Citizenship Week Celebrations 2016

September 6, 2016

By Katelyn Ellison

This September, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and the Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassador's Civic Engagement Committee will host a series of events in celebration of Citizenship Week and Constitution Day (September 16). Each event will focus on the American Constitution, citizenship, and democracy.

The Civic Engagement Committee, led by co-chairs Thomas Mannion '18 and Brandon Pratt '18, works to develop students' citizenship skills by planning nonpartisan programs to help students register to vote, learn about issues, volunteer, and turn out at the polls.

Beginning on Thursday, September 8, with a voter registration drive in Davison Hall, activities will continue over the next two weeks, culminating in a naturalization ceremony on September 23 in which over 50 individuals will be sworn in as United States Citizens.

In addition to Mannion and Pratt, this year's committee includes Liam Anderson '17, Cody Aubin '18, Ben Bossi '18, Christien Cardona '17, Josh Caruso '19, Patrick Derenze '17, Peter Elia '19, Samuel Ennis '19, Taylor Head '19, Nicole Landry '17, Sybille Legitime '18, Connor MacGregor '19, Timothy Madsen '19, Megan Miller '19, Rebecca O'Keeffe '18, Liam O'Rourke '19, Stefan Skalinski '18, and Brian Stankiewicz '17.

Citizenship Week Celebrations

Monday, September 12, 6 p.m., New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Major Pete Hegseth, an infantry soldier, Ivy League scholar, veterans advocate, and FOX News analyst, will present a discussion on his recent book, In the Arena: Good Citizens, a Great Republic, and How One Speech Can Reinvigorate America.

Tuesday, September 13, 9 p.m., Pub and Coffee Shop (for those under 21)
All-American Trivia

Friday, September 16, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Constitution Day - Join Us for Cake and The Constitution 
The Constitution Project: Creating a Constitution, a video narrated by ABC News' Dan Harris, will be shown in the Hall of Flags. Cake will be served and pocket Constitution booklets will be available.

Other Events
Thursday, September 8, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Davison Hall 
Voter Registration Drive
Students will be on hand to provide assistance to those interested in registering to vote or obtaining absentee ballots using TurboVote.

Friday, September 9, 1 p.m., The Quad
National Anthem Sing-A-Long
Join us for the third annual nationwide simultaneous sing-a-long event created by the APEF-9/12 Generation Project.

Friday, September 23, 2 p.m., New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Naturalization Ceremony
This event is open to the Saint Anselm community only.
RSVP by September 21 to

Saint Anselm College is also partnering with TurboVote to provide students with tools to simplify the process of voter registration. Through TurboVote students can request voter registration materials, absentee ballots, and election date reminders.

Saint Anselm College students can sign-up online at anytime to receive registration forms and your absentee ballot for all elections for free!

For more information about voter registration and New Hampshire voter laws, please visit Voter Registration.