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Mercyhurst slates Constitution Day events

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 1:15pm

Mercyhurst University will celebrate Constitution Day, which this year is observed on Monday, Sept. 18, with events at both its Erie and North East campuses.

The observance begins with Mercyhurst’s Evelyn Lincoln Institute for Ethics and Society hosting a roundtable discussion titled “Enemies of the People? Journalism and Ethics.” The event is set for Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in Mercy Heritage Room. Panelists include journalists Lisa Adams of WICU/WSEE, Scott Bremner of WJET/FOX 66 and Pat Howard of the Erie Times-News, along with Brian Sheridan of Mercyhurst’s Department of Communication and Dr. Thomas Donahue of the Department of Philosophy. The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, email Dr. Verna Ehret at

Also on Monday, Mercyhurst mascot Luke the Laker will be handing out 400 pocket constitutions across campus.

Then, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, Mercyhurst North East will screen Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in Alex Theatre at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Also, all day Sunday, Sept. 17, Mercyhurst Radio WMCE will intersperse its programming with “Little Known Facts About the Constitution.”

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. The occasion is celebrated annually in honor of all U.S. citizens and the blessings of freedom our founding fathers secured for us.