Constitution Day commemorates the signing of our U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Mississippi State University celebrated Constitution Day in the Financial Aid Department at Garner Hall on September 19, 2022 from 8 am to 5 pm.
We provided handouts for students to learn interesting facts about the history and meaning of our U.S. Constitution, which included general information as well as fun puzzle and word games related to the U.S. Constitution.
The Department of Policitcal Science and Public Administration also provided a discussion open to the student body discussing "What is a Republic". This event took place in Fowlkes Auditorium at Colvard Student Union that same day at 11:00am. The speaker was Dr. Brian Shoup, Dpeartment Head and PSPA Professor.
Dr. Brian Shoup is Professor of Political Science and Public Administration where he teaches comparative politics and public policy. His primary research interests are identity politics and conflict and state and nation-building.
Professor Shoup is the author of Conflict and Cooperation in Multi-Ethnic States: Institutional Incentives, Myths, and Counterbalancing and his research has appeared in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Democratization, Journal of Democracy, The Journal of Labor Research, Perspectives on Politics, and PS: Political Science.
This event was also covered by WCBI News: https://www.wcbi.com/msu-discusses-importance-of-constitution-day/
Links to the information provided can be found at:
For information on the Constitution, the founding fathers, and the Amendments: https://constitutionday.com/index.html
Find information on the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs
Learn interesting facts about the Constitution, as well as fun games that you can print or play interactively, such as word finds, puzzles, and test your knowledge about the Constitution with fun quizzes: https://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-amendments/