College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

2015 First Amendment Day Schedule of Events

Monday, April 20

Feast on the First
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
North side of the west Curtiss Lawn, Central    

Join the Greenlee School for a celebration of the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment. The feast will feature mini burritos from The Fighting 

Burrito and is open to all! ISU student organizations will be on site advocating their causes and ties to the five freedoms.

Keynote Speaker: Gene Policinski
The First Amendment in the 21st Century
7 p.m.
Curtiss Hall Auditorium

Buffeted by new technology, battered by thugs and theocrats,and both bolstered and bruised by court decisions upholding unpopular speech and protest – where stands this bulwark of our core freedoms? Gene Policinski is senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and a founding editor at USA Today.

Tuesday, April 21

Caucus Cup Debate
7 p.m.
South Ballroom, MU

The ISU College Democrats will debate the College Republicans on an issue of the day. First Amendment Day Celebration

This year's judges include Jean Goodwin, professor of English and Speech Communication, and Kelly Winfrey, leadership faculty with the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women & Politics and former assistant director of debate at Kansas State University. Elaine Godfrey, a senior in Journalism & Mass Communication, will moderate.

Times and locations subject to change. Information current as of April 9, 2015.