Constitution Week activities continue through Sept. 25


Constitution Week at Marshall, an annual observance to commemorate the adoption of the United States Constitution and the contributions of Chief Justice John Marshall for whom the university is named continues with several activities over the next week.

Dr. Alan Gould, director of the John Deaver Drinko Academy, which sponsors Constitution Week activities, said Constitution Week was started by U. S. Senator Robert C. Byrd in order to draw attention to the important document that our system of government is based upon.

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the President’s Invitational Quoits Media Challenge will take place at 11:30 a.m. WSAZ’s Tim Irr and Keith Morehouse will return to defend their championship. All quoits action takes place on the west end of Buskirk Field. Before the media quoits challenge begins, President Kopp will cut the John Marshall birthday cake on the Memorial Student Center plaza. In addition to cake, kettle corn and punch will be served.

Other events include:

  • Monday, Sept. 22 – 5:30 p.m., in the John Marshall Room in the Memorial Student Center – announcement of the winner of the Dan O’Hanlon Constitution Week and John Marshall Celebration Essay Competition;
  • Thursday, Sept. 25 – 12:30 p.m., in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre, Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center – The Robert C. Byrd Forum on Civic Responsibility, featuring Steve Williams, mayor of Huntington. He will speak on “Civic Responsibility and Obligations Citizens have to Local Government.”