FHSU celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Fort Hays State University's Tigers in Service, University Activities Board, Diversity Awareness Committee and the Black Student Union have come together to sponsor a week long celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The celebration will kick off with Tigers in Service "a day on, not a day off," on Monday, Jan. 15, with bingo from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Alterra Sterling House, 1801 E. 27. The Rally Alley Cleanup will be from 10 a.m. to noon, meeting in the Fifth Street alley near campus. The rally will help in the effort to clean up the alleys on Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth streets. The final event on Monday will be Big Brothers Big Sisters activities day, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in Cunningham Hall Gym 121. Participants can bring their little, or play with an unmatched little. Activities include basketball, volleyball, crafts and more. For more information on these activities, visit the Tigers in Service Website, www.fhsu.edu/tigersinservice.

On Tuesday, "The End of Racism Comedy and Lecture Tour" with Preacher Moss will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Stouffer Lounge of the Memorial Union. Moss, from Chicago, Ill. , has written for "Saturday Night Live," "Nickelodeon" and "The George Lopez Show." The tour is about addressing the issue of racism through humor and intellect.

"Freedom Song," a film about obtaining voting rights in Mississippi during the civil rights movement, will be shown at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in McMindes Hall.

The final event of the week will be a candlelight vigil at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, on the FHSU Quad.

For more information on any of the activities visit the link on the FHSU Website, www.fhsu.edu, or contact Alan Zellner, coordinator of diversity affairs, at (785) 628-4661.

Back to Index

Office of University Relations   |  600 Park Street   |  Hays, KS  67601-4099
(785) 628-4206   |   Fax (785) 628-4152
Kent Steward, Director   |  ksteward@fhsu.edu  |  Kurt Beyers, Assistant Director   |  kbeyers@fhsu.edu