For Immediate Release: September 12, 2011
Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV – The seventh annual Glenville State College Constitution Day celebration has been scheduled for Thursday, September 15th from 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. The event will take place in the Heflin Administration Building Presidents Auditorium and is free to the public. The theme for this year’s program is ‘The Constitution and the Supreme Court.’
“Each year, Constitution Day grows and becomes more student-involved,” said GSC Associate Professor of History Dr. Art DeMatteo, coordinator of the event. The event is being sponsored by the GSC Social Science Department and the West Virginia Zeta Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu. A special dramatic presentation entitled ‘Drafting the U.S. Constitution, 1786’ will be performed by GSC Pi Gamma Mu members. The skit was written by Glenville native and resident Fran Schmetzer, a 1943 alumnus of Glenville State College.
Keynote speaker Dr. Mike Smith, GSC Professor of Political Science, will address the audience about the importance of the Constitution in a modern world. “I think it is particularly important this year, the tenth anniversary of 9-11, to remember the Constitution. It expresses our freedoms as Americans and it must be celebrated,” said Smith.
There is also an essay contest in conjunction with Constitution Day for GSC students. The winners will be announced at the event. Door prizes will be given away. For more information, contact DeMatteo at Arthur.DeMatteo@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6273.