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Friday, August 23, 2019

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is Tuesday, September 172019(https://mtsu.edu/amerdem/); Constitution Week is the fourth week of the semester. Please schedule Constitution Day activities, to bring your students to read the Constitution aloud during class time on Tues. 9/17 from 9:00 to 1:15. (Please incentivize your students’ participation if you teach MWF classes or an afternoon TR class.) Constitution Day is a Connection Point program and an MT Engage common intellectual experience.

9:00-10:15   CBAS   at Science bldg. To schedule your class to read, please notifyKim.Sadler@mtsu.edu
10:00-11:15   CBHS   at Cason-Kennedy To schedule your class to read, please notify Linda.Hall@mtsu.edu
10:00-11:15   CME   at Bragg  To schedule your class to read, please notifyRachel.Helms@mtsu.edu      
11:00-12:15   JCOB & UC   at BAS  To schedule your class to read, please notifyLara.Daniel@mtsu.edu or Pamela.Morris@mtsu.edu                               
12:00-1:15     UHC  & COE   at Honors  To schedule your class to read, please notify Susan.Lyons@mtsu.edu or Laura.Clark@mtsu.edu

Please also incentivize your students to attend, and bring your 2:40 Tuesday class, to this year’s main Constitution Day program at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 17, in Tucker TheatreSuffragists and CitizenshipA Dialogue, with nationally esteemed women’s historian Dr. Marjorie Spruill, author of Divided We Stand, and State Rep. London Lamar, the youngest member of the Tennessee Legislature, a panel discussion, moderated by New York Times opinion writer Ms. Margaret Renkl, author of Late Migrations. This program commences a year of study about suffrage and voting rights in celebration of the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing full citizenship for American women.

At 3:00 Monday afternoonSept. 16, of Constitution Week, also in Tucker Theatre, please bring your students to: Albert Gore, Sr.: Voting Rights, Civil Rights, and Public Policy, a conversation between Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, and Prof. Anthony Badger, author of Albert Gore, Sr.: A Political Life, a panel discussion. Professor Badger and Vice President Gore kick off Constitution Week, examining voting, policy, and political activism, from the mid-20th century to today.

Thank you for furthering our shared purpose of civic learning and civic engagement across the disciplines.

Mary A. Evins, Ph.D.
American Democracy Project for Civic Learning
Department of History and University Honors College
MTSU Box 267, Honors College 221
(615) 904-8241

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