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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service Brunch
Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.
Baker University Center Ballroom
A brunch in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. William Parham, professor of psychology at UCLA, will be the keynote speaker and a silent march will be held immediately following the conclusion of the program. Cost: $4 for students, $8 for non-students.

Community Service Projects
Jan. 20 beginning at 9 a.m.
From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will clean up Sunday Creek with the Sunday Creek Watershed Group. Contact: Jennifer Bowman at (740) 767-2225. Volunteers also will participate in a workday to clean and sort food for United Campus Ministry's weekly free meal program for low income families. Contact: Jan Griesinger at (740) 593-7301.

STARS Martin Luther King Jr. Teach-in
Jan. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Lindley Cultural Center
An event to educate about racism and diversity. The workshop includes a video, exercises and an open discussion. A community service opportunity also will be available. Sponsored by Students Teaching About Racism in Society. Cost: Free.

"Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?"
Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.
Baker University Center Ballroom
Bryan Barrows performs this powerful one-man show which tells the story of the evolution of the civil rights movement and King's place in it. Sponsored by the Black Student Cultural Programming Board. Cost: Free.

Campus Wide Majors Fair
Jan. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Nelson Commons
Find a major to study or change your major. Open to all students and community. Contact: Laura Chapman at (740) 593-1935 or chapmanl@ohio.edu. Cost: Free.

International Studies Forum
Jan. 24 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Anderson Auditorium, Scripps Hall
Esiaba Irobi, visiting professor in the School of Theater, will present "Theatre of Amazons: The International Significance of the Aba Women's Revolution of Nov. 29, 1929, as a Performative Model for Women's Political Activism in the Twenty-First Century." Contact: Jennifer Cochran at (740) 593-1842 or cochraj1@ohio.edu. Cost: Free.

Literary Reading
Jan. 24 at 8:30 p.m.
Mitchell Auditorium, Seigfred Hall
There will be a reading from the first issue of Ohio University's new literary magazine, HotelAmerika. The publication succeeds The Ohio Review, Ohio University's nationally recognized literary magazine, and features the finest in contemporary poetry, fiction and essays. Members of the community are invited to join the English Department's Creative Writing Program at this celebration. Issues and subscriptions will be on sale at the event at special reduced rates. Contact: Hotel Amerika office at (740) 597-1360 or editors@HotelAmerika.net. Cost: Free.

Lecture: "Turning Away from Hate"
Jan. 28 at 8 p.m.
Baker University Center Ballroom
After 15 years as a neo-Nazi white supremacist activist and recruiter, Tom "T.J." Leyden experienced a profound change of heart, turned away from hate and began teaching tolerance. This event is sponsored by the University Program Council with partial funding through SAC. Contact: Dirk Dusthimer at (740) 593-4057 or ddusthimer@hotmail.com. Cost: Free.

Photoshop 6.0: Introduction
Jan. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Computer Services Center Room 114
Learn how to create your own graphic images and edit scanned pictures. This seminar teaches you how to select areas of an image, how to crop or resize areas, how to zoom images and create or retouch artwork. You will also learn how to adjust an image's brightness, contrast and balance. Prerequisite: Mouse skills. Contact: Linda Lawson at (740) 593-9433 or compseminars@ohio.edu. Cost: Free.

"Porgy and Bess"
Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Presented by the Black Student Cultural Programming Board and the Performing Arts Series. Gershwin's masterpiece "Folk Opera" tells the story of crippled Porgy and his doomed love affair with the gorgeous Bess. Call the Auditorium Box Office at (740) 593-1780 for ticket information. Cost: students $10, general admission $20, seniors $18.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan. 30 from noon to 6 p.m.
Convocation Center Lobby
The College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio Athletics are sponsoring a blood drive to help the American Red Cross, whose supply has reached a dangerously low level. One point of blood can help save the lives of as many as three people. For an appointment call: (740) 593-9572.

Lecture
Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.
1804 Lounge, Baker University Center
Potawatomi elder Jeff Ballew will be discussing contemporary native issues facing his tribe in northern Indiana. His charismatic folkways enchant listeners and provoke questions about the state of Native America today. This event is sponsored by the Native Peoples Awareness Coalition. Contact: Sarah Conley at (740) 589-4278 or ladylavender@myself.com. Cost: free.

International Studies Forum
Jan. 31 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Computer Service Center Room 121B
Benjamin Muego, adjunct professor of Southeast Asian Studies at Ohio University and professor of Political Science and Asian Studies at Bowling Green State University, will present "Presidential Politics and the Blame Game in the Philippines." Contact: Jennifer Cochran at (740) 593-1842 or cochraj1@ohio.edu. Cost: Free.

 
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