Constitution Day celebration is Monday at Northern State University

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 17.

Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Across the Northern campus, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear patriotic clothing or decorate their workspaces with a patriotic theme.

All day, people can enjoy the hundreds of flags flown around town, courtesy of the Exchange Club. On campus, there will be a display in the NSU Beulah Williams Library, flags and decorated offices – and even Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty walking around.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the NSU Student Center, the League of Women Voters will register people to vote and the Dacotah Prairie Museum will have a display.

Over lunch, the Wolves Den will offer patriotically themed food. Then at 4:30 p.m., the American Legion and Exchange Club will retire American flags in the Barnett Center parking lot.

Constitution-themed Wednesday Forum

The festivities will extend into Wednesday, when the NSU Noon Forum will take place. Drs. Jon Schaff, Brian Bengs and Ken Blanchard will deliver “My Constitution Can Beat Up Your Constitution” in the NSU Library Round Room.

All of the campus events are free and open to the public. Visit NSU’s Constitution Day Web page to find information such as Constitution Fun Facts and an interactive quiz.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions