Constitution Day 2012
The University of Saint Joseph proudly joins the nation in its acknowledgment of Constitution Day on Monday, September 17, 2012. Throughout the United States, citizens and organizations commemorate the formation and signing of the original Constitution on September 17, 1787. A series of events is occurring on campus during the month of September:
On Tuesday, September 11, representatives from the Yale College Democrats, the Yale College Republicans, the Connecticut Green Party, and the Working Families Party discussed how their parties work on issues related to women, religion, and immigration. The event was moderated Dr. Kenneth Long.
On Monday, September 17 a Constitution Fair will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in McGovern Lounge. During the fair a “USJ Rock the Vote” video will be shown, prizes will be awarded, and the community will have the opportunity to register to vote.
Monday, September 24 is Commitment to Women Day. Join us from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in McGovern lounge where the HBO film Iron Jawed Angels will be shown.
Finally, on Monday September 24, the 10th Annual Foreign Language Film Series "Youth, Politics, & Displacement" will launch with a showing of The Class (French, 2008) beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium. Click here for more information.
The following Web sites provide the full text of the U.S. Constitution, as well as its history and significance.
A site which lists the full text of the Constitution in an easily readable format: http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/milestones/articles/text.html
An excellent site which provides many links relevant to the history and interpretation of the Constitution: http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/usconst.html