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