Quincy University’s Political Science and Criminal Justice departments are sponsoring a Town Hall Forum in celebration of Constitution Day. This event is open to the public.  The forum will take place on Friday, September 17, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., on Friars Field. Constitution Day is a national celebration commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S Constitution on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who have become citizens.

This year’s forum will discuss a hypothetical proposal of a federal mandate vaccination against COVID-19.  Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come and share their opinions on this topic.

“Our annual Constitution Day Town Hall is vitally important because it introduces students to the joys and challenges of civic life. This year’s forum will expose students to diverse viewpoints on a topic many are passionate about – COVID-19 vaccine mandates,” said Neil Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of political science.  “Whereas it is easy with modern media to avoid having to listen to arguments that oppose that of our own, the town hall format requires students to hear one another out and to persuade their community with thoughtful arguments. This demands both critical thought and sympathy, which will help strengthen our intellectual community here at QU.”

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.