College to remember King

RUTLAND - The College of St. Joseph are sponsoring a celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 19.

Recognizing that Dr. King's leadership has created and fostered a condition of equality and opportunity for us all, faculty and students are asked to reflect on their own heritage, talents and opportunities. Faculty will be asking students to participate in a reflective activity during classes on Monday with every student then signing a puzzle piece.

The dining hall will be serving a variety of ethnic foods during lunch and dinner. Lunch is from 11:45-1:15 and dinner is at 5:30. All are welcome to enjoy the great food and participate in the fun.

At 2:45, faculty, students, staff and community members are invited to attend a celebration in Tuttle Hall. At that time, the CSJ chorus will provide an opening song, followed by a presentation by CSJ student Claudia Revenko-Bowen. Claudia will share her journey that led her to become a member of our community and a citizen of the United States. At the conclusion of Claudia's presentation, a student representing each class will place their puzzle piece on the stage.

The puzzle will represent the community of diverse cultures of CSJ and how Dr. King's legacy has assisted our community in understanding the importance of equality and opportunity for all. Dr. Don Harpster will conclude the celebration with a prayer of hope.

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