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Bill of Rights to Be Topic of UW-Eau Claire's
Constitution Day Program Sept. 17

RELEASED: Sept. 4, 2007

constitution clip artEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will celebrate Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention, with a presentation by Dr. Michael Fine, professor of political science. "Can the Bill of Rights Save Us from a Tyrannical Executive?" will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in Schofield Auditorium.

The presentation will last 30-45 minutes, with another 15-30 minutes allotted for a question and answer period.

Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was instrumental in getting Congress to pass a law designating Sept. 17 as Constitution Day and requiring schools and federal agencies to hold educational programs on that day to educate Americans about the Constitution. To read more about Constitution Day or read the U.S. Constitution, visit the Constitution Day Web site.

For more information about UW-Eau Claire's 2007 Constitution Day program, contact Dr. Rodd Freitag, associate professor and chair of the department of political science, at 715-836-5044 or freitard@uwec.edu.

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