Dr. Stan Caress, University of West Georgia professor of political science, will present "Why We Care about the Constitution!" on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 11:00 a.m. at UWG's Ingram Library as part of the national observance of Constitution Day.
Refreshments will be served afterward. The event is sponsored by Ingram Library, the American Democracy Project of the Murphy Center for Public Service, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs' Office.
Constitution Day, created by federal legislation in 2004, commemorates Sept. 17, 1787, the date that the 39 delegates to the Constitution Convention signed the newly created United States Constitution. The delegates hoped that this new framework for a national government would provide a permanent guarantee of the political liberties achieved in the Revolution.
This free event is open to the public.
For further information about this event celebrating the birthday of our government, call 678 839 5337.