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Wed September 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Celebrates Constitution Day with Readings, Debate, Voter Registration Drive

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (MTSU-Communications)  --  Middle Tennessee State  celebrated the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution  on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a focus on voter registration as well as multiple daylong readings of the document. 

MTSU observes the Constitution’s 1787 signing every year with special events and programs organized by the university chapter of the American Democracy Project.

Among this year’s special programs was a free public debate by the MTSU Blue Raider Debaters, who discussed the federal DREAM Act undocumented immigrant program in the State Farm Room inside the Business and Aerospace Building.

Volunteers read the Constitution in different locations. The College of Mass Communication  launched the readings from 9 to 10 a.m. inside the Bragg Mass Comm Building, followed by the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences reading from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. inside the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building.

Voter registration, assisted by the League of Women Voters and Tennessee Citizen Action, was held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday on the Peck Hall lawn and the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building lawn.

The American Democracy Project at MTSU website also had

Ken Paulson, dean of MTSU's College of Mass Communication, reads a portion of the U.S. Constitution in the Quad outside the Bragg Mass Comm Building today during the university's Constitution Day celebration. (MTSU photo by Darby Campbell)

information specifically for student voter registration, including residency requirements, at http://capone.mtsu.edu/amerdem/campus_vote.shtml.