New SPJ Student Chapter to Celebrate Constitution Day

Staff Report

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Students at Augusta University will celebrate Constitution Day 2017 on Monday, Sept. 17.

Members of the brand new AU Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Chapters will hand out copies of the Constitution, read the Preamble and the Bill of Rights, and give out colored chalk. Students will be encouraged to express themselves with the chalk on the campus sidewalks.

SPJ will gather at Teardrop on the Summerville campus at noon for these Constitution Day Activities.

The sponsors include the Department of Communication at Augusta University and the AU Student Chapter of SPJ.

Monday’s event is open to the public. It is free.

President of the AU Chapter is Zhenya Townley; Vice President is Hannah Ryan; and the secretary is Madison Brown. The adviser is Dr. David W. Bulla, associate professor in the Department of Communication.

“The U.S. Constitution serves as a profound reminder that free speech is protected and should be used at times like today,” says Townley. “There is an incredible feeling when reading aloud such an important part of American history.”

Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. SPJ is headquartered in Indianapolis and was founded in 1909.

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