BU to hold civic engagement expo




For immediate release: Sept. 17, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — A civic engagement expo consisting of Constitution Day and a community care fair will be held at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Thursday, Sept. 17, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Most events will be held in Kehr Union, multipurpose rooms A and B.

Constitution Day's first panel, "Censorship in a Democratic Society," will be offered in McCormick Center, room 2303, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

The following panels and debates will be presented in Kehr Union, Multipurpose A:

  • Panel: "Campaign Donations as a Form of Free Speech," 10 a.m.
  • Welcome and keynote comments: Ira Blake, BU’s interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, 11 a.m.
  • Panel: "Free Speech, Hate Speech and the Media," 11:10 a.m.
  • Presentation by College Republicans, 12:55 p.m.
  • Presentation by University Democrats, 1:55 p.m.
  • Debate: University Democrats vs. College Republicans, 2:55 p.m.

The Community Care Fair is a chance for students to talk with representatives from local organizations that offer opportunities for community service projects, internships and work study. All fair activities will be located in Kehr Union, multipurpose room B, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Local organizations scheduled to participate include the Women’s Center Inc.; Salvation Army Thrift Store, Bloomsburg; United Way of Berwick; and the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.