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Constitution Day

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Previous Constitution Day programs

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Constitution Day Celebration
September 17, 2009

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”.

Activities

  • Reading of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution and Presentation of Poster Contest Awards
    • Where - Lehman Library Plaza
      (Rain location is CUB lounges)
    • When - 10:00 a.m.
    • Who - Open to entire SU Campus and the Shippensburg community.

Come join President Ruud as he and the Luhrs Elementary School 4th graders recite the Preamble.  Following the recitation of the Preamble, poster contest awards will be presented.

  • Panel Discussion, “The New Supreme Court: Present ... and Future”
    • Where - Grove Forum (Grove 101)
    • When - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Who -  Panelists include:  Dr. Sara Grove, Professor Stephanie Jirard, Dr. Steven Lichtman and student,  Tappah Dinnall 

  • The New Supreme Court: Present ... and Future exhibit - in Lehman Library from September 14-28, 2009
  • Luhrs Elementary Student Poster Contest - open to students in grades three, four and five. 
    • 3rd Grade – Patriotic Symbols
    • 4th Grade – Signers of the U.S. Constitution
    • 5th Grade     
    • Deadline for submissions is Monday, September 14, 2009; judging will be held on Monday, September 14, 2009. 

constitution day header

Constitution Day Celebration
September 17, 2008

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”.

Activities

  • Reading of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution and Presentation of Poster Contest Awards
    • Where - Lehman Library Plaza
      (Rain location is CUB lounges)
    • When - 2:00 p.m.
    • Who - Open to entire SU Campus and the Shippensburg community.

Come join President Ruud as he and the Luhrs Elementary School 4th graders recite the Preamble.  Following the recitation of the Preamble, poster contest awards will be presented.

  • Panel Discussion, “How your 2008 Vote WILL Change American History”
    • Where - Grove Forum (Grove 101)
    • When -7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Who -  Panelists include:  Dr. Sara Grove, Professor Stephanie Jirard, and Dr. Steven Lichtman.

  • Your Vote Counts: A History of Voting” exhibit - in Lehman Library from September 2-19, 2008  

  • “Elect to Learn” exhibit - in Luhrs Elementary School Library, featuring books and materials obtained through a “We the People” bookshelf grant.  Display continues through September.

  • Luhrs Elementary Student Poster Contest - open to students in grades three, four and five. 
    • 3rd Grade – Patriotic Symbols
    • 4th Grade – Signers of the U.S. Constitution
    • 5th Grade - Vote to Protect Our Constitution!
    • Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 12, 2008; judging will be held on Monday, September 15, 2008. 

  • SU Student Poster Contest - open to students in Dr. Mike Moilanen’s class, ART 400 “Contemporary Methods in Art Education.”  Theme for the poster contest is the 2008 Election.  Submission deadline is September 11, 2008; judging will be held shortly thereafter.