PNC to Host Constitution Day Activities on Sept. 17

The ConstitutionPurdue  University North Central will observe Constitution Day on
Tuesday, Sept. 17 with  activities offered on campus. The events are
free and open to the public.

The day’s schedule  is:

Noon to 1 p.m. – PNC  Library-Student-Faculty
Building, Room 144 – Dr. Clayton Jewett, visiting  assistant professor
of History at Texas Lutheran University, will present, “Lincoln’s
Emancipation Proclamation: Questions concerning its Constitutionality
and Significance.”  A complimentary buffet lunch will be served.

This year marks the Sesquicentennial anniversary of Abraham
Lincoln’s  Emancipation Proclamation.  In his  Constitution Day address,
Jewett will discuss the constitutionality of that  proclamation and its
significance then and now, raising further questions about  the role of
the president and presidential proclamations in American society.

Jewett earned his Ph.D. from the  Catholic
University of America, specializing in Southern Civil War legislative
politics and society.  He has presented  papers at numerous historical
conferences including the Texas Historical  Association and the Southern
Historical Association.  He is the author and co-author of a number of
articles and four books, including his  most recent, “The Battlefield
and Beyond: Essays on the American Civil War”  published by LSU Press.
Jewett currently  teaches American history at Texas Lutheran University.

11 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. –  PNC
Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144 – PNC Education students will
present several lessons related to the Constitution and the three
branches of  US Government: Judicial, Executive and Legislative. The
learning activities, developed  as part of a Social Studies Methods
course, will focus on the roles, powers,  responsibilities,
requirements, and term of services of the three branches of  government.

Further information  about PNC Constitution Day
activities can be obtained by Dr. Jonathan Swarts,  associate professor
of Political Science, at 219-785-5252 or by visiting  Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Swarts.