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Kent State University Libraries Celebrates Constitution Day

Posted Sep. 16, 2013
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Lorraine Baumgardner, attorney at law
and member of the Kent State University
Libraries Council, will address the First
Amendment during Kent State University
Libraries Constitution Day event on
Sept. 17.

Every year, Kent State University Libraries hosts an event that provides education on constitutional issues. This year’s Constitution Day event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the first-floor quiet study area at the University Library. Lorraine Baumgardner, attorney at law and member of the Kent State University Libraries Council, will address the First Amendment. There will be a Q-and-A session following her lecture.

“When deciding on whom to have speak at these events, we try to find someone with a Kent State connection who is interested in constitutional issues,” says Karen Hillman, director of marketing, communications and public relations for University Libraries. “We want to make this an educational and diverse event.”

Hillman estimated last year’s event brought in 40 to 50 people, and she is expecting a big turnout this year as well. The event will include exhibits and television presentations in addition to Baumgardner’s presentation. Refreshments will be provided, and the event is free and open to the public.

“Our goal is for the attendees to walk away with a better understanding of the First Amendment and an appreciation for our freedom of speech,” says Hillman.

For more information, contact Hillman at khillma1@kent.edu.