NSU celebrating Constitution Day with numerous events

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Northern State University is going all out this year to celebrate Constitution Day, which is Tuesday.

Close to a dozen events will be held. The goal, Northern says, is to educate the community and promote patriotism.

Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

All are welcome to this free event.

NSU dining services will offer students themed food in the cafeteria on Tuesday, including Washington (state) apples and a mystery “United Tastes of America” dish. The NSU Wolf Shoppe will have a book display and trivia contest. The Beulah Williams Library will have three Constitution Day-related displays. Various offices around campus will be decorated. The School of Education will have relevant children’s books on display. The League of Women Voters will register voters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center. The NSU History Club will have a copy of the Constitution on display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center. The NSU Student Association will have a table with games and information from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Aberdeen native Kenneth J. Meier, professor of political science at Texas A&M University, will speak at 7 p.m. in Johnson Fine Arts Center Room 134. His speech, “The Politics of Education Reform,” is free and open to the public. NSUtv is airing the exclusive Spotlight@Northern Constitution Day special with Jon Schaff, Kenneth Blanchard, Ric Dias and David Grettler at 11 a.m., 3 and 9 p.m. daily through Wednesday. “Constitution Fun Facts” will be posted around campus. Off campus, the Red Rooster Coffee House will host a U.S. history and politics game at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

For more information about Constitution Day at NSU, contact Dias at 605-626-7795 or Ric.Dias@northern.edu.