Students at Defiance College will observe Constitution Day with a variety of activities centered around a festival on the campus Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Freshmen will staff information and activity stations regarding Constitution Day. There will also be a voter registration table to offer students the opportunity to register to vote, information concerning local polling stations, and absentee ballot request forms for Ohio and Michigan.
In addition, freshmen have proposed a series of potential amendments to the Constitution, and students will be asked to vote for their top two.
Students from the Social Studies Methods class will have information stations geared toward education of younger children.
The College’s Citizen Leaders will illustrate the importance of “due process” and what it means to suspend the writ of habeas corpus; therefore, they will be “arresting” individuals from around campus and escorting them to a makeshift jail where they may answer a question about the Constitution. A correct answer will set them free.
Many groups from around campus are joining in support of the day’s events including the First-Year Experience program, the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, Citizen Leaders, Phi Alpha Theta, Student Activities, and Sodhexo dining services.
Defiance College is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of engagement. U. S. News & World Report ranks Defiance in the top tier of comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
September 12, 2008