Lane Observes Constitution Day

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Lane Observes Constitution Day

Sep 15, 2020


Colleagues and Students:

Good morning.

On Thursday, September 17, Lane College, and all institutions of higher learning that receive federal funding, will observe Constitution Day.

Constitution Day (also referred to as Citizenship Day) is a United States federal observance that commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution and honors those who have become U.S. citizens by coming of age or naturalization.

It is observed annually on September 17.

The delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the final version of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The law establishing the present holiday was enacted in 2004. On this day, all federal agencies and publicly funded educational establishments are required to provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution.

To that end, I invite you to join Lane College on Constitution Day at the 2020 Election Comes to Campus: Student Citizenship and Civic Engagement Conference as we hear from student leaders and other experts about the Constitution and their efforts to foster a thriving democracy from our nation’s college and university campuses. The online conference will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CT.

You must pre-register to attend this conference. Please do so by clicking on the following link:

Thank you very much.

Richard Donnell
Sr. Advisor to the President