University to host MLK celebration

Several events, including the 26th Annual March for Humanity, will highlight Shippensburg University’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 28 and 30. All events are open to the public.

SU Readers Theater will present the award-winning play The Mountaintop at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in Old Main Chapel. The play by Katori Hall provides a touching, fictional account of King’s last night alive. Hall’s insightful portrayal of King humanizes him and gives the audience a unique point of view on his legacy. University students will perform three scenes from the play selected to give a deeper appreciation and understanding of King. The play is being presented in cooperation with the university’s Department of Music and Theatre Arts.

Traditional soul food will be prepared by guest Chef Rachel Faulkner from UMBC Chartwells and Shippensburg Chef Mike Haus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28 in Reisner Dining Hall. Cost for those without a university meal plan is $7.75 per person.

The annual March for Humanity begins at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the multipurpose room of the Ceddia Union Building. Keynote speaker is Dr. Sharnine Herbert, associate professor of human communication studies. The event is sponsored by the African American Organization, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Office of Social Equity.

For more information, go to or call the Office of Social Equity at 477-1161.