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Motlow State to host Constitution Day forum Sept. 15

LYNCHBURG, TN (Sept. 8, 2016) — A panel of Motlow State Community College professors will celebrate Constitution Day by leading the discussion, "Elections and the Constitution" on Thursday, Sept. 15. The forum will take place inside the Marcum Technology Center, Room 105, on the Moore County campus from 10:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Dr. David Bowlby, associate professor of history and political science at Motlow, will present "The Historical Role of Religion in the Electoral Process." Dr. Lucy Craig, associate professor of criminal justice at Motlow, will present "How to Undermine Democracy: The Electoral College," and Dr. Scott Cook, vice president for quality assurance and performance funding and professor of history, will discuss "The Historical Impetus and Modern Sensibilities of the Electoral College."

"This is the college's 11th annual Constitution Day panel," said Dr. Cook. "The purpose of the event is to encourage discussion and free exchange of ideas about a constitutional issue that is relevant and that will promote critical thought. Our topics this year are particularly apropos due to the upcoming elections in November."