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UIS Library to host broadcasts in observance of Constitution Day

September 12, 2005

SPRINGFIELD – Brookens Library at the University of Illinois at Springfield will sponsor the broadcast of three special programs on Friday, September 16, in observance of Constitution Day.

All programs will be aired in conference room G, located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus, and are free and open to the public.

“Beyond the Patriot Act,” the first episode in the ACLU Freedom Files series, will be aired twice -- at 10 a.m. and again at 3 p.m.

“Our Constitution: A Conversation with Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer,” will also be aired twice -- at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.

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Constitution Day forum on the Supreme Court

A debate on “Free Speech in the Digital Age,” moderated by NPR’s Margot Adler and featuring Jack Valenti and Lawrence Lessig, will be broadcast from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

“Our Constitution” and “Free Speech” are produced by Justice Learning, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Annenberg Public Policy Center, the National Archives, the New York Times Knowledge Network and other education and media organizations.

In 2004, President Bush signed a bill (P.L. 108-447) designating September 17 as Constitution Day.

For more information on any of these programs, contact Jane Treadwell, UIS dean of library instructional services, at 206-6597.  For more information about Constitution Day, go to www.constitutionday.com/.

 

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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