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UK Celebrates Constitution Day With Campus Events

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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.

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