U.S. Constitution Exhibit
To celebrate this years annual Constitution Day (Friday, September 16th) set forth by the United States Government, the University Libraries has set up a display of poster-sized replicas of the four pages of the U.S. Constitution. Additionally, the display contains a print of the famous painting by Louis S. Glanzman, depicting the Constitutional Convention signing the U.S. Constitution at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The display is on the 4th floor of the Malpass Library in the Government and Legal Information Area through the end of September.
Additionally, library staff have put together a study guide that contains a bibliography of Constitution-related resources (both print and online). Many of the books listed in the bibliography are temporarily shelved near the Constitution display on the 4th floor.
Also, in celebration of U.S. Constitution Day, the following Western Illinois faculty will provide commentary on Westerns website (www.wiu.edu) on various constitutional related issues:
- Monday. Sept 12-Friday, Sept. 16: Virginia Jelatis, associate professor of history - Ratifying of the U.S. Constitution; and Phyllis Rippey, associate professor, political science - The Constitution As a Foundation for American Government.
- Monday, Sept. 12: Keith Boeckelman, associate professor, political science, Kelo v. City of New London (May the government seize land for public purposes when it is turned over to private developers?).
- Tuesday, Sept. 13: Barry Anderson, associate professor, law enforcement and justice administration, Roper v. Simmons (May juvenile offenders be subject to the death penalty?).
- Wednesday, Sept. 14: Charles Malone, chair and associate professor, University Libraries - Metro-Goldwin-Mayer Studios Inc. et al. v. Grokster, Ltd., et al. (Are software companies responsible for illegal downloading of music files by users of the software?).
- Thursday, Sept. 15: Phyllis Rippey, associate professor, political science, McCreary County, Kentucky et al. v. ACLU of Kentucky, et al. and Van Orden v. Perry (Are displays of the Ten Commandments in public areas permissible?).
- Friday, Sept. 16: Martin Dupuis, associate professor, political science, Johnson v. California (What counts as racial discrimination in jury selection?).
And then on Friday, September 16, Dean of Libraries, James Huesmann, will be available to answer library-related questions following the National Public Radio debate on "Free Speech in the Digital Age" that will be broadcast in Morgan Hall 109 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.