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The history and political science department is sponsoring a Constitution Day celebration at noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Havener Center. Sept. 17 was designated as Constitution Day for the United States Congress to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
As part of the event, members of the Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) will read the Preamble to the Constitution at noon in the Havener Center atrium.
In addition, Sarah Baggett, manager of student financial assistance, will host Financial Literacy and Constitution Bingo in the Silver and Gold Room of the Havener Center. The history and political science department will provide refreshments. Baggett will also read the Preamble to the Constitution at noon.
At 12:15 p.m. Rep. Keith Frederick of Missouri’s 121st District will speak in the Mark Twain Room of the Havener Center.
Later that evening, the DaVinci Society will host a forum on the constitutional issues related to the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the evolving structure of same-sex marriage in the United States. The forum will be held at 6 p.m. in Room G-5 Humanities-Social Sciences Building.
For more information about Missouri S&T’s Constitution Day activities, contact Dr. Michael Meagher, associate professor of political science, at firstname.lastname@example.org.