Campuses Celebrate 225th Anniversary of the Constitution

The ConstitutionThe 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution will be Sept. 17, 2012, and TCC plans to get in on the celebration! This year TCC campuses are engaging students for Constitution Day by providing various activities and events from lectures and exhibits, to games and webcasts, all of which are designed to help celebrate the 225th anniversary of the signing of our Constitution.

Northeast Campus students will be able to take a quiz on the Constitution to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the campus bookstore. The winner will be announced after history instructor M. K. Buinger’s presentation “Secrets of Longevity.” Sponsored by the Government, History and Student Activities departments, the program will be held in the Student Center, Center Corner, NTSU Room 1615A, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and will have cake and drinks provided.

The Honorable Judge Phil Sorrells of Tarrant County Criminal Court No. 10 will be the keynote speaker at Northwest Campus’s Constitution Day, which will be held in the Student Center, WSTU 1303/1305, from 1 to 1:40 p.m. Refreshments will also be provided.

South Campus events are 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria, and will feature refreshments, a game of Jeopardy, a chance for students to win an award by showing their patriotism, and first time voter registration.  The event’s highlight will be a presentation entitled “The Constitution: We the People” by history and government instructor Carlos Rovelo.

From 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., the Southeast Campus Library will celebrate Constitution Day by giving students a chance to test their Constitution/Bill of Rights knowledge with trivia in the campus’s hallways. Activities will continue on Sept. 18, when from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. students can hear Constitution Day readings by SE staff member Rick Yoes and history adjunct John R. Lundberg, Ph. D. Other faculty will also present discussions on the Bill of Rights and the Constitution and a Humanities Texas exhibit on the Bill of Rights will be available for viewing.

Trinity River Campus’s Riverfront Café begins its festivities at 11 a.m. Students can discover their inner founding father with the interactive game, “What founder are you?” or test their knowledge on American history, civics, and government by taking the Naturalization Test to become a United States citizen.  Also, in cooperation with the National Constitution Center, “The Presidency,” an engaging, interactive webcast tracing the history of the American presidency and featuring a special introduction by ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, will be made available for viewing throughout the day.

The AARP will also be on the Trinity River Campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to encourage voter engagement, and provide nonpartisan voter guides and voter registration services. Limited light refreshments will be served.