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Constitution Day

All higher education institutions that receive federal funds from the Department of Education are required to implement an educational program relating to the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 2005, and every subsequent year. The full text of the authorizing legislation can be found in Section 111 of Division J of Pub. L. 108-447, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005," Dec. 8, 2004; 118 Stat. 2809, 3344-45 (Section 111).

This day will be known as "Constitution Day" to honor the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. The legislation authorizing this Day states, "Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year should hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on Sept. 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution." Should Sept. 17 fall on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, educational institutions should celebrate "Constitution Day" the preceding or following week.

Middle Georgia State University has celebrated Constitution Day each year since 2005.

  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005

Constitution Day 2017

Cochran Campus will celebrate with walk-up trivia with prizes and free Constitution books. Join us in the GA Hall Dining Room from 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Dublin Campus will celebrate with guest speakers who will discuss Constitutional Amendments and Amendments in relation to the current presidential election. Refreshments and Constitution books will be provided. Join us in the Dublin Student Center from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Eastman Campus will celebrate with walk-up trivia, will give away Constitution books, and will have light refreshments. Join us in the Flight Entrance lobby from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Macon Campus will celebrate with walk-up trivia and will give away red, white and blue snow cones and a Constitution book to each participant. Join us in the SLC lobby from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Warner Robins Campus will celebrate with Constitution trivia and by listening to the soundtrack from Broadway’s Hamilton. Constitution books and light refreshments will be provided. Join us in Walker Auditorium from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Constitution Day 2015

Free and open to the public, each event is funded by student activity fees and sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Cochran Campus will celebrate Constitution Day in the Student Center from Noon – 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. by having a trivia contest and awarding prizes to the students with the most correct answers. Free constitution books will be given to attendees. We will also serve refreshments.

Dublin Campus Student Life & Political Science Department will host a Constitution Day program in the Student Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Eastman Campus will celebrate Constitution Day from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the flight entrance lobby by playing Constitution Trivia and giving out free Constitution books to attendees. Popcorn and drinks will be served, while supplies last

Macon Campus will celebrate with walk-up trivia and will give away red, white and blue snow cones and a Constitution book to each participant. Join us in the SLC lobby from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. and in Jones lobby from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Warner Robins Campus will be hosting Constitution Day Bingo in the WRACC from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. All participants will receive a free Constitution book.

Constitution Day 2014

Cochran Campus celebrated Constitution Day by hosting trivia questions with gift card prizes for correct answers. Each participant received a free Constitution book.

Dublin Campus Student Life and the History and Political Science Departments hosted a presentation on “The Civil Rights Act at ‘50’” and gave away Constitution books.

Eastman Campus hosted Constitution Day trivia and gave away snow cones and Constitution books.

Macon Campus celebrated Constitution Day by hosting trivia questions with movie ticket giveaways for correct answers. Also, everyone who participated received a free Constitution book.

Warner Robins Campus hosted Constitution Day Bingo in the WRACC.

Constitution Day 2014 - Eastman Campus Constitution Day 2014 - Warner Robins Campus

Constitution Day 2013

The Dublin Campus hosted a presentation given by Mrs. Adams-Square and Dr. Smith.

Eastman Campus gave out snacks and free Constitution books.

Macon Campus hosted Constitution Day trivia and Constitution books and Swag Bag giveaways.

Warner Robins students competed in Constitution-themed Bingo to win prizes.

Constitution Day 2013 - Macon Campus Constitution Day 2013 - Macon Campus

Constitution Day 2012

Constitution Day 2012 was observed at the Macon Campus from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, 17th, in the Jones Lobby. The Warner Robins Campus hosted the Constitution Day event on September 17th as well from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Warner Robins Activity Center and Café.

In Macon, Dr. Julie Lester and Ms. Dee Lindsey distributed pocket-sized copies of the Constitution and voter registration forms were available. In Warner Robins, Amy Carter hosted Constitution Trivia in which students were allowed to use their free Constitutions to find the answers.

Free and open to the public, the event was funded by student activity fees and sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the Student Government Association and the Department of History & Political Science.

Assistant Professor of Political Science Julie Lester explained the voter registration process to students.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Julie Lester explained the voter registration process to students.

Dee Lindsey, Director of Student Life, answered student questions.
Dee Lindsey, Director of Student Life, answered student questions.

Students received free pocket-sized Constitutions and were given the opportunity to register to vote.
Students received free pocket-sized Constitutions and were given the opportunity to register to vote.

Students gathered in the WRACC participated in Constitution Trivia in between classes.
Students gathered in the WRACC participated in Constitution Trivia between classes.

Students gathered in the WRACC participated in Constitution Trivia in between classes.
Students gathered in the WRACC participated in Constitution Trivia between classes.

Constitution Day 2011

Constitution Day 2011 was observed at the Macon Campus from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Arts Complex Theater. The Warner Robins Campus hosted the Constitution Day event on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Academic Services Building Auditorium.

Mr. Chris Horne spoke at the event in Macon. Pocket-sized copies of the Constitution were distributed and voter registration forms were available.

Free and open to the public, the event was funded by Student Activity fees and sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the Student Government Association and the Department of History & Political Science.

Assistant Professor of Political Science Julie Lester poses with students who just received their free pocket-sized copies of the Constitution
Assistant Professor of Political Science Julie Lester poses with students who just received their free pocket-sized copies of the Constitution.

This student received her Constitution outside at the Warner Robins Campus
This student received her Constitution outside at the Warner Robins Campus.

Student Life Program Coordinator Amy Carter passed out Constitutions at the Warner Robins Campus
Student Life Program Coordinator Amy Carter passed out Constitutions at the Warner Robins Campus.

Chris Horne spoke at the Constitution Day event at the Macon Campus
Chris Horne spoke at the Constitution Day event at the Macon Campus.

Constitution Day 2010

Constitution Day 2010 was observed from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Walker Auditorium on the Warner Robins Campus, and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Arts Complex Theater on the Macon Campus.

The event on each campus featured "Political Jeopardy" and a Constitution Scavenger Hunt to help participants learn more about the U.S. Constitution. Pocket-sized copies of the Constitution were distributed and voter registration forms were available.

Free and open to the public, the event was funded by Student Activity fees and sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the Student Government Association and the Department of History & Political Science.
Students looked up answers in the free pocket Constitutions
Students played Political Jeopardy
Political Jeopardy Answer Board
Students turned out to participate in Constitution Day 2010

Constitution Day 2009

The Middle Georgia State University Office of Student Life and the Department of History and Political Science presented CONSTITUTION DAY 2009 "Celebrating the U.S. Constitution" Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the Arts Complex Theatre on the Macon Campus and Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the Walker Auditorium on the Warner Robins Campus.

The discussions, free and open to the public, took place on both the Macon and Warner Robins campuses.

Moderator was Dr. Julie Lester, Assistant Professor of Political Science. Featured Panelists were: Mr. John P. Cole, Vice President for Institutional Advancement; Dr. Matthew Zimmerman, Assistant Professor of History; and Ms. Crystal Jones, J.D., Middle Georgia State University Alumni and former Student Government Association president.

All participants received a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution.

John Coles speaks on Constitution Day 2009
Mr. John P. Cole, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, spoke about former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell on Constitution Day. Matthew Zimmerman speaks on Constitution Day
Dr. Matthew Zimmerman, Assistant Professor of History, spoke on the Constituion from a position of dissent. Crystal Jones spoke on the Constitution Ms. Crystal Jones, J.D., Middle Georgia State University Alumni and former Student Government Association president, gave a historical perspective to the Constitution.

Constitution Day 2008

Three Macon State faculty discussed constitutional issues on Wednesday, Sept. 17, and Thursday, Sept. 18, in celebration of Constitution Day. The 2008 program was entitled "The United States Constitution: The Rights and Responsiblities of Citizens." The discussions, free and open to the public, took place on both the Macon and Warner Robins campuses.

Students turned out to listen to faculty speakers on Constitution Day

Times were Wednesday, September 17, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in the Arts Complex Theatre, Macon Campus and Thursday, September 18, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in the Walker Auditorium, Warner Robins Campus.

Speaker lineup for both locations:

Dr. Matt Jennings, Assistant Professor of History
"Is Our Constitution Colorblind?"

Dr. Sherée Keith, Assistant Professor of Speech and Communication
"Suffering for Suffrage: The Fight for the 19th Amendment"

Dr. Matthew Zimmerman, Assistant Professor of History
"Public Demonstrations and the Active Voter"

Macon State Students at the Warner Robins Campus display their free copies of the Constitution
Macon State students who attended received a free pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution from the Office of Student Life.

Macon State SGA sponsored a voter registration drive as part of the days events
The Middle Georgia State University Student Government Association Voter Registration Wednesdays were also be a part of the Constitution Day events on each campus from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

Constitution Day 2007

Constitution Day 2007, the MGA Office of Student Life and the Faculty of Social Sciences presented – "The United States Constitution: What's In It For You?", at 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, in the Arts Complex Theatre, and 12:30 p.m - 1:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, in the Auditorium (WRC).

Introductions: Dr. Martin Slann, Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Panelists:

  • Dr. Naomi Robertson, Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Mr. Bob Durand, Associate Professor of History
  • Dr. Sean Mattie, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Participants received a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Refreshments were served following the program.

Constitution Day 2006

Constitution Day 2006, Constitution Day event was "The American Constitution in the Age of Terrorism", 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, in the Arts Complex Theatre.

Introductions: Dr. Martin Slann, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Division of Social Sciences

Speakers:

  • Mr. Bob Durand, Associate Professor of History
  • Dr. Paul Grant, Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Ben Tate, Professor of Political Science

Refreshments were served following the program. Each participant received a copy of the U.S. Constitution.

Constitution Day 2005

Constitution Day 2005, the Middle Georgia State University Division of Social Sciences and Office of Student Life presented "The United States Constitution – What's In It For You?". A Panel Discussion, 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2005, in the Learning Support Building Auditorium.

Moderator: Dr. Martin Slann, Chair, Division of Social Sciences, MGA

Panelists:

  • R. Lanier Anderson, III - United States Circuit Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Mr. Bob Durand - Associate Professor of History, MGA

Free pizza and drinks to be served after the program. Also, each participant will receive a copy of the U.S. Constitution.

 

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