Brescia University and Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) will celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17 at their respective campuses. Institutions of higher education are required by federal law to offer a program or commemoration on or around the anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17.
Brescia University will host The Honorable Charles Boteler. Judge Boteler will be offering a talk entitled “Madisonian Ideas and Practices for the Twenty-First Century” from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Taylor Lecture Hall of the Science Building at Brescia University. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask Judge Boteler questions.
OCTC will celebrate with a discussion titled “Intent of the Founders: Does It Matter?” The panel discussion will be by moderated by Nicole Nacey, OCTC political science faculty, and the panel will be made up of Matt Alschbach, Dr. Angela Ash and Dr. Court Lewis.
In addition, a book display about the U.S. Constitution will be available in the OCTC library, and a limited number of free Constitution booklets will be on hand. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Chandler Conference Center, located in the Advanced Technology Center of OCTC’s Main Campus at 4800 New Hartford Road.
“We hope that the topic of this Constitution Day encourages discussion and deliberation among the students, faculty and staff and that community members feel free to join us,” said OCTC President Dr. Scott Williams.
Both events are free and open to the public.