WMU News

Experts discuss 'Constitution and Post-Rehnquist Court'

Sept. 15, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University will mark Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with a panel of faculty experts discussing "The Constitution and the Post-Rehnquist Supreme Court" from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Room 1005 of the Fetzer Center. Students and teachers at all levels and the public are welcome at this free event.

Gordon Evans of public radio station WMUK 102.1 FM will moderate a panel composed of the University's top experts on the Constitution and Constitutional law. Panelists from the WMU Department of Political Science are Dr. Mark Hurwitz, Dr. Ashlyn Kuersten and Dr. Peter Renstrom.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are Sept. 17, the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. They are recognized annually with programs relating to citizenship, the law, justice and the definition of American freedom.

Tuesday's panel discussion is sponsored by WMU's Pre-Law Society and Department of Political Science. For more information about the panel discussion, contact Dr. Kevin Corder, department chair, at j.kevin.corder@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5680.

For more information about Constitutional law and the history of the Constitution, visit the National Constitution Center at www.constitutioncenter.org.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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