Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Constitution Day Events Planned At Tennessee Tech

Final plans are being put together for annual celebration of Constitution Day at Tennessee Tech. The day’s activities on September 14th include a nonpartisan gubernatorial debate and a discussion of the role of political satire in democracies. The Nolan Fowler and Elaine Fowler Palencia Constitution Day Celebration, now in its sixth year, commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Danna Young, an assistant professor of communication at the University of Delaware, is scheduled to give a talk on understanding the role of political satire. Young specializes in the study of media, politics and public opinion. She’ll discuss the impact of popular programs like “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and political satire websites like Funny or Die. The free event is set for 5 p.m. in Derryberry Auditorium and is open to the public. All educational institutions receiving federal funds are required each year in September to host a celebration commemorating the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution.