MLK Campus-Wide Celebration
Every January, the Ithaca College community celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr through a series of programs sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement & Multicultural Affairs.
Back in 2008, when the first day of classes fell on the national holiday, President Emerita Peggy Williams declared the first day of classes as a "Day on, not Off." The day is celebrated as a day of reflection and celebration with programs and activities in lieu of classroom instruction. President Thomas Rochon continues in this tradition, encouraging all to come together in honor or Dr. King's impact on the world. During years where the holiday falls before the first day of classes, the campus community spends the first week of classes in celebration with various events and programs, as well as discussions.
We continue this tradition on Monday, January 21, 2013, when students, staff, faculty, and community members will honor Dr. King's work by coming together to discuss the relevance of his work today.
MLK Celebration 2013:
Making a Career of Humanity
January 21 & 26, 2013
Join the Ithaca College community as we celebrate the life, legacy, and relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his message.
“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”
Monday, January 21 - MLK DAY
8:30am: Community Breakfast (FREE and open to all) [Emerson Suites]
9:00am: Kick-Off Event: Celebration of the 10-year Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Scholar Program [Emerson Suites]*
10:00am: Educational Sessions [Campus Center]*
11:30am: Grab 'n' Go Films [Campus Center] featuring a viewing of the Presidential Inauguration
11:30am: City of Ithaca Community Celebration [Beverly J. Martin Elementary School]
2:00pm: Educational Sessions [Campus Center]*
4:00pm: MLK Day Celebration Event [Emerson Suites]
featuring the First Year MLK Scholars' Civil Rights Presentation (4pm)* and "Careers in Humanity" Young Alumni Panel (5pm)*
7:30pm: School of Music's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Concert [Ford Hall, Whalen Center]
Saturday, January 26 - MLK DAY OF SERVICE 9:00am-4:00pm
*indicates events that count towards Student Leadership Institute credit. To sign up to receive credit, visit the SLI website!
For more information, please contact any member of the IC MLK Celebration Committee:
Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs
Individuals with disabilities requiring accomodations should contact OSEMA at 607-274-3222. We ask that requests be made as soon as possible.