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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 16, 2011

Northwest to celebrate Constitution Day

The Northwest Missouri State University Department of History, Humanities, Philosophy and Political Science will present a Constitution Day program at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom.

Daniel Smith, assistant professor of political science, and students from his constitutional law course will lead the program titled, "The U.S. Constitution and Healthcare Reform: A Look at the Legal Challenges to the Affordable Care Act."

The program will address constitutional issues involved in the healthcare law and how these issues differ from general political disputes. The students will also discuss the federal court's interpretation and what this debate says about the U.S. Constitution.

Constitution Day is observed annually Sept. 17, though events are taking place Sept. 19. The day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention Sept. 17, 1787.

For more information about Northwest's Constitution Day Program contact Daniel Smith at 660.562.1293 or by email at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468