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Constitution Day at Penn

September 13, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03

Constitution Day takes place each year on September 17.

There are several ways for our campus community to honor this occasion. This year the Penn Bookstore will host Christopher Phillips, author of Constitution Café: Jefferson’s Brew for a True Revolution, on Thursday, September 15, at 6 p.m. Dr. Phillips will moderate a dialogue with Americans from all walks of life for an inclusive dialogue on democracy and today’s current issues.

The School of Arts and Sciences’ 60-Second Lecture program will feature Penn Professor Brendan O’Leary’s lecture Why Share Power? on Friday, September 16. This event will be held at Stiteler Plaza, 37th and Locust Walk beginning at 11:55 a.m. Rain Location: Bistro, Houston Hall.

Also on September 16, the Penn Bookstore will feature a special display of Constitution-themed books and students from Penn Leads the Vote will conduct a voter registration drive in the Bookstore from noon-2 p.m.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend the National Constitution Center’s free Constitution Day program events on Friday, September 16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is scheduled to lead school students in reading the Preamble at 8:45 a.m. and participate in the iCivics program. The National Constitution Center is located at 525 Arch Street, at Independence Mall, Philadelphia.

Voter Registration Information

Penn’s Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) is distributing voter registration forms to all schools and centers this week. The deadline to register to vote in the Philadelphia Municipal Election on November 8, 2011 is Monday, October 10, 2011. Forms will also be available at these locations:

ARCH, 3602 Locust Walk

Civic House, 3914 Locust Walk

College Hall Information Desk

Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Greenfield Intercultural Center, 3708 Chestnut St.

Houston Hall Front Information Desk

LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce St.

Office of Government and Community Affairs, Suite 418, Mellon Building

Penn Women’s Center, 3643 Locust Walk

Silfen Center, Williams Hall

For more information please contact Penn’s Office of Government and Community Affairs at ogca@exchange.upenn.edu or call 898-1388.

Almanac - September 13, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03