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Constitution Day Events Planned At Collin College Campuses

Sept.1, 2011 – As college students throughout the nation prepare to celebrate the day when this country’s Founding Fathers established our basic rights, Collin College invites the community to participate in its Constitution Day 2011 events on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano; the Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco; and the Central Park Campus in McKinney.

All events are free and open to the public.

Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano

Faculty and students will celebrate Constitution Day beginning at 10 a.m. in the Spring Creek Campus Atrium. Students from Collin College’s Theatre department will read the U.S. Constitution, while student organizations explore the history of our Constitution and Bill of Rights in an interactive poster session presentation. Constitution Day game shows will also take place in the Atrium

Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco

From noon-1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall (room 148), Collin College faculty will debate with one another on the constitutional issue of “conceal and carry.”

Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney

Meanwhile, an entertaining Constitution Day trivia game show paring teams of Collin County elected officials will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Central Park Campus Conference Center. Elected officials scheduled to participate in the game show are: Stacey Kemp, county clerk; Matt Shaheen, precinct 1 commissioner; Joe Jaynes, precinct 3 commissioner; Keith Self, county judge; Paul Raleeh, justice of the peace for precinct 1; Brian Loughmiller, mayor of McKinney; Travis Ussery, McKinney city councilman; and Ken Paxton, Texas House representative.

Constitution Day is sponsored by The Department of Political Science, in partnership with Social and Behavioral Sciences, Student Government Association, Student Life and the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement.

For more information about Collin College’s Constitution Day activities, please visit the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement at csce@collin.edu, or call 972.881.5927.

Collin College serves more than 51,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.