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News in a snap: Constitution Day, Congress to campus

Home rule forum for Constitution Day
What is home rule and what will it mean for Lancaster County?  Dr. Victor DeSantis, dean of graduate studies at Millersville University, will conduct a public forum on Sept 16, 2008 with the Lancaster County Government Study Commission. The discussion, titled,  “Home Rule: A Constitution for Lancaster County,” will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Memorial Center Multi-Purpose Room on campus. The first topic will be the issue of self-governance, followed by a presentation on local self-governance from the Lancaster County Government Study Commission. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.  This event, which is part of Constitution Day activities on campus, is free and open to the public.

Congress coming to campus
The Congress to Campus Program, founded in 1976 will be coming to Millersville for the first time. The program addresses several aspects of civic learning and engagement deficit among the country’s college-age young people – combining traditional educational content with a strong message about public service.  Throughout both days, the Honorable William Goodling (R) Pa., and the Honorable Carlos Antonio Romero-Barceló (D) Puerto Rico will be attending classes and meeting with students

MTV and Greek Life host Decision 2008
An open forum discussion will be held Friday, Sept. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the SMC MPR. Hosted by MTV, Rock the Vote, and several other organizations reaching out to college students about the upcoming presidential election, the event will encourage students to become informed and vote for their chosen candidate.

Pizza, policy and politics

On Monday, Sept. 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Lehr Ballroom of Gordinier Hall students will have the opportunity to meet with former members of Congress. There will be opportunities for students to meet with the congressmen, win prizes and enjoy a free pizza buffet.