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Oshkosh’s own, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson will make his way to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to speak in September as part of the annual Constitution Day activities.

Constitution Day, recognized nationally on Sept. 17, commemorates the ratification of the Constitution in 1787 and encourages students to become informed citizens.

UW Oshkosh and the American Democracy Project will kick off the Constitution Day festivities on Friday, Sept. 16 with activities to enlighten students and the community on the importance the U.S. Constitution. Educational institutions that receive federal funding are mandated to recognize the day.

Events will take place on campus throughout the day Friday, Sept. 16. Constitution Day cupcakes and pocket copies of the Constitution will be distributed at Reeve Union from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Outside Reeve Union, Constitution Day Dunk Tank Trivia will give students and opportunity to dunk a professor or campus leader by correctly answering trivia questions from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Johnson will give a lecture in campus’ newest academic building, Sage Hall, on Monday, Sept. 26 from 7 until 8:15 p.m.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our students and the community to hear Senator Ron Johnson deliver his first major address devoted to the Constitution,” said David Siemers, political science professor. “At UW Oshkosh we stress that everyone has a responsibility to learn about and participate in our community. Senator Johnson’s appearance allows our students to hear from and interact with an important policy maker up close, and his speech should increase meaningful dialogue on campus about what the United States stands for.”

More information about constitution day can be found by visiting http://www.uwosh.edu/adp/constitution-day.

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