Gateway Arch

Martin Luther King Events

January
17
4:00 PM
BCC
Opening Reception - AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair

The reception will include Natural Hair demonstrations by Onyx Salon, students sharing their hair stories and a presentation by photographer Michael July.


January
19
4:00 PM
Second Baptist Church, Lafayette
MLK Memorial Service

Lafayette Pastors Alliance will present a church service at Second Baptist Church, Lafayette. The service is an ecumenical endeavor engaging members of various religious traditions. Pastor Kim Dickens of Hope Cathedral will be the featured speaker.


January
20
8:00 AM
Cordova Recreation Center
MLK Day of Service

The MLK Day of Service, coordinated by BVN, is designed to give Purdue students, faculty and staff the opportunity to engage in a community building effort by volunteering their time and efforts to help the work of nonprofit agencies. Volunteers will gather at the Cordová Recreation Center for breakfast provided by University Residences and a brief educational program prior to volunteering in the community. Registration Deadline: January 13, 2014

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January
20
9:30 AM
Purdue Bell Tower
“Let Freedom Ring: Choose Nonviolence”

Purdue will participate in the King Center National bell ringing ceremony, at 9:30am the Bell Tower will play “Let There be Peace on Earth”. The bells that ring across the nation on the 2014 King holiday will symbolically sound the knell for the age of addressing conflict and social injustice with violence, and herald a new era of non-violent social change undergirded by the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


January
20
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
MLK Birthday Cake

Purdue Dining Services will be serving slices of MLK Birthday cake in all the residence halls and Purdue Memorial Union.

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January
21
6:00 PM
BCC
MLK Candle Light Vigil

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host a solemn memorial walk in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The march will commence at the BCC and conclude at Loeb Theatre. A hot chocolate social will follow.


January
22
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
TBD
Special Presentation: “The Food Desert in Indiana”

Special Guest from the Minority Health Coalition: “The Food Desert in Indiana” presentation will be conducted by Regina Marsh of the Forest Manor Multi-Center, and Dr. Nic Mink from Butler University. Bring your lunch and one food item to give away. Dessert and drinks will be provided.
-Event sponsored by Diversity Action Team in Agriculture in collaboration with the College of Veterinarian Medicine and the College of HHS.


January
23
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Dean’s Auditorium (Pfendler 241)
Documentary: “A Place at the Table.”

The documentary “A Place at the Table.” tells the powerful stories of three Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat, will be shown in the Dean’s Auditorium (Pfendler 241) from 12pm-1:15pm. Follow by an interactive discussion, led by Kimber Nicoletti (Director, Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault). Bring your lunch and one food item to give away. Dessert and drinks will be provided.
-Event sponsored by Diversity Action Team in Agriculture in collaboration with the College of Veterinarian Medicine and the College of HHS.


January
24
Online
Diversity Message Board Presentation

The diversity message board through Twitter and our new hashtags: Hashtags ideas were #PUFood #fighthunger #PUAgLife #PUFightsHunger will be displayed on the COA Diversity website and on display in various media outlets on campus. Each event will have a hashtag to tweet and all tweets will be captured and displayed on Friday. Website: www.purdue.edu/ag/omp/mlkboard.
-Event sponsored by Diversity Action Team in Agriculture in collaboration with the College of Veterinarian Medicine and the College of HHS.


January
28
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
STEW 314
Interactive Panel: Diversity in Grants Improves Them

The College of Science Faculty Committee for Diversity will present an interactive panel on how including diversity as part of your broader impacts can improve your grant proposals. The panel speakers will provide knowledge and insight of diversity-related funding options, grant writing strategies, and awareness of diversity-related projects on campus. The panel, called Diversity in Grants Improves Them, will be January 28th in STEW 314. A free lunch will be available at noon and the panel will run from 12:30 – 2:30 pm.

Opening remarks will be made by Dr. Jeff Roberts, the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science. Panelists will be Dr. David Asai, Senior Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Science Education Programs at Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Dr. Susanne Hambrusch, Professor of Computer Science; Sally Bond, Assistant Director of Research Development Services, and Bill Walker, College of Science K-12 Outreach Director.

Please RSVP by January 14th.

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January
30
4:00 PM
PMU Anniversary Room
MLK Awards Reception

A series of awards will be presented to students, organizations, community members and Purdue faculty and staff who best exemplify or emulate the characteristics that advance the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Purdue students will share reflections on Dr. King and excerpts from his speeches.


February
4
7:00 PM
Loeb Playhouse
CANCELLED - Commemorative Address - Julian Bond

Purdue will host Julian Bond, a social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement. Bond will deliver a powerful message of greater equality, freedom, and justice with a renewed sense of relevance to the Civil Rights Movement in our present times.


February
4
7:00 PM
Loeb Playhouse
CANCELLED - Purdue Dreamer Award

Given annually to an individual or organization within the Purdue community to honor contributions that embody Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of service to others and further the University’s commitment to diversity.

 

Week-long Events

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