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    University to Celebrate Constitution Day

    As part of its Constitution Day programming, the University will display the American flag on its Class of 2020 Gateway the evening of Sept. 17.
    September 15, 2020

    The University of Scranton will celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a Class of 2020 Gateway lighting, a WUSR radio reading of constitution and a virtual political dialog event.

    At noon, the University’s student radio station, WUSR will broadcast a reading of the U.S. Constitution. Members of the University’s speech team, the University’s provost, volunteer staff and faculty will participate in the reading, as will members of the University’s 2020 Vision Committee, which was formed to promote the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. Readers include: University students Juliet Baldassarri, Baldwin, New York; Colleen Boyle, Bryn Mawr; Abigail Buck, Washingtonville, New York; Caitlin Connallon, Cranston, Rhode Island; Samantha Gurn, Brackney; Kyra Krzywicki, Kingston; Nadia Offendel, Springfield Gardens, New York; and Shelby Traver, Sweet Valley; Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Jean Wahl Harris, Ph.D., professor of history; Maria Marianucci, director, Cross Cultural Centers; Rebecca Mikesell, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication and media; Kim Pavlick, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication and media; Susan Poulson, Ph.D., professor of history; Jose Sanchez, assistant director, Cross Cultural Centers; and Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D., professor of operations and information management.

    The University will host a non-partisan Student Political Dialogue on Constitution Day, Sept. 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM. The discussion is titled “the 2020 Elections: Values that Inform Your Vote.” University students of different perspectives and backgrounds are invited to engage and encounter each other's experiences and views - not debate or persuade - through structured dialogue to build understanding. Students must register in advance to attend.

    The virtual event is part of the University’s Bursting our Political Bubbles Initiative which draws on reflective, structured dialogue methods and Ignatian spirituality.

    Also, as part of its Constitution Day programming, the University will display the American flag on its Class of 2020 Gateway the evening of Sept. 17.

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