Bellevue University to Host Constitution Day Panel Discussion on September 15
Public Invited to Join in Discussion of How Power and Influence Are Involved in Governing in the Modern Era
Can the U.S. Constitution withstand the rancor and division of the contemporary American political landscape?
This question will be the focus of a public Constitution Day event at Bellevue University on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Margre H. Durham Student Center, 1008 Bruin Blvd., in the Quiet Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.
According to Rick Galusha, event coordinator and Program Director of the University’s Kirkpatrick Signature Series, attendees will be able to share their views and hear from a group of panelists with firsthand perspective, including Rep. Don Bacon; former Rep. Brad Ashford; and former Rep. Lee Terry.
“Increasingly, the institutions of American self-governance are under pressure by rapidly changing political ideologies,” said Galusha, “so it’s vital that we engage and come together to talk about key issues related to political party membership, and the power and influence that are involved in governing in the modern era.” Galusha added that attendees should expect and be prepared for civil and respectful dialog and interactions.
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The federally mandated observance also recognizes all those who possess U.S. citizenship.
Bellevue University’s Constitution Day event is presented as a community service of the Kirkpatrick Signature Series (KSS) on American Vision and Values. The Series, which is required for all undergraduate students, highlights the importance of active citizenship in a rapidly changing world; one in which popular government, Western tradition and American values are sometimes severely tested.
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with nearly 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).