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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Celebrates Constitution Day with Several Events

BOCA RATON, Fla. (August 19, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Constitution Day with a series of events on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The events will take place in Democracy Plaza, located adjacent to the Culture and Society Building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. All events are free and open to the public.

“It is important to remember the wisdom and bravery of the 39 men that signed the Constitution in 1787,” said Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and director of the Jack Miller Forum at FAU. “And it is important to reflect on how our lives are affected everyday by the principles enshrined in this document.”

The Constitution Day opening ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. This will include a Presentation of Colors, the National Anthem, opening remarks presented by Wagner, followed by a presentation from the Honorable Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County and a former member of the Florida Senate.

The second annual Robert J. Bailyn Symposium on the First Amendment Panel will take place at 12:30 p.m. with the topic “The First Amendment and Campaign Finance Reform.” Along with Wagner, panelists also include Frank Cerabino of the Palm Beach Post; Anthony Mann from the Sun Sentinel; and Tim Lenz, Ph.D., professor of political science at FAU.

Constitution Day events are sponsored by the Jack Miller Forum; the Vice President for Student Affairs; New Student and Owl Family Programs; the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies; the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Department of Political Science; and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

For more information, contact Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., at 561-252-1794 or kwagne15@fau.edu.

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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