Dr. Daniel Williams and Dr. Robert Schaefer to present “Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Religion: The First Amendment and American Politics” in celebration of Constitution Day — September 17

Constitution Day PosterDr. Daniel Williams, UWG Department of History, and Dr. Robert Schaefer, UWG Department of Political Science, will present “Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Religion: The First Amendment and American Politics” in celebration of Constitution Day on Thursday, September 17, 11:00 a.m., at Ingram Library. Constitution Day commemorates and celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

In this program, Dr. Williams and Dr. Schaefer will discuss the multifaceted and quite contentious history of the First Amendment. Dr. Schaefer will examine the Founders’ intentions in creating the First Amendment, in particular how they understood the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses. Dr. Williams will explain how church-state relations have unfolded over the past two centuries in light of the First Amendment. From their presentation, it will be evident that the tension between “church and state” continues on!

This Constitution Day presentation is sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Murphy Center for Public Service, and Ingram Library. There is no admission fee. Special public parking will be provided in the Townsend Center gated lot beginning at 10:00 a.m. For further information, contact chendric@westga.edu or (678) 839-5337.

Library Parking This Summer

Access to the Library will be a bit challenging this summer (beginning May 5th), as the University begins a project to make the area in front of our building safer and more pedestrian-friendly. The parking on Back Campus Drive (our “Main Street”) will be temporarily eliminated during the construction. For faculty and staff, the recommended parking area is the Humanities lot.

For handicapped visitors, there will be 3 spaces designated for handicapped parking in front of the Callaway Building (across from the Pub & Print driveway). As always, there are also some handicapped spaces available in the Visitors Lot adjacent to Humanities.

If you have any problems getting to us this summer, please call the Library Circulation Desk for assistance: 678-839-6502.

Want to Get Personalized Research Help From a Librarian?

Are you having trouble navigating GALILEO and all of our online databases? Not sure where to start for your research paper?

With Go PRO (the Personalized Research Option), a UWG Librarian will meet with you one-on-one to assist you in your research.

We can help you narrow your topic, choose the right databases, search more effectively and track down useful materials of all types at Ingram Library and beyond.

A librarian can meet with you any time from 11:30am-5:00pm Monday-Thursday, and you can reserve your spot online.

Click here to sign up for an open time slot

At the time of your consultation, meet us at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of Ingram Library.

If your question requires specific expertise in your major or field you are studying, you can meet with the librarian who is a subject specialist in that area. Fill out the following form and we will get back to you within 1 business day and set up a time for the consultation.

Click here to meet with the subject librarian in your major (You can also view our list of subject librarians.)

Finally, to get to the page where you can sign up for a GoPro Consultation from the Ingram Library website homepage (not just this blog post), go to Instructional Services:


And click Students: Request a consultation with a librarian


Or you can go directly to Westga.edu/Library/GoPro

Better papers start with better research strategies. Let a librarian give you personalized help today!