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Constitution Day at OSU

Sloan discusses Post-9/11 constitutional challenges

September 12, 2011
Story by Brian Smith, OSU Library Communications Intern

Event Press Kit

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -OSU marks Constitution Day 2011 with a public talk by Virginia “Ginny” Sloan, president and founder of the Constitution Project.

Sloan will focus on the constitutional and civil liberty challenges the country still faces a decade after 9/11.  The event begins at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19 in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library. A reception follows.

The Constitution Project was founded to protect the constitutional amendment process after several amendments were proposed in the 1990s. The project contributes speakers and resources to educational events including Constitution Day programming.

Sloan brings diverse experience to this year’s Constitution Day program. She is a special counsel to the Council of the American Bar Association's Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. She also serves on the Honorary Board of Directors of the Washington Council of Lawyers and the ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project's Steering Committee.  

Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. Although, the public program will be held the following Monday, Constitution Day is officially observed on Sept. 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.library.okstate.edu/constitution or call 405-744-7331.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall11/constitution.htm
Last Updated: 12 September 2011

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Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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