|Students distribute free Constitutions outside the CUB, Pullman campus.|
PULLMAN – All four WSU campuses have activities planned to celebrate Constitution day today.
In Pullman, students distributed copies of the Constitution 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Glenn Terrell Mall at no cost to passersby. The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, which fosters civic education, public service and public policy research in a nonpartisan, cross-disciplinary setting, sponsored the activity.
“Our students will ask each person a Constitution-related question, and if they have the correct answer, they get a copy as a prize; and if they don’t, they get a copy to study,” said Richard Elgar, Foley Institute assistant director.
A revised Constitution Day web page by WSU Libraries’ Marilyn Vonseggern, government information librarian, offers links to a variety of information about the document at http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/constitutionday. One link features an interactive Constitution website that allows keyword searching and exploration by topic and also includes Supreme Court cases that have interpreted the Constitution.
“Influences on the United States Constitution,” an exhibit in the Terrell Library Atrium, began Sept. 14 and will continue through Sept. 24.
At WSU Spokane, students can view on public digital screens an educational slideshow created by Keith Kelley, student involvement coordinator and doctoral degree candidate.
Several Constitution-related resources are on display and available for check out at the Riverpoint Library.
Across the WSU Tri-Cities campus, the ASWSU Senate set up Constitution table tents filled with fun facts and quizzes. Members are giving out prizes to people who can answer questions correctly or remember something they learned from fact pages. Copies of the Constitution also are being handed out on campus.
A bulletin board in the lobby of the Student Services Center at WSU Vancouver is filled with information about the Constitution and citizenship. Large numbers of students and others pass the location every day.
The WSU observance of Constitution Day is in keeping with a federal mandate that every institution that receives federal funds must have educational programming on Sept. 17.
Information and photos are available on the University College website at http://universitycollege.wsu.edu/news_events/events/ConstitutionDay9-17/.