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Constitution Week Activities To Be Observed at Muskingum University

Muskingum University will be commemorating Constitution Day on Monday, September 19 with a variety of activities at the Roberta A. Smith University Library. The public is invited to “help us celebrate our constitutional rights with snacks and activities,” said Connie Burke, library acquisitions assistant.

Visitors can play “Constitution Trivia” in the Library’s reference and Research Center throughout the day. “Constitutional coffee” is available from 8 to 11 a.m. and “patriotic punch” will be served, along with “liberty lollipops” in the afternoon. The first ten visitors can pick up pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution.

The Library is the Federal Depository Library for Ohio's Sixth Congressional District and receives numerous print and electronic government publications from the United States federal government and the state of Ohio. The Library also houses the University’s archives and special collections, Burke explained.

Marty KurtzMarty Kurtz, program director for Muskingum’s radio station WMCO 90.7, is featuring a number of public service announcements about the U.S. Constitution throughout the week. Listeners can stream WMCO 90.7 FM at or by downloading the official WMCO Radio mobile application from the Google Play Store or iTunes. Search for “WMCO.” The station is also available through TuneIn’s website or mobile application by searching “WMCO.”

On Friday night, Muskingum’s Programming Board hosted “Red, White, and Bingo,” a constitution-themed bingo event for students.

Constitution Week is an American observance to commemorate the adoption of the United States Constitution. The observance runs annually from September 17 to September 23. It was officially enacted on August 2, 1956 and the inception of Constitution Week was declared in September 2002. The purpose of the observance week is to promote study and education about the constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.