Indiana State University is celebrating Constitution Day (officially September 17) with several events over several days. On Tuesday, September 14, the Library Events area will be the venue for a Constitution Day Teach-in AND the first Pizza/Politics student event of the year! Reference/Instruction Librarian, Marsha Miller, has begun building two of our LibGuides to support these campus events. Look at http://libguides.indstate.edu/ConstitutionDay and http://libguides.indstate.edu/FallRead.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Teach-in events:
9:30-10:30 New Fundamentals: Amending the Constitution (1789-1992) – David Nichols [48 attendance]
11-12 The Constitution and the Court – Robert Van Sickel [179 attendance]
12:30-1:30 Free Speech, Really? – Darlene Hantzis [92 attendance]
2-3 Deliberating Democracy – All Presenters [75 attendance]
6-7:15 Pizza and Politics: this program’s target audience is first-year students but everyone is invited to come to this PARTICIPATORY event: ‘A Democratice Dialogue about Food, Inc.’ (chapters 9, 10,11)
September 28, 4pm Roger Newman: Professor Newman wrote ‘Hugo Black: A Biography’ (1994; won the Scribes Book Award; finalist for Pulitzer Prize); co-author: Banned Films: Movies, Censors and the First Amendment (1982); editor-in-chief of “The Constitution and Its Amendments (1999); Editor, Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (1999). Currently finishing book on President Clinton’s Supreme Court appointments. The ISU Library has a copy of Hugo Black at KF 8745 .B55 N49 1994. Banned Films is held by the ISU Library [KF4300 .D43 1982] Vigo County Public Library [REFERENCE 342.085 D]
Also on September 28, 6-7:15pm: Pizza and Politics: topic tba
October 19: Pizza & Politics: Supreme-ly Important Deliberations
November 2: Election Night!
American Democracy Project events are sponsored by University Honors, the Foundational Studies Program, Departments of Communication; Political Science; History; Interdisciplinary Programs; Office of the President; Center for Public Service and Community Engagement.