College Offers Constitution Lecture Series in Conjunction with DAR

Lone Star College Montgomery News

Published on: September 14, 2012 Lone Star College-Montgomerys Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL), in collaboration with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Margaret Montgomery Chapter, is kicking off a Constitution Lecture Series on Thursday, September 20, from 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m., in the colleges Health Science Center (Building B), Room 102. The public is invited, and there is no cost to attend this event.This lecture, entitled Constitution Month An Overview of the Making of the Constitution, will be presented by Mike Durham, an adjunct professor of government at LSC-Montgomery and an ALL instructor. Durham will explore ideas and concepts from around the world that were integrated to create the U.S. Constitution.  Learning about Constitutional amendments will help people of all ages have a better understanding of the purpose and process of the electoral college, including how we elect our nations president, said Donna Smith Burns, program coordinator for ALL at LSC-Montgomery. The purpose of ALL lectures is to educate the public and to help them make better decisions in their own life.The Constitution Lecture Series will help attendees understand the relevance of the Constitution today, as well as the economic impact it has on America. Lectures will continue to be held throughout the fall and focus on the Articles of the Constitution, as well as Constitutional Amendments. September is the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, said Phyliis Stehm, a DAR regent and ALL geology instructor. Our DAR chapter is pleased to be a part of the educational process to remind Americans of our roots.ALL is a membership organization for the age 50-plus retired or semi-retired community that provides lectures, seminars, and discussions. It is geared for the older adult interested in remaining plugged in to the academic, learning environment. The classes are relaxed, informational and cover a variety of topics such as art, computer technology, personal …

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