Sept. 17 Event to Commemorate U.S. Constitution Day

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fairmont State University will celebrate the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with activities on Tuesday, Sept. 17, hosted by the FSU College of Liberal Arts.

Sponsored by Alpha Phi Sigma as part of the Constitution Day Celebration, students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to sign a copy of the Constitution between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center. Free patriotic lanyards and pocket copies of the Constitution will be given away.

Dr. John McLaughlin will present a talk titled “Racial Profiling and the Constitution” from 1:30 to 2:30 Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. McLaughlin has 26 years of law enforcement experience with the Miami Dade Police Department. He earned degrees from the University of Florida, Florida State University, Florida International University and Lynn University. He is the author of “A Critical Analysis of Racial Profiling.”

Dr. Deanna Shields, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, encourages students, staff and the community to take part in the celebration.

“It’s important for people to participate in our democratic process to truly make it work well. It’s important for all citizens to learn more about our Democratic Republic,” she said.

Shields encourages anyone who wants to learn more about the history of the Constitution to visit this web site: