Michigan University 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration
"Celebration Through Service"
Central Michigan University has planned
a series of events to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January
16 through January 24, 2013. The Office
of Multicultural Academic Student Services (MASS) coordinates CMU’s annual
celebration and focuses this year on the theme “Celebration Through
Service”. The event brings campus and
our community together to celebrate his life and to remind us all of our own
ability to engage in service to improve our community and world. Dr. King once said,
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”.
In following the idea of service, donations will be collected in the MASS
office, located in the Bovee University Center, for donation to the United Way
for disaster relief from January 14-January 31.
There will be a blood drive on Wednesday January 16 from 12 p.m.– 5:45
p.m. in Kulhavi Hall located in the Towers residence hall complex.
On Monday January 21, we welcome all to join us for the MLK CommUnity Peace
brunch to be held from 10 a.m.– 12 p.m. in the small sports forum of the
Student Activity Center. The event will include a free brunch, our annual
MLK Student Oratorical contest, student musical performances and a keynote by
Dr. David Acevedo-Polakovich. The Student Activity Center is located on
Broomfield road and guests can park in lot 62. The brunch will be followed by a
day of service sponsored by the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center with
service projects held in the Bovee University Center from 12 – 3 p.m. The
MLK Peace March and Vigil will follow at 3:00 p.m. and will begin at the Bovee
University Center with stops around campus before heading downtown for the
If you enjoy bowling or just want to have a little fun please come on out for
our charity bowling event at the Student Activity Center on Tuesday January 22
from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. There is a $5
The Mount Pleasant Area Diversity group
will sponsor a Soup and Substance talk over lunch on Wednesday January 23 from
12 -1:00 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Rotunda to discuss the issue of
Homelessness in the Mount Pleasant Community.
The pinnacle event of this year’s celebration will be our keynote event on
Thursday January 24 at 7:30 p.m. where we invite you to attend “An Evening with
Retired General Colin Powell”. The
speech is free and open to the public and tickets can be obtained from CMU’s Ticket
Central Office at (989) 774-3045 or in person.
The event is presented by The
Philip A. Hart and William G. Milliken Endowed Speaker Series for Integrity in
Politics and brought to you by the College of Humanities and Social
and Behavioral Sciences, the Office for Institutional Diversity, Multicultural Academic
Student Services, Central Michigan University Speaker Series, Global Campus and
CMU Program Board.
We welcome you to participate in any of
the events to help us celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of
service. For more information about any of the events, please contact the CMU
Office of Multicultural Academic Student Services at (989) 774-3945.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Events:
January 14 – Thursday January 31:
Donations are welcomed as we collect
supplies for Disaster Relief to be donated to United Way. Donations can be
dropped off in the MASS Office in the Bovee University Center.
Wednesday, January 16:
Blood Drive – CMU Towers, Kulhavi Hall 12pm-5:45pm
Monday, January 21:
MLK Day of Service Sponsored by Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center, Bovee
University Center 12pm-3pm
MLK Peace March and Vigil, Downtown Mt. Pleasant (March beginning at Bovee University
Center and loop thru campus. ICTC will provide transportation back to the Bovee University Center for refreshments after the event. 3pm-5pm
Tuesday, January 22:
MLK Charity Bowling –Student Activity Center Bowling Lanes ($5 Entry Fee)
Wednesday, January 23:
Soup and Substance: Homelessness in Mount Pleasant (Sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant
Area Diversity Group) University Rotunda 12pm–1pm
Thursday January 24:
MLK Week Keynote Speaker: Retired General Colin Powell, University Events
Please click the document below for the MLK Celebration Week flyer.
MLK Celebration 2013.pdf