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9/13/2005 Linfield to celebrate Constitution Day

McMINNVILLE – "Patriotism and Dissent: A Conversation" will be the topic of a program celebrating Constitution Day Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College.

David Gutterman, assistant professor of political science, and Brad Thompson, assistant professor of mass communications, will lead the program, which will have the First Amendment and free speech issues as its central focus. The event is part of a national celebration of the Constitution mandated by Congress.

Constitution Day is officially set for Sept. 17, when the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting. Only one item of business occupied the agenda that day: to sign the Constitution of the United States of America. Congress has mandated that all education institutions receiving federal funds celebrate the Constitution as a living document that continues to affect and shape the lives of all Americans.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, email Gutterman at