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UTSA to observe Constitution Day Sept. 17 with events and voter registration

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(Sept. 13, 2012) -- Constitution Day will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 17 at the UTSA Main Campus. The nationally observed event centers on the history of the U.S. Constitution and the role it plays today in the lives of U.S. citizens. The events are free and open to the public.

At the Main Campus, Constitution Bingo will be hosted by the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center and the Special Events Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center Pecan Room (2.01.26). Test your knowledge about the Constitution with the chance to win prizes. Pizza and pocket-sized copies of the Constitution will be available to all participants.

Additionally, the Student Government Association and the Black Student Union will register UTSA community members to vote beginning Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 21 at various locations at the Main Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The first 25 individuals to register to vote each day will receive a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution.

Constitution Day is co-sponsored by the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center and UTSA Special Events Center. For more information, e-mail Charlin Jones or call 210-458-6110.

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Constitution Day was established by law in 2004. Before the law was enacted, the holiday was known as Citizenship Day. In addition to renaming the holiday, the act mandated that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the U.S. Constitution on that day. For more resources, visit the UTSA Libraries website.

 

 

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