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Constitution Week Events at UW-RF

SEPT. 9. 2005-- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has set up several events in to celebrate Constitution Week, Sept. 19-23. Created by President George W. Bush, the week is intended to encourage organizations to celebrate the U.S. Constitution and the nation it represents.

A panel discussion, "Constitutional Issues Post 9-11" is on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in 137-138 Rodli. The speakers include Edwin J. Butterfoss, a professor at Hamline Law School, who will address "Can Constitutional Rights Survive Under a Veil of Secrecy?"; Valerie Malchacher, director of the UW-RF Chalmer Davee Library, will present "Libraries, Secrecy and the USA Patriot Act"; and Ogden Rogers, professor and chair of the UW-RF social work department, will present "Detention, Immigration, Due Process and Human Rights."

There will also be a screening of the film "A More Perfect Union" on Campus Cable Channel 23 from Sept. 19 - 25 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. The two-hour film re-enacts events and debates that took place during the summer of 1787 at the Constitutional Convention.

Also, a display highlighting the U.S. Constitution is set up in the entry case in the Chalmer Davee Library throughout September. Information tables will also be set up at lunch in the Student Center and dinner in Rodli, where students can pick up pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution. Limited copies will also be available to faculty and staff during the opening events.

For more information on Constitution Week, visit the UW-RF American Democracy Project Web site at or contact Tracey Gladstone-Sovell at or call 715/425-3318.



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