LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - To celebrate Constitution Day this Wednesday, September 17, the History, Political Science, Economics, and Geography Department at Lock Haven University will present "A Conversation on the Constitution: Judicial Independence" in Raub Hall room 206 at 7:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The highlight of the program is a 32-minute video produced by the Annenberg Foundation in 2006 featuring Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony M. Kennedy, and Stephen G. Breyer. They discuss with a group of high school students the role of the courts under the Constitution.
Dr. Stan Berard of the LHU political science program will provide an introduction to the issues raised in the video presentation. The program will conclude with Berard and Dr. Tom Farley, also an LHU professor of political science, taking questions and guiding discussion from the audience.
More information is available on LHU's Constitution Day web page: http://www.lhup.edu/lfarley/conday.htm.