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2006

FMU to observe Constitution Day, Sept. 21
            FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University will observe Constitution Day, Thursday, Sept. 21, with a lecture by FMU political science professor David White.

            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.  

            White’s lecture is titled “Intelligently Designed: The Constitution and Congressional Evolution.” The talk will focus on what congressional methods have evolved since the adoption of the Constitution.

            White has been a member of the FMU political science faculty since 2000.

            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: January 3, 2007 3:03 PM
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