the U.S. Supreme Court. She is author of The Tie Goes to Freedom: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Liberty.

For more information about her talk, contact Dr. Steven Lichtman at 477-1845 or by e-mail at

At 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20, Interim President Jody Harpster and fourth-graders from the Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School will recite the Preamble to the Constitution by the flagpole outside Ezra Lehman Memorial Library. In the event of rain, the reading will be in the elementary school’s multi-purpose room.

The library is also hosting after the reading an exhibit of "Constitution Day Collages" created by Luhrs Elementary students.

For information on this program contact Joyce Harding at