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Posted on August 18, 2014

Constitution Day panels: “Ethics in Government”
10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sept. 17
Duda Hall, Room 303

California University will mark Constitution Day with two back-to-back sessions exploring ethics in government.

Dr. Ambrus Price, the newest member of Cal U’s Department of History and Political Science, will join two veteran Cal U faculty members for the presentations.

Special guest is Stephen V. Russell, an educator and historian of political, Hollywood and sports culture. Russell has been a consultant to ESPN SportCentury, Turner Classic Movies, Peter Jones Productions for the A&E television network, and Hofstra University’s nationally known presidential conferences.

Among other topics, Russell has presented workshops on ethics and citizenship and the art of presidential rhetoric.

A former teacher, principal and school superintendent, his degrees and certifications are from California University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University and West Virginia University.

Constitution Day speakers

The Constitution Day panel consists of:

  • Dr. Melanie Blumberg, of the Department of History and Political Science: “Forgiving Voters: Prudent, Tolerant or Oblivious?”
  • Dr. Ambrus Price, of the Department of History and Political Science: “The Crime of Being a Public Official”
  • Stephen V. Russell, “Presidential Rhetoric at Its Zenith and Nadir in Shaping Ethics in Government”
  • Dr. Emily Sweitzer, of the Department of Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy and Socio-Cultural Studies, “Ethics on Demand”

Moderator will be Dr. Gary DeLorenzo, of the Department of Math, Computer Science and Information Systems.

Attend the event

The free Constitution Day programs are open to the entire campus community, as well as the general public. Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.

About Constitution Day

An annual event mandated at all schools that receive federal funds, Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

This year’s Constitution Day program at Cal U is presented by the campus chapter of the American Democracy Project, the Office of Academic Affairs, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of History and Political Science at California University of Pennsylvania.