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WKU Celebrates Constitution Week 2011

WKU Celebrates Constitution Week 2011

Each year Western Kentucky University celebrates Constitution Week.  This year we commemorate the 224th Birthday of the U.S. Constitution,  September 12 -16.  The theme for Constitution Week is 'The Tenth Anniversary of 9-11: Lessons Learned.'  The Department of Political Science is organizing numerous events as it takes the lead on this historic anniversary. Please join us for the kick off event on the lawn in front of DUC on Monday, Sept. 13 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Constitution Week

September 10 – 16

 

“The Tenth Anniversary of 9/11:  Lessons Learned”

 

 

Saturday, September 10

 

Kick off Constitution Week

“We Remember”

WKU South Lawn


The ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships is encouraging everyone to take part in “We Remember”. Campus and community members can stop by the tent on WKU’s South Lawn before the WKU football game vs. Navy. During “We Remember” individuals will record what they were doing on 9/11/01 and share well wishes on the banner while youth create cards for the soldiers. ALIVE CCP will also be sharing information and collecting items for emergency/disaster kits.

 

Monday, September 12         Events throughout the week are “Swipeable” Events

 

“Lessons Not Learned from 9/11: An Economic, Numerate, Constitutional Perspective”

Lecture by David Henderson, Associate Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and Research Fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

8:00pm

Grise Hall Lecture Hall

Sponsored by BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism

 

Tuesday, September 13

 

Pizza and a Movie - “Abraham’s Children”

A film presentation of moving stories from Muslim youth overcoming prejudice and dealing with diversity and other issues related to 9/11

7:00pm

Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (ICSR), Garrett Conference Center

Sponsored by Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility

 

 

Wednesday, September 14

 

“Failure to Launch: How technology keeps kids tied to their parents”

Since 9/11 parent’s anxiety over being out of touch with their children has risen to an all time high.  Cell phones, email, instant messaging, texting, Facebook and Skype have led college students never having to say goodbye.  Come join in a discussion with Dr. Debra Crisp and Masters student Jeannie Banter on how new technology may be delaying the point at which college students become independent from their parents. 

2:30pm

Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (Garrett Conference Center)

Sponsored by Counseling and Testing Center

 

“Perceptions and Realities of WKU Middle Eastern Students Post 9/11”

4:00pm

ICSR (Garrett Conference Center)

Sponsored by English as a Second Language Institute (ESLI)

Refreshments

 

Eroding Your Rights? A video presentation and discussion on “Liberty and Security in an Age of Terrorism”

7:30pm

ICSR (Garrett Conference Center)

Facillitator: Dr. Jeff Budziak, Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

Sponsored by Department of Political Science Public Law Program

Refreshments

 

Thursday, September 15

Project Affect

Fall Student Engagement Fair

 

Tables will be set up for campus and community organizations to share ways to get involved through service and become more active citizens. There will be projects and information at each table for students.

 

11:00 – 2:00pm

WKU Centennial Mall

Sponsored by ALIVE CCP and the Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility

 

"In a Different Light: The Definition and Causes of Terrorism"

A discussion led by WKU Saudi students

12:45pm

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