Morehead State sets events paying tribute to MLK

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Morehead State University will host a number of virtual and interactive events throughout the week of Jan. 18-22 to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

Monday, Jan. 18  

  • I am the Light: The I am the Light Campaign is the virtual program to honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Anyone interested in participating can pick up their battery-operated candle and supplies Jan. 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of ADUC by the fireplace. We encourage everyone to post a picture of a candle in your home on social media and tag @EDEC_MSU and @CAB_MSU with the hashtag #IamtheLightMLK2021 along with your reflection on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Speaker – Edward G. Young III: From Dream to Vision, 7 p.m. Edward G. Young III is a cross-cultural communication expert specializing in diversity, leadership, and hazing. At age 22, he suffered a broken neck from an incident involving his fraternity. He will speak about his experience and the obstacles he’s overcome to achieve success.

Tuesday, Jan. 19 

  • The Art of the Quote: The Art of the Quote is a creative way to create an artistic representation of a quote from Dr. King. Pick up supplies and instructions on the 2nd floor of ADUC from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We encourage you to post a photo of your art piece and tag @CAB_MSU and @EDEC_MSU with the hashtag #ArtofaQuote. Please visit Eagle Link for more details https://moreheadstate.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6648451.
  • Virtual I Have a Dream Wall, All Day: To continue the tradition of our annual I have a Dream Wall program for MLK Week we encourage you to share a reflection of one of your dreams for the future to be posted on the digital signage in ADUC throughout the week. To submit a dream, email your reflection to edec@moreheadstate.edu. Please visit Eagle Link for more details https://moreheadstate.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6648479.

Wednesday, Jan. 20 

  • The Art of the Quote: The Art of the Quote is a creative way to create an artistic representation of a quote from Dr. King. Pick up supplies and instructions on the 2nd floor of ADUC from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We encourage you to post a photo of your art piece and tag @CAB_MSU and @EDEC_MSU with the hashtag #ArtofaQuote.
  • Virtual I Have a Dream Wall, all day.
  • Featured Movie (TBD), 7 p.m. Please visit Eagle Link for more details https://moreheadstate.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6648505.

Thursday, Jan. 21 

  • MLK Trivia: Kahoot, 7 p.m. – Join us for a fun and interactive Kahoot to share your knowledge or learn more about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please visit Eagle Link for more details https://moreheadstate.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6648508.
  • Virtual I Have a Dream Wall, all day.

Friday, Jan. 22 

  • Virtual I have a Dream Wall: Be sure to look for I Have a Dream submissions on the digital signage in ADUC, all day.
  • The Art of the Quote: Campus Activities Board will be sharing the artistic creations from submissions of the Art of the Quote on their social media @CAB_MSU, all day.

For more information, contact Shannon Colvin, associate director of Student Activities, at 606-783-2886 or email s.colvin@moreheadstate.edu.

MSU will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Classes will not meet and administrative offices will not be open.

  • The Camden-Carroll Library will be closed.
  • The University Store and the University Post Office will be closed.
  • Dining services in the Adron Doran University Center will be closed. The Rocky Adkins Dining Complex will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The Recreation and Wellness Center will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. The pool will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. Outdoor Adventures and the bowling alley will be closed.
Categories: Featured, Local News, News