Service and diversity student leaders invited to campus for Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

 

Service and diversity student leaders invited to campus for Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Posted by Student Worker in News Archive 13 Jan 2011

On Monday, Jan. 17, Centre College will host a service and diversity open house, an event in which prospective students can learn virtually everything there is to know about community service and diversity at the College.

Registration for the event, held on Martin Luther King Day, begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center, followed by a service and diversity leadership luncheon held in the Nichols Dining Room in the Campus Center.

During the luncheon, student leaders from Centre’s Diversity Student Union and the College’s Bonner Scholars will speak with prospective students about leadership opportunities on campus. J.H. Atkins, assistant vice president for diversity education and associate professor of education, and Patrick Noltemeyer, dean of student life and director of community service and Bonner Program, will also be on hand to answer questions.

After the meal, President John Roush will address the attendees before they head out for guided campus tours.

Later in the afternoon, prospective students will have another chance to hear from current students. A panel discussion will take place at 2:45 p.m., during which Bonner Scholars and members of the Diversity Student Union will answer any remaining questions.

The open house event will conclude with a lemonade reception at 3:30 p.m.

All prospective students and their families are also invited to attend Centre’s annual convocation celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. For this year’s annual event, the American Spiritual Ensemble will be performing in the College’s Norton Center for the Arts. From Jan. 14-18, Centre will host an African Voices festival, which will celebrate African and African-American culture.