ROCHESTER, NY (12/20/2017) Nazareth College holds its annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, with student and staff workshops in the morning, followed by a lively celebration of Dr. King's legacy from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Nazareth College Arts Center's Callahan Theater. This ceremony is free and open to the public.
The day will be centered around a quote from an essay Dr. King wrote in 1947 for his campus newspaper while studying as an undergraduate at Morehouse College: "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. . . Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." The celebration will include student speakers, Nazareth President Daan Braveman, guest speaker Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, and a presentation from the winners of the first annual MLK Visual and Performing Arts Awards. Undergraduate and graduate classes are suspended - and all administrative offices are closed - during this period so the campus community can gather together for this special event. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618.
MLK Day of Celebration Agenda
Diversity and Inclusion Workshops
9:30AM to 10:20AM
Additional details about these morning workshops will be forthcoming.
Annual MLK Commemoration in the Nazareth College Arts Center, Callahan Theater
10:30AM - 12:30PM (classes suspended)
This year's celebration will include a presentation from the winners of the first annual MLK Visual and Performing Arts Awards. The recipients will present and perform their new artistic creations.
2017 MLK Visual and Performing Arts Awards Recipients:
Visual Arts Category:
"Ballad of Birmingham" a book with illustrations by Rachel Rochelle Wyche, a junior majoring in Visual Communication Design, from Rochester, New York.
Adjudicating Subcommittee: Ronald Netsky, Mitchell Messina and Holland Houdek
"Product of My Ancestors", a multimedia presentation by Jazzmyn M. Ivery-Robinson, a graduate student in the Management program, from Rochester, New York.
Adjudicating Subcommittee: Lindsay Korth, Hettie Barnhill and Mireille LeBreton
"We're All One", a piece for voice and piano by Allison Yanoff, a freshman majoring in Music Composition, from Pittsford, New York.
Adjudicating Subcommittee: Octavio Vazquez, Nancy Strelau and Mario Martinez