Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom March

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom March is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services as part of the MLK Celebration on campus.

The event is a symbolic march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MLK "Food for Thought" Soul Food Dinner & Activity (Jan, 18. 2011)

Ferris State University's Rock Cafe will host a Soul Food Dinner for 2011 MLK Celebration on Jan, 19. 2011, the event will be held from 6-7 p.m.

There will be a facilitated "Food for Thought" diversity activity taking place in the Rock in a reserved section. Individuals will be encouraged to participate by sitting with someone from a diverse background, having a conversation over dinner, and ultimately network with each other to build a relationship.

*There will be 50 raffled tickets for a free dinner at the Rock Cafe.

MLK Keynote Speaker, (Jan, 18. 2011)

Ferris State University will host professor, author, and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill will be speaking at the Rankin Dome Room on Jan, 18. 2011 at 7 p.m.

Hill offers a critical analysis of the current social and political moment. By identifying key issues, challenges, controversies, and trends that have emerged or lingered during the “Obama era", Dr. Hill spotlights the work that must be done to sustain the progress of the Freedom Struggle.

Moving beyond mere critique, he also provides concrete solutions, as well as sites of hope and possibility for healing our national, local, and university communities.

The FSU Bookstore will be selling Dr. Hill's new book Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity at the event and Dr. Hill will be present afterwards for signing.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Ferris State University Michelle Obama Initiative Campaign Video Released

The campaign is officially underway to bring Michelle Obama, the first lady, to Ferris State University.

A university-wide effort has commenced, and the effort was started with a nice video that was put together.

Many thanks go out to so many people on campus and beyond who helped make such a special video possible.