Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute sponsored a voter registration drive while students from the Pre-Law Club dressed in colonial attire distributed pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution and asked Constitution trivia on Friday, Sept. 16.
WCU student Brandy Howington (center) distributes copies of the U.S. Constitution in honor of Constitution Day.
WCU graduate students, from left, Josh Purdy, Sam Riddle and Casey Baker man a voter registration table and distribute copies of the U.S. Constitution.
Niall Michelsen, associate professor of political science and public affairs and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, joins students in colonial dress, from left, Mitch Rosewall, Brandy Howington, Seth Crockett and Lauren DeReese at a Constitution Day event.
The events were part of Constitution Day celebration that also featured a panel discussion and essay contest centered on the question, “Is there or should there be a constitutional right to a minimum level of subsistence?” The topic was selected to tie in with the yearlong WCU Poverty Project.