UK Happenings

UK Celebrates Constitution Day With Campus Events

Image of U.S. Constitution in front of American flag
Photo credit: alancrosthwaite, iStock / Getty Images Plus.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2021) — The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law and College of Communication and Information is recognizing Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17, with a series of events and activities throughout the week.

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, law students put their constitutional knowledge to the test with Constitutional Bingo from noon-1 p.m. in the G. Chad Perry III Grand Courtroom. Participants received a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution. Prize packages were awarded at the conclusion of each of the five rounds of play.

In addition, the law school will host a public reading of the entirety of the Constitution beginning noon Friday, Sept. 17, in the Stites & Harbison PLLC Commons located on the second floor near Common Grounds @ Law café. UK Rosenberg Law faculty and staff will take turns reading.

Finally, the law library has a special book display in recognition of Constitution Day.

The UK College of Communication and Information will host “Remembering David Hawpe: A Symposium at the University of Kentucky” Friday, Sept. 17. The symposium, sponsored by the School of Journalism and Media, is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. at Worsham Cinema in the Bill Gatton Student Center. The symposium will be livestreamed and can be viewed at this link

The event honors journalist, UK alumnus and former UK Board of Trustees member Hawpe, known for his passionate defense of the First Amendment. The event is free and open to the public.

More information about the event can be found here.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.