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2007

FMU to observe Constitution Day, Sept. 18

            FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University will observe Constitution Day, Tuesday, Sept. 18, with a lecture by FMU political science and geography professor Richard A. Almeida.

            The program will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the Lee Nursing Building’s Thomason Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.  

            Almeida’s lecture is titled “A Government of Laws, not Men: Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances, and the Rule of Law in the 21st Century.”

            Almeidaof Conway, S.C., recently joined the faculty as assistant professor of political science. He earned the B.A. degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts, the M.A. degree in political science from the University of Memphis, and the Ph. D. degree in political science from the University of Missouri.

            Constitution Day honors the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia inserted language into the 2005 federal spending bill that requires all educational institutions, including colleges and universities, which receive federal funds from any agency to have programming for Constitution Day.

 

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Last Published: September 12, 2007 4:08 PM
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