All federally funded schools and colleges are required to commemorate the anniversary of the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution.
Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia introduced the amendment (December, 2004) that was passed by both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. The legislation requires that all educational institutions receiving federal funds implement educational programs relating to the United States Constitution. Constitution Day is a celebration of the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. When September 17 falls on a weekend or Federal holiday, Constitution Day may be celebrated the preceding or following week.
Constitution Day is intended to increase student awareness and appreciation of this important document of freedom.
MSU President LouAnn K. Simon talks about how Spartans observe Constitution Day 2014 on her blog.
The following events are taking place on MSU's campus to celebrate Constitution Day:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Patricia Johannes will be playing American patriotic music on the carillon at noon.
Monday, September 22, 2014
A roundtable discussion on Monday, September 22, 2014 in the Club Spartan Room, 3rd Floor Case Hall, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., sponsored by James Madison College at Michigan State University and co-sponsored by the LeFrak Forum and Symposium on Science, Reason, & Modern Democracy in the Department of Political Science with the support of The Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History. The topic is: Liberty, Justice and Constitutionalism. Panel members include:
Professor of Economics & Philosophy
George Mason University
Professor of Political Science & Philosophy
More information can be found on the flyer for this event.