Tuesday, September 18, 2012

UIS celebrates Constitution Day

Monday marks the 225th anniversary of a big moment in U.S. history. The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787.

In honor of the 225th anniversary, UIS took a look at the constitutional system for electing U.S. presidents. The school welcomed two reporters--Amanda Vinicky from WUIS, and the Chicago Sun-Times' Dave McKinney--to discuss their experiences covering both parties' conventions.

"We're having an event that really focuses on some of the election events that are happening this fall, and gives students an opportunity to start to think about those events in light of the constitution, and how that might impact the election," said Karen Moranski, UIS Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education.

The event was part of the school's "Engaged Citizenship, Common Experience" speaker series.

The story was featured by WICS-TV 20 on September 17, 2012.

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