|UWest Celebrates Constitution Day|
|Friday, September 17, 2010|
ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2010 – University of the West celebrated Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17, with a short video display set up in the Administration Building lobby while several posters of the U.S. Constitution were hung in various high traffic hallways.
Constitution Day, or Citizenship Day, falls on Sept. 17 and is meant to create awareness among students about the U.S. Constitution. Sept. 17 was the date the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1787.
The day was created by Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia under legislation mandating that universities receiving federal funds through Federal Student Aid programs should work to create awareness among students about the importance of America’s founding document.
“We honor the U.S. Constitution today in the spirit of Senator Robert Byrd,” said Heemanshu Bhagat, UWest’s Dean of Enrollment and Student Affairs.
The video display and posters will remain up until Sept. 24.