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FAU Hosts Events to Commemorate Constitution Day

BOCA RATON, FL (September 14, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University will host several events to commemorate Constitution Day, the anniversary of the creation and signing of the United States Constitution. The following events will take place:

FAU Libraries Host Letterpress Appreciation Day Open House at the Jaffe Center

The free event will take place on Saturday, September 18, from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Arthur

and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU Libraries, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts Gallery is hosting an inaugural “Letterpress Appreciation Day Open House” in celebration of the 0.918-inch height of standard Anglo-American type materials.  The open house offers an introduction to the print aspects of the Jaffe center, which is home to four different relief presses that are used by students and artists to create hand-printed books and literary broadsides. Guests may tour the shop, print on the center’s antique Wesel Iron Handpress and learn the difference between pressing print and actually printing. Since Constitution Day falls on the day prior to the open house, participants will print a piece on the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which has been the subject of much recent political debate. Metered parking for visitors is available in the lot outside of the library. For more information on the open house, visit and click “events,” or contact John Cutrone at or 561-297-0455.

Issues in American Citizenship, Past and Present on Display at FAU Libraries

The free exhibition will take place now through Thursday, September 30, outside of the special collections department at FAU Libraries, second floor east, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Issues in American Citizenship provides a thought-provoking look at the changing definition of citizenship in America and how it has affected taxation, property rights, elections, labor practices, taxes and patriotism. The exhibition showcases rare books, pamphlets, sheet music and prints from FAU Libraries’ historical collections. The display can be viewed during regular library hours, which can be found at or by calling 561-297-3770. For more information, e-mail or call 561-297-3787.

Constitution Day Interactive Display Table

The display will be available on Friday, September 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Atrium on FAU’s Jupiter campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., Jupiter.

The interactive display table will highlight the history of the Constitution in video and written format.  Constitution Day quizzes, as well as giveaways related to American history will also be available.


About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & 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. For more information, visit

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