Up Coming College Event
Constitution Day: September 17th
The United States Constitution was signed by 39 of the 55 Delegates to the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004 and mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or on another holiday, schools and other institutions unofficially observe the holiday on an adjacent weekday.
NWSC’s goal for Constitution Day is to act as the catalyst for discussion about the U.S. Constitution on and off campus. As a result, each year, the College will present a variety of activities related to the constitution and our nations’ political governances. Examples of activities may include the following:
- Free Speech Boards: The campus community will be encouraged to respond to questions relating to the Constitution in the context of current events.
- PowerPoint: A presentation on aspects of the constitution, including the First Amendment, will continuously loop in the NWSC Faculty & Student Lounge.
- Debates: The Debate Team will present a debate on issues relevant to the constitution.
- Contests: Students will respond to a prompt, and their essay will be judged by a panel. Prizes may include gift cards.