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Georgia Southern University Celebrates Constitution Day


Georgia Southern University will hold a Constitution Day Celebration from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 17 in room 2227 of the Carroll Building.

The celebration will have presentations from Mayor Jan Moore, Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed, and local attorneys on the topic of the role of the courts in a free society. The award winners from the Constitution Day Poster Competition held the day before will also be announced during the celebration.

The presentations will begin with a video entitled “Fair and Free” with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Assistant District Attorney Daphne Totten from the Ogeechee Circuit District Attorney’s Office will follow with a presentation on the role of the prosecution in court proceedings.

Attorney Matthew K. Hube from the Hube Law Firm will present on the role of the defense, while Peed will discuss the role of the judge in court proceeds. Moore will wrap up the presentation session by speaking on the role of the citizens in judicial matters.

The Constitution Day Celebration is sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Henderson Library, the Department of Political Science and International Studies, the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, the Department of History, and the Office of Pre-Law Advising.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations, and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates, and one doctoral degree.

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Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125-degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.


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