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

No classes but MSU plans MLK Day events and activities

MOREHEAD, Ky. (MSU Public Affairs) – Morehead State University will be closed on Monday, January 17, Martin Luther King Day. Classes will not meet and administrative offices will be closed.

While the University will be closed on Monday, the Student Eagle Diversity Center (SEDC) and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) will be sponsoring a day of service and the annual MLK Unity Walk. To participate, meet at the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) Starbucks at 12:45 p.m. Volunteers can choose from three projects to benefit DOVES of Gateway Domestic Violence Center, Horizon Village Group Residential Complex, or Saving the Animals of Rowan (STAR), a local animal shelter.

At 3:00 p.m., a program honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place in the ADUC A Ballroom, followed by the annual unit walk on campus.

To confirm your presence at these events, send an e-mail [email protected].

The college store will be open on MLK Day to help students prepare for the semester, and the store is also participating in a service project. Shoppers can donate non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to the store to receive a 25% discount on items bearing the MSU logo (excluding textbooks and electronics.) donations will go to Eagle Essentials, which helps needy students with basic living necessities. The university store will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SEDC and CAB will be sponsoring events throughout the week to highlight the work and accomplishments of the civil rights pioneer. They understand:

  • January 18 – Film screening, ADUC Ballroom A, 6:30 p.m.

  • Jan. 19 – MLK Jeopardy, Pub Préfontaine, 6 p.m. Test your knowledge alone or as a team to win prizes.

  • January 20 – Art of the Quote Event, Prefontaine Pub, 3-5 pm Quote art is a creative way to create an artistic representation of a Dr. King quote. We encourage you to post a photo of your artwork and tag @CAB_MSU and @EDEC_MSU on Instagram with #ArtofaQuote.

  • January 21 – Lunch and Learn, ADUC 329, 12-1 p.m. Students can bring their own lunch and SEDC will provide drinks and desserts. Come and learn interesting new facts about Dr. King.

“It’s important that the MSU community celebrates MLK Day to recognize Dr. King’s legacy and his life of service reminds us to give back and serve others,” said Jamie Phipps, Associate Director of Diversity for Student Activities. at MSU. “Serving others and advocating for the needs and rights of the underprivileged helps us work towards realizing Dr. King’s dream and continuing to inspire future generations to uphold those same values.”

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