Western Plans Constitution Day Event
Contact: Kent Heier
Title: Assistant PR/Marketing Director
WESTERN PLANS CONSTITUTION DAY EVENT
St. Joseph, Mo. - Sept. 13, 2010 - Missouri Western State University will celebrate Constitution Day with a discussion about the federal judiciary, featuring U.S. District Court Judge Gary A. Fenner, at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 in the Kemper Recital Hall, Leah Spratt Hall room 101.
Fenner will speak about the current status of the federal judiciary, with a special emphasis on his role as a federal judge. Following his presentation, Daniel Radke, adjunct instructor of political science at Western, will discuss the pros and cons of judicial review. Audience questions will follow the presentations.
Fenner was born and raised in St. Joseph, graduating from Christian Brothers High School in 1965. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1973, and then worked for the St. Joseph city attorney's office until 1977, when he entered private practice. In 1979, he became a circuit judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit. Fenner served as a state appeals court judge from 1988 to 1996, and has served as a judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri since 1996.
Constitution Day is a federal holiday commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
For more information, contact Radke at 816-364-3743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.