Texas A&M Celebrates Constitution Day & Citizenship Week 2016
On May 24, 2005, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education announced that, pursuant to legislation passed by Congress, educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year. A notice published in the Federal Register outlined the requirements for such a program. The legislation did not authorize funds to carry out this requirement and the Notice of Implementation does not indicate that the Department of Education has plans to monitor compliance.
In honor of the 229th anniversary of the signing of United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, Texas A&M University is joining thousands of citizens, teachers, and students nationwide in celebrating Constitution Day. Join the celebration by participating in the activities planned for the Texas A&M campus and the Bryan-College Station community.
Sunday, September 11 - Friday, September 30
- The La Villita Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in collaboration with the Bryan & College Station Library System will have an exhibit on the Constitution at the Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station.
Monday, September 12
- 11:00 p.m. - KAMU-TV - U.S. Constitution with Judge J.D. Langley.
Tuesday, September 13
- 11:00 p.m. - KAMU-TV - Constitution USA with Peter Sagal #101.
Wednesday, September 14
- 7:00 p.m. - Wiley Lecture Series Constitution Day Forum "License to Vote: Voter I.D. Laws and the Constitution" MSC 2401 - panel discussion with noted speakers.
- 11:00 p.m. - KAMU-TV - Constitution USA with Peter Sagal #102.
Thursday, September 15
- 11:00 p.m. - KAMU-TV - Constitution USA with Peter Sagal #103.
Friday, September 16
- 11:00 p.m. - KAMU-TV - Constitution USA with Peter Sagal #104
Saturday, September 17 - Friday, September 23
- The Texas A&M University Libraries will offer students one free copy of the Constitution and have displays from September 17 - 23 at the Sterling C. Evans, Medical Sciences, West Campus, and the Policy Sciences and Economics Libraries.
Saturday, September 17, Constitution Day
- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will distribute pocket-sized Constitutions to the first 100 visitors.
- The Appelt Visitor Center in the lobby of Rudder Tower will distribute pocket-sized Constitutions both at the Center and in Rudder Plaza.
- 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Aggie Agora Hackathon "Amending the Constitution" LAAH 453 - all are welcome, advance registration is required. Refreshments will be provided. Prizes will be awarded for the best proposals. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aggie-agora-hackathon-amending-the-constitution-tickets-26934145755.
- 3:00 p.m. - Bells Across America - Texas A&M University's Albritton Tower Carillon will play patriotic music as part of the nationwide initiative "Bells Across America."
Friday, September 23
- 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Aggie Agora First Friday Lecture Series hosts "Lessons From Ferguson: Why I Refuse to Send People to Jail" Rudder Tower 401 - presented by Edward Spillane, presiding municipal court judge, College Station. Event registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friday-lecture-series-edward-spillane-iii-tickets-25699498893.