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FMU to observe Constitution Day, Sept. 15

     FLORENCE, S.C. –  Francis Marion University will observe Constitution Day, Thursday, Sept. 15, with a lecture by FMU political science professor Alissa Warters.

    The program will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center’s Lowrimore Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.  

    Warters’ lecture is titled “The Living Presidency: Constitutional Evolution of the Executive Branch.”

    A native of South Carolina, Warters received the B.A. and M.A. degrees in political science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va. She received the Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of Tennessee. Her primary research and teaching interests are the American presidency and public law.

    Constitution Day honors the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. 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.

    Should Sept. 17 fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, as it does this year, educational institutions may observe the day the preceding or following week.

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Last Published: February 23, 2007 8:57 AM
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