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September 8, 2011
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UMD Constitution Week Activities

The University of Minnesota Duluth celebrates an annual Constitution Week at the beginning of each academic year. This year, Constitution Week begins on Monday, September 12 and runs through Friday, September 16.

The campus-wide events are open to the public.

Schedule of Constitution Week Events

Film: "Better This World" : The story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention. Discussion will follow the film.
For more information, see
Monday, September 12
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Chemistry Room 150
Film followed by a discussion led by Dr. Dan Martin

Civic Leaders Panel: "Student Voices in the Community" : Expected panelists are City Councilors Dan Hartman, Patrick Boyle, and Jim Stauber, as well as County Commissioner Frank Jewell.
Wednesday, September 14
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Kirby Student Lounge

Pocket Constitutions: "What is Democracy?" and citizenship quiz
Thursday and Friday, September 15 – 16
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kirby Tabling area outside the UMD Bookstore

Introduction to the Seven Revolutions: A New Look at Global Issues
Speakers will discuss the seven areas where the most dramatic, revolutionary change will occur globally by the year 2030.
Thursday, September 15
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
4th Floor Library Rotunda

History of Constitution Week
As a campus-wide unit, the Office of Civic Engagement organizes events to increase knowledge of, and create discussion, about the United States Constitution.

For more information about the federal mandate creating Constitution Day, see

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