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Constitution Day activities planned

Morehead State's Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies and Legal Studies is sponsoring four days of special programs in honor of Constitution Day beginning Monday, Sept. 16.   

Sept. 17 is the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention in 1787.   

The guest speaker for this year is Dr. Anthony Michael Kreis, visiting assistant professor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology. His presentation is called "Dead Hand Vogue: The Problem of Framers' Intent and LGBTQ Rights" and will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. in 111 Rader Hall.  

Michelle Vance, partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, will also be available on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the dining commons of the Adron Doran University Center on the second floor. Vance will be distributing information to the campus about the upcoming census, answering questions and explaining how accurate responses can impact community funding.  

 Other activities planned for the week include:   

  • Monday, Sept. 16: Panel Discussion - "The Supreme Court Term Ahead: A Preview." Panel members are Assistant Professor of Legal Studies Joe Dunman and Assistant Political Science Professor Dr. Douglas Mock. The event is in 111 Rader Hall at 5 p.m.  
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17: A faculty and student reading of the U.S. Constitution is planned at the Little Bell Tower at 5 p.m.  
  • Thursday, Sept. 19: Panel Discussion - "The Constitution, Race, and the 1619 Project." Panel members are International and Interdisciplinary Studies Professor Dr. Ric Caric, History Instructor Dr. Ben Fitzpatrick and Government Professor Dr. Randall Swain from Eastern Kentucky University. The discussion is in 111 Rader Hall at 6 p.m. 

The programs are free and open to the public.  

Additional information is available by calling 606-783-2655 or visiting Constitution Day activities are sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.