FHSU, Hays gear up to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Five days of activities are planned for the Hays community and Fort Hays State University in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January.

The schedule of activities:

Friday, Jan. 13: "Jazz and Java," featuring Phat Cat Jazz, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hays Public Library.

Sunday, Jan. 15: "Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service," from 3 to 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The service is to be conducted by Rev. James Manuel and the Nicodemus Choir. Refreshments will be provided after the service.

Monday, Jan. 16: "Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon," featuring Rob Simon of Positive Rhythm, from 11:30 to 1:15 p.m. at the Golden Ox Pavilion, 1006 Cody Ave. Luncheon fee is $7; RSVP by Jan. 9 to Micki Armstrong, instructor of social work, (785) 628-5369, or e-mail marmstro@fhsu.edu or Colette Gnad (785) 628-5840, cgnad@fhsu.edu.

Monday, Jan. 16: "Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off." This provides opportunities to participate in a community service project: Alterra Sterling House to give manicures and play bingo with the elderly at 10:30 a.m.; Meals on Wheels at 10:45 a.m.; Hampton Inn to pick-up trash at 1:30 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, call Dr. Karyn Thomas, campus united director and an AmeriCorp*VISTA, at (785) 628-5897.

Tuesday, Jan. 17: "Commemorative Peace March" at 6 p.m. will begin from three locations on the FHSU campus: Tomanek Hall, Wiest Hall and Rarick Hall, converging at FHSU's Memorial Union.

Wednesday, Jan. 18: "In Your Face, Let's Talk About Race," at 7 p.m. at the FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom. Discussion will cover racial slurs and stereotypes and is facilitated by Dr. William Shanahan, assistant professor of communication studies, and his award-winning debate team.

For more information, contact Thomas at (785) 628-5897 or Armstrong at (785) 628-5369 or e-mail marmstro@fhsu.edu.

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