Anderson, Indiana

AU campus celebrates Constitution Day

Fri, 2009-09-11 07:43 -- univcomm
September 11, 2009

A special event celebrating the U.S. Constitution will be conducted at Anderson University on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of Reardon Auditorium. During this event, Richard M. Gamble, the Anna Margaret Ross Alexander Professor of History and Political Science and Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale College, will be speaking. The event is free and open to the public.

Constitution DayGamble formerly taught in the Honors Program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. His essays and reviews have appeared in The Journal of Southern History, Orbis, Humanitas, The Intercollegiate Review and The Independent Review.

Professor Gamble is the author of the highly-acclaimed The War for Righteousness: Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation (ISI Books, 2003). He is also editor of the new anthology, The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What It Means to Be an Educated Human Being.

Most Americans know that July 4th is our nation’s birthday. Far fewer Americans know that September 17th is the birthday of our government, the date in 1787 on which delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completed and signed the U.S. Constitution. The ideas on which America was founded–commitments to the rule of law, limited government and the ideals of liberty, equality and justice–are embodied in the Constitution, the oldest written constitution of any nation on Earth. Constitution Day is intended to celebrate not only the birthday of our government, but the ideas that make us Americans. The United States Congress designated September 17 as Constitution Day.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.