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U of M Will Celebrate Constitution Day for Two Days, Sept. 14 & 15
For release: Aug. 8, 2005
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The University of Memphis will celebrate the first national Constitution Day with a pair of events that are free and open to the public.

A forum on the Constitution and the University will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre. Participants will discuss how the U.S. Constitution affects higher education and student rights. Panelists will include Provost Ralph Faudree; Steve Mulroy, faculty member at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and an authority on civil rights and civil liberties; Robert Gudmestad, faculty member of the Department of History and a historian of the nation's early period; Mike Collins, a Constitutional law expert and on the faculty of the Department of Political Science; and Brandon Gravley, vice president of the Student Government Association.

A screening of the film National Treasure, starring Nicolas Cage, will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in Mitchell Hall, Room 200. After the movie, Gary Edwards of the Department of History will lead a discussion on freedom, file sharing, student activism, free speech, and political participation.

Constitution Day is a new federally-designated holiday designed to increase knowledge of the Constitution among American students.

For more information, call the Department of Political Science at 678-2395.

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