UNO Civic Participation Project

Constitution Week 2007

The University of Nebraska at Omaha's observation of Constitution Day included three Civic Participation Project events the week of September 17, 2007. These included a reader's theatre discussion of the Constitution by the Forensics Team and Argumentation and Debate students; "Balancing the Protection of Public Safety and the Preservation of Civil Liberties in a Time of Terror," a presentation at the Durham Western Heritage Museum by Drs. Steve Bullock, Carson Holloway, and Olga Lagotska; and "We The People: New Generation Expressions," an art presentation by students and faculty from Western Hills University Partnership Magnet Center.

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Service-Learning Academy graduate assistant Arturo Miranda
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Faculty members also contributed to the discussion following the panel presentation
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Dr. Holloway discusses Constitutional issues
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The thought-provoking presentations led to an engaging discussion of civil liberties.
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Prior to their presentations, the group of students from Western Hills University Partnership Magnet enjoyed lunch at the Maverick Buffet.
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Chris Liewer of Recruitment Services discussed higher education with the visiting students.
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19th Amendment: Women's suffrage, by Brittney C.
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Amendment 1: Freedom of speech and religion, by Zachary Y.
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