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Posted on September 9, 2016

Constitution Day 2016
1 p.m. and 2 p.m. (two panel presentations)
Sept. 16, 2016
**NEW LOCATION: Performance Center, inside the Natali Student Center**

Cal U seniors Claudia Pehowic and Kirra Lent, junior Ellen “Mari” Boyle and alumna Courtney Cochran ’12, ’13, share their election-year experiences Sept. 16 as Cal U celebrates Constitution Day.  

Panel discussions at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the Performance Center inside the Natali Student Center focus on the students' participation in the national presidential conventions and the CollegeDebate 16 initiative. Cochran will serve as the panels’ moderator. Please note the new location for this event.

About the panelists

  • Claudia Pehowic interned this summer with Talk Media News at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Kirra Lent traveled to Philadelphia, Pa., where she was a Fox News intern at the Democratic National Convention.
  • Mari Boyle is Pennsylvania’s student delegate to CollegeDebate16, a national, non-partisan initiative to engage young voters in the presidential election. She also is a contributor to Politics PA.
  • Courtney Cochran is the regional organizer for the Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan initiative that encourages America’s 20 million college students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves and cast their ballots.

About Constitution Day at Cal U

All schools that receive federal funds are mandated to observe Constitution Day, which 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 the Provost/Academic Affairs, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of History, Politics and Society.

Cal U’s Constitution Day program is free and open to the entire campus community, as well as the general public. Pay-by-meter parking is available for visitors in Lot 17, behind the Natali Student Center.