News Release

Constitution Day lecture by Rob Bartels at Evangel University

September 13, 2017 | Mallory Johnson


Dr. Robert Bartels, associate professor of government, will host Constitution Day observances during his government class on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held in room 105 of Zimmerman Hall, which faces Glenstone Ave.

“Our Constitution Day presentation will feature my lecture about James Otis, Jr., an early patriot in colonial Massachusetts,” said Bartels.

The lecture will cover Otis’s impact on the founders, with an emphasis on John Adams, as they pursued freedom from Great Britain.

“We will talk about how Adams’ ideas set in motion the actions that would lead to the creation of America’s government,” Bartels added.

Zimmerman parking

The lecture will be in Zimmerman Hall — this photo shows where to park and enter the hall. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Constitution Day History

Constitution Day recognizes of the formation and signing of the constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, as well as American citizenship.

The commemoration began in 1940, but was not recognized on Sept. 17 until 1952, according to the Library of Congress.

In 2004, requirements were added so that any federally funded educational institution must hold an informative program for students.

The Government Program at Evangel is designed to be relevant to current societal needs. A student who pursues a Government degree can concentrate studies in PreLaw, Public Administration, International Studies, and NonGovernmental Organizations.

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PHOTOS BY: Paul K. Logsdon


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