Sept. 11, 2013
Media Contact: Lindsay Houts, Staff Writer, University Relations, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121, email@example.com
UCO OBSERVES CONSTITUTION WEEK WITH VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE AND GUEST SPEAKER CYNDI MUNSON
The University of Central Oklahoma’s American Democracy Project will recognize Constitution Week with a series of events Sept. 16-20.
A question and answer session with Oklahoma House of Representatives District 85 candidate Cyndi Munson will take place at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Pegasus Theater in the Liberal Arts Building.
Munson is the community programs manager for the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, a UCO alumna and former vice president of UCO Student Association. She will discuss her journey in community involvement and her decision to run for state office.
“The community may be interested in seeing what kind of young people are interested in and running for public office, and students will be interested to know how to translate skills learned in college into a productive work life,” said Janelle Grellner, Ph.D., co-director of UCO’s American Democracy Project.
Additional events during Constitution Week include a voter registration drive and “Not Voiceless” boards that will appear throughout campus. Students, faculty and staff are invited to use the boards to share what the Constitution and freedom of speech mean to them.
Established in 2003, the American Democracy Project involves 229 institutions in a special national initiative that focuses on higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.
Editor’s note: Download art for publication with this release at www.uco.edu/photo/CyndiMunson09.13.
Cutline: Oklahoma State House District 85 candidate and UCO alumna Cyndi Munson will speak on campus as a part of UCO’s Constitution Week activities at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in Pegasus Theater, Liberal Arts Building.