Political science department to host several Constitution Week events


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A voter at the poll during the early voting period in SKyPAC.

Jacob Latimer, News reporter

WKU’s Department of Political Science will be celebrating Constitution Week with events spanning over three days this week. 

Constitution Week is celebrated annually from Sept. 17-23 to recognize and remember the history behind the Constitution. 

The Constitution Week activities are sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Political Engagement Project, the Department of Political Science and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. 

The celebration will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. with National Voter Registration Day and the Rock the Vote Festival at the Guthrie Bell Tower and South Lawn. Students will be able to register to vote and learn about political candidates. 

The events continue on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with a discussion about Roe v. Wade facilitated by Jeff Budziak, associate professor of political science, at Cherry Hall, room 302. There will be pizza served. 

A group discussion will be held on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. called “How Should We Encourage and Safeguard Voting?” at the Student Success Center on the first floor of Gary Ransdell Hall. 

News reporter Jacob Latimer can be reached at jacob.latimer745@topper. wku.edu. Follow him on Twitter @jacoblatimer_.