University to host programs as part of MLK celebration
A series of events, including the 25th
Annual March for Humanity, highlight Shippensburg University's celebration of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The events kickoff the university’s Spring semester and start
before classes begin Jan. 22.
On Jan. 19, as part of a service project for new students during their orientation, children in
kindergarten to grade 5 in the Shippensburg school district will participate in
activities to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday. Activities include watching videos
about Dr. King and writing letters to deployed military personnel.
University students will present two performances of The Mountaintop Jan. 23 in Old Main
Chapel. The performances are 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow
the 6:30 p.m. performance. The program, sponsored by the Office of Social
Equity, is a fictional account of Dr. King’s last night alive. It is set in
Room 306 of the Lorraine Hotel on the eve of his assassination and offers a
unique perspective on his life and legacy.
The 25th Annual March for Humanity is at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31
in the multipurpose room of the Ceddia Union Building. The program is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student
Affairs and the African American Organization. Keynote speaker is Marvin
Worthy, president and CEO of Worthy Consulting & Training.
For more information about the march, contact the MSA office
at 477-1616 or send e-mail to Shauntae Doughty at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information
about the other programs is available by calling the Office of Social Equity at