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September 18, 2006


Students at the University of Maine at Fort Kent today celebrate Constitution Day with several educational and fun activities that underscore the significance of the document that governs our nation.

Students will be able to sign a parchment paper replica of the U.S. Constitution in the lobby of Cyr Hall from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Throughout the day, voter registration will take place in the lobby of Cyr Hall to encourage students and others to vote. 2006 is a gubernatorial election year in Maine.

A short film about the life of founding father and inventor, Benjamin Franklin, will be shown at 3 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.

On September 17, 1787, 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting to sign a document designed to clearly define and separate the powers of the central government, the powers of the states, the rights of the people and how the representatives of the people should be elected. The U.S. Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation.