Anderson University will host a special address in commemoration of U.S. Constitution Day by AU alum Darrell Miller on Monday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. in the lobby of Reardon Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Miller is an associate professor of law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and will present on the topic "Idolizing the Constitution." His scholarship, which touches on issues of civil rights, constitutional law, and civil procedure, has appeared in prestigious law reviews and in a recent Supreme Court opinion.
A 1994 graduate of Anderson University, Miller studied history and English at Oxford University as a British Marshall Scholar before earning his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the academy, Miller practiced complex commercial litigation in Columbus, Ohio, and clerked for a federal judge. In 2004, Miller was honored with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award by Anderson University.
Most Americans recognize July 4, 1776, as the date of the nation's birth. Far fewer know that Sept. 17, 1787, is the birth date of the government, when delegates to the Philadelphia Convention signed the U.S. Constitution. In commemoration, the United States Congress designated September 17 as Constitution Day. The ideals on which America was founded are embodied in the Constitution, the oldest written constitution of any nation on Earth.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the seventh 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.