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MSU closed, activities planned to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Morehead State University will be closed Monday, January 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Day holiday. Classes will not meet, and administrative offices will be closed.

While the university will be closed Monday, the Student Diversity Center (SEDC) and Campus Activities Board (CAB) will sponsor a day of service and the annual MLK Unity Walk. To participate, meet at Starbucks at the Adron Duran University Center (ADUC) at 12:45 p.m. Volunteers can choose from three projects that benefit from DOVES of Gateway, the Horizon Village communal housing complex, or Rowan Animal Rescue (STAR), a process Rescue of local animals.

At 3 p.m., a program honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place in ADUC Auditorium A, followed by the annual unity walk across campus.

To respond to the call for these events, send an email to humanresources@moreheadstate.edu.

The university store will open on MLK Day to help students prepare for class, and the store is also involved in a service project. Shoppers can donate non-perishable food and in-store toiletries for 25% off items with the MSU logo (textbooks and electronics excluded). Donations will go to Eagle Essentials, helping students in need meet basic living necessities. The university store will be open from 9 am to 6 pm

SEDC and CAB will sponsor events throughout the week to highlight the work and accomplishments of the civil rights pioneer. They include:

  • January 18 – Film screening, Abu Dhabi Hall A, 6:30 pm
  • Jan 19 – MLK Jeopardy, Prefontaine Pub, 6 p.m. Test your knowledge yourself or in a team to win prizes.
  • January 20 – Art of the Quote event, Prefontaine pub, 3-5pm. The Art of the Quote is a creative way to create an artistic representation of a quote from Dr. We encourage you to post a photo of your art shot and tag CAB_MSU and EDEC_MSU on Instagram using #ArtofaQuote.
  • January 21 – Lunch and Learning, ADUC 329, noon – 1 pm Students can bring their own lunch and SEDC will provide drinks and desserts. Come and learn new interesting facts about Dr. King.

“It is important for the MSU community to celebrate MLK Day to recognize Dr. King’s legacy and life of service that helps remind us to give back and serve others,” said Jamie Phipps, Assistant Chief Diversity Officer for Student Activities at MSU. “By serving others and championing the needs and rights of disadvantaged people, it helps us work towards the realization of Dr. King’s dream and help continue to inspire future generations to uphold those same values.”

For more information, contact Phipps at japhipps@moreheadstate.edu or 606-783-2629.

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