Simpson University hosts Constitution Day lecture

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University's History Department will host a free Constitution Day lecture on Sept. 17 featuring Shasta County Superior Court Judge Stephen H. Baker.

The 7 p.m. lecture, titled "The U.S. Constitution, Judges, and the Will of the People," will be in room 204 of the LaBaume-Rudat Hall on the Simpson campus at 2211 College View Drive. The event is open to the public.

Educational institutions that receive federal funding are required by law to recognize the Constitution annually in some fashion on Sept. 17, the anniversary of the signing of the document in 1787.

"This document has guided each generation of Americans for the past 220-plus years, and it's easy to forget the influence it has on our day-to-day lives," said Dr. John Ayabe, assistant professor of history at Simpson.

Judge Baker will speak on the relationship between the U.S. Constitution and the judicial branch of government. His lecture will cover topics such as the evolution of the judicial branch, the will of the people, and the role of judges as it relates to applying the Constitution today.

"I think north state residents are very interested in understanding the relationships between the courts, the Constitution and the people," he said. "Judge Baker can help us gain a better appreciation for those relationships as they apply to laws."

For more information about the event, contact John Ayabe at or at 226-4155, or Cherry McCabe, assistant professor of political science, at or 226-4154.

Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s academic programs includes ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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