Manchester College celebrates Constitution Day
panel, public discussion
Area residents, and especially students, are invited to a panel
discussion about the U.S. Constitution on Monday, Sept. 19 at Manchester
History and political science teachers from Manchester High School and
the College, and students, will discuss what they consider the most
significant passage of the Constitution. Afterward, the audience will
have opportunity for questions and discussion.
The program commemorates Constitution Day. On
Sept. 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their
final meeting, with only one item of business on the agenda – to sign
the Constitution of the United States of America. Thirty-nine of the 55
delegates signed the document.
Dr. Leonard A. Williams, professor of political science, will serve as
panel moderator. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Room 111 of
Winger Hall, on East Street.
“With Judge John Roberts’ nomination to be Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court, this is a very good time for us to reflect on the Constitution,
what it means, and how it shapes our political life,” Williams noted.
Panel members include:
Katherine A. Tinsley, associate professor of history
Robert Gilbert, Manchester High School social studies teacher
Aja Michael of Converse, Ind., a senior secondary education major and
member of the Manchester Association for the Discussion of History
J. Blake Hike of Syracuse, Ind., a senior political science major who
plans to attend law school