McConnell Center celebrates Constitution Day with debate, cupcakes

(Sept. 15, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the University of Louisville's sponsor for U.S. Constitution Day, the McConnell Center invites the UofL and greater Louisville community to join us for a series of events designed to commemorate the 1787 signing of the pivotal document.
McConnell Center celebrates Constitution Day with debate, cupcakes

As part of the McConnell Center’s continuing mission to assist Kentucky citizens in developing a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution and American history, the McConnell Center is proud to sponsor UofL’s celebration of Constitution Day

Students will lead a “Cupcakes & Constitution” event 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 16, at UofL’s Student Activities Center across from Chick-Fil-A. The group, part of the McConnell Scholars’ Service Team, will also offer students the opportunity to register to vote, as well as share trivia and information about the 39 signers of the U.S. Constitution. 

“In a day and age where we must be aware of rights and liberties more than ever, Constitution Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate a document that shaped both our lives and our history,” said McConnell Scholar Service Chair Natasha Mundkur (’19). 

Part of the McConnell Center’s week-long series of Constitution Day events includes a debate between leading experts on John Adams and Alexander Hamilton. The free debate, entitled “Who Was the MVP of the American Founding?” is open to the public and scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., Sept. 16, in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium.

Posters about the signers of the U.S. Constitution will also be on display around Ekstrom Library Sept. 19 through Sept. 30.