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 and School of Communication directors Paul Sather and Dr. Jeremy Lipschultz contributed to the first event, a discussion of the Constitution by the UNO Forensics Team and speech communication students.
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Pocket annotated copies of the United States Constitution were distributed at the events
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A UNO student reviewing her copy of the Constitution
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Forensics coach Abbie Syrek coordinated the first event
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Political Science student and Missouri Valley city councilwoman Victoria Lee reviewing our national government's foundational document
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Students discussed the issues of the Constitution over lunch
Civic Participation Project