Personal Freedom is Focus of UC2 Constitution Day Program – 9/19/2011

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News release from IPFW:

Personal Freedom is Focus of UC2 Constitution Day Program

Constitution Day commemorates Sept. 17, 1787, the date 39 men signed the document that was to change history and form the United States of America. Today, Constitution Day is designed as a time for Americans to reflect on the Constitution and what it means today.

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW) College of Arts and Sciences’ UC2 program will celebrate Constitution Day Monday, Sept. 19, with a panel discussion titled “Personal Freedoms in a Post 9/11 World,” at 7 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101. Panelists are U.S. District Court Judge William Lee; Elliot Bartky, assistant professor of political science; and Jeff Malanson, assistant professor of history. Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics and assistant professor of political science, will moderate the panel discussion. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

This year, the Constitution Day program is part of IPFW’s Remember 9/11 events.

In honor of Constitution Day, all educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution.

UC2 is a community engagement program sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at IPFW and features a wide variety of related events each year, all centered on a specific theme. This year’s theme is “The Promise and Problems of Democracy.”

UC2 sponsors regular events featuring university and/or community speakers. The program regularly incorporates the latest digital
resources and social media to initiate, expand, and sustain community conversations.

To learn more about UC2 go to; become a fan at, follow UC2 on, or contact Carl
Drummond, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, at 260-481-5750 or

For more information on event, contact Downs at 260-481-6692 or


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