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CLI 2023


Rev. Dr. Andrew Teal visits UVU campus


CLI Orientation Dinner - April 14, 2023






Dmitry Muratov Visits UVU


First Amendment Conference - Feb. 23, 2023


We the People


UVU Day on the Hill 2023


Mobile Training


Fall Conference 2022


Arthur Brooks


Africa Conference


Constitution Day 2022



The Center for Constitutional Studies held its Constitutional Literacy Institute June 26–30, 2023, on UVU campus. K–12 teachers from Utah and Texas, including one who is also a member of the Utah Legislature, received instruction which they can adapt for the classroom.






Rev. Dr. Andrew Teal, chaplain at Pembroke College, Oxford University, and longtime friend of the Center for Constitutional Studies, visited UVU campus with his family April 26, 2023, and toured the Roots of Knowledge exibit in the Fulton Library.






On April 14, 2023, CCS hosted a Constitutional Literacy Institute orientation dinner for elementary and K–12 teachers in Utah and other states in preparation for the CLI summer course to be held June 26–30 on UVU campus.






The Center for Constitutional Studies hosts a monthly lyceum for UVU student–employees of the Center and others to allow scholars and constitutional experts to present on or lead a discussion of a current topic that has constitutional implications for society.






UVU students who work as Wood Research Assistants in CCS traveled to Florida, Georgia, Illinois, and Wisconsin in March 2023. As part of the 50 in 10 project, they located and digitized documents from those respective state constitutional conventions.






Utah Valley University's Center for Constitutional Studies hosted Russian journalist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dmitry Muratov Feb. 24, 2023, in a question-answer forum with UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez.






CCS held its annual First Amendment Conference Feb. 23, 2023. Entitled “Tied in a Single Garment of Destiny": The Founders, Natural Rights, and Religious Liberty Today,” the conference was keynoted by Dr. Jacqueline Rivers, of the Seymour Institute.






Students from several junior-high and middle schools in Utah and Salt Lake Counties took part in the annual 'We the People' debate competition Feb. 10, 2023, hosted by the Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University.






The CCS team took part in UVU’s Day on the Hill Feb. 8, 2023. Faculty, staff, and students observed sessions, met members of the Utah Legislature’s house and Senate, and staffed an information booth. CCS was also formally recognized in the House and Senate chambers.





The CTLI team provided mobile training for K–12 teachers  in Springville (November 2022), Manti (December 2022), and Blanding (January 2022), following the mandate from HB 327 (2021) to “facilitate nonpartisan political discussion and provide civic education and research.”






Nearly 100 K–12 teachers from throughout Utah met for the CCS-sponsored Fall 2022 Civics Educator Conference Oct. 27, 2022, entitled Bridging and Bonding: The Role of Teachers in Cultivating Citizenship.






Arthur Brooks, social scientist and author, gave the keynote address at the CCS Civics Educator Conference Oct. 27, 2022. “We have a contempt epidemic in this country. We can fix it if we get our communication right. Go looking for contempt. Run toward it and express love.“






Dr. Andrew Bibby, center, associate director of CCS and director of the Federalism Index Project, presented at the African Student Refugee Leadership Conference Oct. 6–8, 2022. Joseph Ssemwogerere, left, former prime minister of Buganda, spoke on Uganda’s challenges.






Scholars gathered at UVU for the annual CCS Constitution Day Conference Sept. 20, 2022. Presenters discussed the 13th (abolition of slavery), 14th (equal protection and due process), and 15th (right to vote) Amendments to the U.S Constitution.