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Celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 15

Wilkes University will observe Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 15, with a lecture exploring the Constitution’s role in elections. Kyle Kreider, professor of political science, and Thomas Baldino, professor emeritus of political science, will speak on the topic at 11 a.m. in room 106 of Breiseth Hall.

Kreider teaches courses in public law and American government. His research interests include the interactions of law and social science, the Supreme Court’s treatment of political parties and election law. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, Kreider serves as the chair of the political science department and is the University’s pre-law advisor.    

Baldino is professor emeritus of political science. He retired from the University in 2019 after 40 years of teaching in which 28 of them were spent at Wilkes. He continues to be a sought-after media expert in voting patterns and politics, appearing regularly on regional, national and international media outlets. 

Together Kreider and Baldino co-authored, Of the People, By the People, For the People and U.S. Election Campaigns: A Reference and Documentary Guide, both published by Greenwood Press.

The lecture is jointly sponsored by the political science and history departments and the pre-law program of Wilkes University.

Constitution Day is a federal observance that commemorates the implementation of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 1786. It was this day that representatives from the Constitutional Convention, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, signed the document in Philadelphia.

For more information on the lecture, contact Kyle Kreider at