MOUNT UNION COLLEGE TO CELEBRATE REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

June 02, 2010

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union College will be celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 15.

The theme for this year's celebration is "Everyone has the power of greatness?greatness is determined by service." The day's events will center on community involvement and service, keeping the spirit of Dr. King alive. The festivities will begin with a candle light vigil, held at the Dewald Chapel on Sunday, January 14 at 7 p.m.

Monday's events will begin with special guests Dr. J. Herman Blake and Dr. Emily Moore, leading scholars in both African Studies and Service Learning at Iowa State University. They will deliver a keynote presentation entitled "The Dream: Believing, Achieving and Exceeding." The presentation will be held at the Rodman Theatre at 9:30 a.m. The Martin Luther King award presentation, honoring the student whom best embodies the values and principles exemplified by Dr. King, will directly follow the keynote speech.

Later that day, Blake and Moore will hold separate workshops for faculty staff, and students. These workshops are designed to promote the importance of learning through service.

The evening will conclude with a panel discussion on "The Future of Mount Union College and Service Learning," a community worship and entertainment event focusing on Dr. King's dream for America.

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