Posted by: Randolph Hollingsworth | September 16, 2010

Constitution Day UPDATE

Wildcat ThursdayUPDATE – UKy Celebrates Constitution Day in Second Life

On Friday, September 17, 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time (noon-6pm SL time), Wildcat Thursday will be on the UKy island in Second Life to celebrate Constitution Day. Festivities include readings by local celebrities from banned books, a concert and apple pie – virtually, of course!

The full schedule of events includes:

9 – 11:30 am   Readings of banned books

11:30 am – 12:30 pm  Citizen Kentucky Forum:  KY Secretary of State Trey Grayson, UK College of Education Dean Mary John O’Hair, and Institute on Rural Journalism and Community Issues Director Al Cross; the forum participants will preview Election 2010 and engage middle school students in a conversation with the campus community regarding how UK can change civic education throughout the Commonwealth as part of a new group called “Kentucky Advocates for Civic Education.”

12:30 – 3:00 pm  Readings of banned books will continue

Sponsored by the University of Kentucky’s Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence, the Provost’s Office, the President’s Office, the Gaines Center for the Humanities, UK Libraries, the Student Government Association, the Student Center Director’s Office, the Discovery Seminar Program, the College of Communications and Information Studies, the College of Education, and the Citizen Kentucky Project at Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, School of Journalism and Telecommunications.

In the meantime, use the online resources to find primary and secondary sources on the U.S. Constitution (http://www.constitutioncenter.org/ncc_edu_Print_Classroom_Materials.aspx) … or check out this interactive exhibit (http://www.constitutioncenter.org/timeline) to see a timeline of the key dates and events marking over 200 years of U.S. constitutional history.

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