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Sept. 12-16: Constitution Day Observed on 'Democracy Plaza'

Event will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily on west side of Armstrong Hall.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-7-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato will hold its annual Sept. 17 Constitution Day observance from Monday to Friday, Sept. 12-16 by setting up “Democracy Plaza” in the campus mall area nearest the west side of Armstrong Hall.

“Democracy Plaza” will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and is free to the public. In the event of rain or other inclement weather, the “plaza” will be moved inside Centennial Student Union.

The Democracy Plaza at Minnesota State Mankato provides the campus community with “an opportunity to express, speak, and hear diverging thoughts surrounding social, political, economic, and religious issues relevant to the campus, city, state, country, and world.”

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is traditionally observed on Sept. 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.

More on Constitution Day events at Minnesota State Mankato is available online.

Those who have questions about Constitution Day events may contact Ginger Zierdt, assistant vice president for undergraduate education, by email at or by phone at 507-389-1333.

To get more information about events held on the Minnesota State Mankato campus, visit the University Events Calendar.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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