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American Democracy Project

Dr. Shari Bax
Administration Building 214
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Constitution Week


On September 17, 1787, the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia held their final meeting, and signed the Constitution of the United States of America. The University of Central Missouri commemorates this defining moment in American history with a series of events and activities.

Constitution Week: September 15-19, 2014

Each year, the University of Central Missouri commemorates the signing of the Constitution with Constitution Week (September 15-19). A series of events and activities are planned throughout the week to commemorate this defining moment in American history. The schedule of Constitution Week is as follows:

            Wednesday, September 17th

  • Constitution Day
    • Religious Studies Panel: Freedom of Religion- Corporations, Religious Institutions and Constitutional Panelists, 9:00 am JCKL Performance Corner
      • Catherine Burris, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
      • Dr. James Staab, Professor of Political Science
      • Dr. Jeffrey Williams, Visiting Professor of English
    • Book Talk with Delia Gillis: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks- 12:00 pm, JCKL Performance Corner

Thursday, September 18th

  • Talking Mules debate: Gay Rights - 3:00 pm, Union 236
    • Should the United States Supreme Court rule that marriage for all persons, regardless of sexual or gender orientation; is a federally recognized and protected Constitutional right?
  • Mock Trial: Windsor Trial- 1:00 pm, Union 123
    • A mock court exploration of Gay Rights and the Constitution

Friday, September 19th

  • Constitution Week Bash- 10:45 am, Speaker’s Commons (Outside Martin)
  • Disability Challenge- 4:00 pm, Begins outside W.C. Morris





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