Celebration of the Constitution Week 2006

Constitution Week Celebration of the Constitution Week 2006 In compliance with language inserted by Senator Robert C. Byrd into a 2005 federal spending bill requiring educational institutions that receive federal funds to hold programs about the United States Constitution on or near the September 17th anniversary of the document’s signing, Marshall University held its second annual “Celebration of the Constitution Week.” The program, running from September 18 to September 21, 2006 included a number of activities held on campus for the edification and entertainment of both the university population and the local community.

Events for the Celebration of the Constitution Week 2006

  • Overview video of Constitution Week
  • Monday, Sept. 18 – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of West Virginia Robin Davis spoke with students on “Women and the Law.” (view video highlight)
  • Monday, Sept. 18 -Thursday, Sept. 21 – Marshall’s inaugural quoits tournament, featuring the game played by John Marshall, on the west end of Buskirk Field. Open to teams of faculty, staff, and students, with a trophy and prizes for the winners. (If you can play horseshoes, you can play quoits.) (view video highlight)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19 – The West Virginia Supreme Court held session on campus at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.
  • Thursday, Sept. 21 – The John Marshall birthday cake was cut by President Kopp on the Memorial Student Center Plaza at 11 a.m., followed by the president’s invitational quoits challenge with members of the news media at 11:30 a.m.