College to Recognize Constitution Day

 College to Recognize Constitution Day

09/15/2014 

SUNY Cortland will commemorate Constitution Day and the birth of U.S. democracy on Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a talk led by a constitutional law expert who also serves on the College’s faculty.

Timothy Delaune, an assistant professor of political science and SUNY Cortland’s pre-law advisor, offers “The Constituting Constitution, and How to Reconstitute It” at 4:30 p.m. in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. The event, which will look at the U.S. Constitution as a set of principles that define the nation, is free and open to the public.

Tim Delaune
Delaune

Delaune’s talk will address how the document is formally amended on its own terms, and it also will consider the constitutional convention amendment process as an avenue for democratic change — a method that has yet to be used.

Constitution Day recognizes the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, as well as the rights of all citizens, whether they are born in the U.S. or have earned citizenship through the naturalization process.

Delaune’s constitutional law expertise relates to legal traditions, political theory and international law. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Chicago Law School. He also studied at Tufts University and earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The Constitution Day talk is presented by the College’s Institute for Civic Engagement.

For more information, contact Cynthia Guy, the community innovation coordinator for the Institute for Civic Engagement, at 607-753-4271.


More News

Former Educator Pledges Major Gift

Former Educator Pledges Major Gift

A bequest from Thomas Shea ’58 will give $1 million to fund student leadership.


Student Earns Presidential Designation

Student Earns Presidential Designation

Stefania Buta '17 is only the third honoree for civic and scholarly activity.


Raquette Lake Camp Receives Solar Panels

Raquette Lake Camp Receives Solar Panels

A graduate's gift supports the new, energy-saving and educational improvement.


Hodges Named Distinguished Service Professor

Hodges Named Distinguished Service Professor

Expert in community health also recognized for her commitment to the College.


Seward Honored by SUNY Cortland

Seward Honored by SUNY Cortland

State Sen. James Seward received the College’s Presidential Champion of Excellence Award on May 13.


Student Awarded Fulbright Assistantship

Student Awarded Fulbright Assistantship

Gabriella Laruccia heads to Germany on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.


Twin Sisters Compare Brain Activity

Twin Sisters Compare Brain Activity

Seniors Alyssa and Alexis Cino learn about one another before Commencement.


Immigrant Overcomes Obstacles to Earn Degree

Immigrant Overcomes Obstacles to Earn Degree

Michelle Candelo was the first in her family to graduate from college.


Six Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

Six Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

The six employees will be honored May 13 during Commencement ceremonies.


Nontraditional Student Programs Recognized

Nontraditional Student Programs Recognized

A national award validates the way SUNY Cortland treats these undergraduates.


Explore

Visit

Contact