USC Aiken Observes Constitution Week
Aiken, SC (09/14/2018) — The University of South Carolina Aiken is taking Constitution Day and Citizenship Day a step further by dedicating an entire week of activities to its observance.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed annually on Sept. 17, the day in 1787 when the framers of the U.S. Constitution signed the historic document.
"Each educational institution that receives federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students," according to the Department of Education's website.
At USC Aiken, the campus will not only host activities on the actual day of observance but throughout the week also. All educational activities are non-partisan, free and open to the public.
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September 18, 2018
"Women Leading in Our Community: Elected Officials and Candidates Discuss Women's Rights and Political Leadership"
11 a.m. - 12:40, p.m., in the Student Activities Center Mezzanine
Dr. Sarah Young, assistant professor of political science, will moderate a panel of elected women officials and candidates from Aiken County. Panelists will discuss running for office and the unique experience of women leaders. The event will feature County Council Member the Honorable Camille Furgiuele, City Council Member the Honorable Gail Diggs and S.C. House Candidate Elise Fox.
September 19, 2018
"Gerrymandering: Where the Politicians Pick the Voters"
4:30 - 5:30 p.m., in Penland 106
Dr. Matt Thornburg, assistant professor of political science, will discuss what gerrymandering is, its common techniques, and recent legal developments in preparation for the 2020 redistricting cycle.
September 20, 2018
"Alcohol, History, and the Law"
5-6 p.m., in Penland 106
Dr. Elizabeth Georgian, associate professor of history, will discuss the history and evolution of the legal status of alcohol possession and consumption, including contemporary rights and responsibilities.