College Offers Constitution Lecture Series in Conjunction with DAR
Published on: September 14, 2012
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL), in collaboration with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Margaret Montgomery Chapter, is kicking off a Constitution Lecture Series on Thursday, September 20, from 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m., in the college’s Health Science Center (Building B), Room 102.
The public is invited, and there is no cost to attend this event.
This lecture, entitled “Constitution Month – An Overview of the Making of the Constitution,” will be presented by Mike Durham, an adjunct professor of government at LSC-Montgomery and an ALL instructor. Durham will explore ideas and concepts from around the world that were integrated to create the U.S. Constitution.
“Learning about Constitutional amendments will help people of all ages have a better understanding of the purpose and process of the electoral college, including how we elect our nation’s president,” said Donna Smith Burns, program coordinator for ALL at LSC-Montgomery. “The purpose of ALL lectures is to educate the public and to help them make better decisions in their own life.”
The Constitution Lecture Series will help attendees understand the relevance of the Constitution today, as well as the economic impact it has on America. Lectures will continue to be held throughout the fall and focus on the Articles of the Constitution, as well as Constitutional Amendments.
“September is the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution,” said Phyliis Stehm, a DAR regent and ALL geology instructor. “Our DAR chapter is pleased to be a part of the educational process to remind Americans of our roots.”
ALL is a membership organization for the age 50-plus retired or semi-retired community that provides lectures, seminars, and discussions. It is geared for the older adult interested in remaining “plugged in” to the academic, learning environment. The classes are relaxed, informational and cover a variety of topics such as art, computer technology, personal growth, languages, history, travel, and more.
Each of the six colleges in the Lone Star College System offer continuing education for older, active adults through the ALL organization. Course offerings and programs vary with each campus.
For more information about the Constitution Lecture Series or ALL, contact LSC-Montgomery’s continuing education department at 936.273.7446; or visit www.LoneStar.edu/ALL-Montgomery.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.