Northern State University to celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17

Constitution Day 2021 graphic - Sept. 17, 2021

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17.

Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Around Aberdeen all day, hundreds of U.S. flags will be displayed, courtesy of the Exchange Club. Across the Northern campus, students, faculty and staff will wear patriotic clothing, with workspaces decorated with a patriotic theme.

Also on campus, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Avera Student Center, there will be military recruiting, voter registration, free copies of the Bill of Rights handed out, and other activities. The NSU Wolves Den will also have special food.

This year, Constitution Day is affiliated with Northern’s new Center for Public History and Civic Engagement. Located within NSU Williams Library, the Center encourages public interaction with history and history education while promoting greater civic knowledge of an active citizenry through programming, research and archival preservation.

Constitution Day events on campus are free and open to the public. Visit NSU’s Constitution Day webpage to find information such as Constitution Fun Facts and an interactive quiz.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.