Owens hosts Constitution Day Educational Programs, Sept. 17-18
The public is invited to receive insight into the founding of the United States and the principles behind the country’s governmental systems as Owens Community College celebrates Constitution Day by serving as host to several educational programs, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 17-18, 2011.
The two-day event will take place in the College’s Audio/Visual Classroom Center Rooms 125-128 on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The educational programs are open to the public and cost $25 per day.
The first day of activities on Sept. 17, which is being presented by the National Center for Constitutional Studies and Owens, is titled “Making of America” and will occur from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. National Center for Constitutional Studies President Dr. Earl Taylor will serve as the keynote presenter for both morning and afternoon sessions. Taylor’s morning session is titled “Developing America’s Great Success Formula” and will focus on the creation of the first free nation in modern times, while the afternoon session’s presentation is titled “The Perfect Plan of Liberty” and will provide a look into the political and economic principles from preamble through the amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
Constitution Day community events will continue on Sept. 18 from 12:30-6 p.m. The second day of educational programming is being presented by the Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition and Owens and titled “The Constitution: Timeless Principles for a Nation”. Activities will commence with a lunch and learn roundtable discussion on the principles of the Constitutional Republic.
Speakers participating in the discussion are Lee Strang, Charlie Earl, Gary Rathbun and Maurice Thompson, among others. Three breakout sessions will follow the lunch and learn roundtable discussion and feature such topics as the history of taxation, state sovereignty, religion and morality, enumerated powers and the 10th Amendment. The day will conclude with “The Famous Constitutional Quote Game.”
Established in 2004, Constitution Day celebrates the significant moment in U.S. history when 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document that defined and separated powers of the federal government on Sept. 17, 1787.
For more information, or to register for either event, call (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357.
Owens Community College hosts Community Volunteer Action Fair, Sept. 20
The public is invited to learn about and explore the many available opportunities to give back to their local communities throughout Northwest Ohio as Owens Community College serves as host to a Community Volunteer Action Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011.
The Community Volunteer Action Fair will take place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Throughout the event, individuals can meet with local community outreach representatives and ask them questions about volunteer opportunities available through their organizations.
Area organizations in attendance will include: the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo, YWCA of Greater Toledo, Nature’s Nursery, Camp Courageous, Polly Fox Academy, Victory Center Kitchen for the Poor, Toledo GROWs, Wood County Park District, Mobile Meals of Toledo, Cherry Street Mission Ministries, the Anne Grady Center, among others.
For more information about the Community Volunteer Action Fair, call (567) 661-2275 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2275.