You are invited to a reading of the U.S. Constitution that will be recorded and played on campus and online on Constitution Day, September 17th. The reading is being pre-recorded so members of the Regent community who are not physically on campus can participate. September 17th is the day that was designated by Congress to observe the date in 1787 that the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. This project, and the hundreds like it across the country, is our way of expressing respect for the importance of the nation’s founding charter and its relevance today.
Please play a part in the reading of the U.S. Constitution by the Regent University community. We have made it easy for you to take part.
If you are on campus, come by the University Library between noon and 6:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday, August 27 and 28. All students, staff and faculty are welcome and encouraged to participate. You will be asked to read a short section of the Constitution after supplying your name and school or department. Because we are expecting over 100 different readers, please be flexible with the section you are asked to read. We may not be able to accommodate people requesting their favorite section.
If you are not on campus, please submit a video of you reading one of the Amendments numbered 17-27. Please state “Amendment #____” before you begin reading. Submit your video clip to Mark Zillges at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Mark if you have any questions about video submissions.
Also, please mark your calendars for the Constitution Day luncheon on September 17th at noon in the Library. More information on this event coming soon!