Collin College invites students and the Collin County community to participate and celebrate Constitution Day 2014 on Wednesday, Sept. 17. All events are free and open to the public.

Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be comment boards for students to express their opinions on Constitutional issues and a reading of the U. S. Constitution in the Atrium. Spring Creek Campus will also host special Constitution Day speakers in the Living Legends Conference Center at 6 p.m. Indiana University professor Dr. William Bianco will give an address entitled, “Should We Blame the Founding Fathers? The Constitutional Roots of Deadlock in Modern American Politics.” In addition Dr. Anthony Champagne of The University of Texas at Dallas will give an address on "The Constitutional Revolution of 1937.”

Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco

At 1 p.m., Preston Ridge Campus faculty will present " The Balance of Power: the President and the Congress” at the Preston Ridge Campus Event Center.

Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Dr. in McKinney

From 1 pm. to 2:30 p.m., there will be a reading of the U.S. Constitution. Professor Will Geisler will give a lecture entitled "Race, Property Rights and the U.S. Constitution" in the Central Park Campus Conference Center.

Constitution Day at Collin College is sponsored by the Department of Political Science, in partnership with the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Student Government Association and Student Life.

For more information about Collin College’s Constitution Day activities, please contact the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement at csce@collin.edu, or call 972-881-5927. The faculty contacts are Dr. David Garrison and Dr. Michael McConachie (Spring Creek Campus), Professor Bryan Rasmussen (Preston Ridge Campus) and Professor Will Geisler (Central Park Campus).

 

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