Kennesaw State hosts events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Events to focus on the legacies‚ traditions and history of African−American people

Georgia (Jan 16, 2009) — Kennesaw State hosts events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jennifer Hafer

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Contact: Director of University Relations
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770−423−6203
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Contact: Jennifer Hafer‚ 770−423−6711 or jhafer@kennesaw.edu

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Kennesaw State hosts events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Events to focus on the legacies‚ traditions and history of African−American people

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Jan. 14‚ 2009)
— On the eve of the inauguration of the country’s first African−American president‚ Kennesaw State University will kick off a series of events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrating the legacies‚ traditions and history of African−Americans.

On Monday‚ Jan. 19‚ activist‚ best−selling author and artist Sister Souljah will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The event will be held at 1 p.m. in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center.

“The intention of this event is to honor the legacy and struggle of Dr. King and other important leaders during the civil rights movement‚ as well as to showcase Kennesaw State University’s commitment to establishing a campus environment that safely facilitates diversity for all‚” said Nicole Phillips‚ assistant director for Minority Student Retention Services.

Other highlights of the celebration include:

*Jan. 19
Keynote address for the annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday
1 p.m.‚ Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center

A reception hosted by the Black Alumni Society
2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.‚ Carmichael Student Center‚ University Rooms

*Feb. 8
The Negro Spiritual Celebration – A Concert
3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.‚ Zion Baptist Church‚ Marietta

*Feb. 19
The 4th Annual Black History Bowl
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.‚ Social Sciences Building‚ Room 2039

*March 19
Poetic Expressions
7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.‚ Carmichael Student Center‚ Leadership Room


For more information on these and other events‚ contact Nicole Phillips at 770−423−6443 or nphill10@kennesaw.edu

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Kennesaw State University is the third−largest university in Georgia‚ offering more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including new doctorates in education and business. A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21‚000 from 142 countries.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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