Sunday, Jan. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church in Christiansburg, Va. The Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) will present a program to bring together members of the community to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Contact Debbie Travis for more information.
Monday, Jan. 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, area kindergarten through 12th-grade student winners of the Martin Luther King Jr. poster, essay, and oratorical contests and their families are invited to share brunch with university faculty, staff, students, and community members. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register. Email email@example.com or call 540-231-1403 for information.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m., the public is invited to attend an art reception in Perspective Gallery in Squires Student Center that will feature the Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay winners’ artwork. Refreshments will be served. Artwork will be displayed Jan. 22 through Feb. 16. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-231-1403 for information.
Thursday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Pamplin Multicultural Diversity Committee will sponsor the second annual Pamplin College of Business Diversity Jubilee and open house in the Pamplin Hall Atrium. The Diversity Jubliee will feature college-wide recognition of the ways in which multiple organizations, students, faculty, and staff enrich our environment by their contributions to diversity. Contact Robin Russell for information.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 3:30 p.m. Biology Diversity Committee Special Martin Luther King Week Seminar (and First Spring EEB Seminar) by Doris Zallen of the VT Department of Sciences and Technology in Society entitled, “Genomic Medicine: Views from the Mountain Top and the Valley,” 4069 Derring.
Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre, the Center for the Arts and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion will sponsor a musical performance with violinist Diane Monroe in a program featuring her jazz quartet and vocalist Paul Jost. Drawing on the passionate music of the Civil Rights Movement, these extraordinary artists relive, revive, and refresh songs from Bob Dylan, Gil Scott Heron, Richie Havens, Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, Dr. Billy Taylor, and many others who contributed to the soundtrack of an era. Tickets are $20, $16 for seniors/faculty and staff, $10 for students and youth under 18, and are available through the Student Center and Activities ticket office in Squires Student Center or by phone at 540-231-5616. Contact the Center for the Arts, send an email, or call 540-231-1403 for information.
Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to participate in the annual Daycare Facelift Project sponsored by the VT Engage: The Community Learning Collaborative. This event utilizes student led teams to help revitalize the community through assisting local childcare centers with maintenance projects. Contact Whitney H. Johnson or call 540-231-0691 for information.
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The Oratorical Contest notification deadline has been extended until Monday, October 22, 2012. All students interested in participating must be sponsored by a teacher/school official and email a notification form to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and/or further information.