Mount Union College to Hold the 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

May 26, 2010

Mount Union College will hold the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on January 15, 2007. The College will celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America as a 'day on, not a day off.'

There will be a Convocation starting at 10 a.m. in the Dewald Chapel. The Convocation will feature guest speaker Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney who will present 'The Civil Rights Movement and Civil Disobedience.' Dulaney, who went to elementary and secondary schools in Alliance, earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Central State University, graduating magna cum laude. He then continued to The Ohio State University where he earned his master of arts and doctoral degrees in American and African-American history.

After Dulaney's keynote address, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards will be presented. Following the convocation, there will be a Martin Luther King Jr. Community Gathering at 11:30 a.m. in the dining commons solarium of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. The lunch is free but a complimentary ticket is required for admission. For tickets, please call Melissa Scott in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (330) 823-7288.

After lunch, there will be concurrent break-out sessions starting at 12:45 p.m. in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. The first session will be a question and answer session with Dulaney in the East Room providing participants with the opportunity to ask questions and talk about the keynote address.

The second session will focus on the Mulitcultural Retreat, featuring Fendrich R. Clark, assistant professor of communication, in the West Room. In this session, Clark will share details and adventures from the Fall Multicultural Retreat in Detroit, MI. People who attend this session will be able to discover more about an opportunity for Mount Union College students to learn more about cultures that differ from their own.

The third session will be a movie presentation of 'Citizen King' in the Alumni Room of Hoover-Price Campus Center. This session will include the viewing of the PBS documentary which explores the last years of King's life. It shows his views on poverty and the war in Vietnam.

From 2-4 p.m. there will be a service learning project sponsored by The Office of Service-Learning and Community Service held at the Alliance Neighborhood Center. Projects will include cleaning, organizing, baking cookies for senior citizens, preparing lessons for the Appleseed after school program and other small tasks. T-shirts and transportation will be provided for all volunteers. Students and faculty can sign up in the Hoover-Price Campus Center from January 8-12. Others may RSVP via e-mail at

For more information please contact Melissa Scott or LaTashia Reedus in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (330) 823-7288.

All events are open to the public.

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