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OHIO UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES & COUNCIL ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

2015-16 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 

Throughout the year at Ohio University Southern there are a variety of diversity and inclusion events. For more information about any of the events, please contact:
 
Robert Pleasant
Director of Student Services and
Coordinator of Diversity and Multiculturalism
740.533.4608

 

January 2016 Events

 
 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Community Celebration

 
Join us as we commemorate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during events planned January 19 – 29.  The theme for this year is
 
Many Voices: Building the Beloved Community
 
 “But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends. The type of love that I stress here is not eros, a sort of esthetic or romantic love; not philia, a sort of reciprocal love between personal friends; but it is agape which is understanding goodwill for all men. It is an overflowing love which seeks nothing in return. It is the love of God working in the lives of men. This is the love that may well be the salvation of our civilization.”
 
                                                                                                            -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
The annual celebration is coordinated by the OUS Council on Diversity and Inclusion and the Proctorville Center.
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 
 
Tuesday, January 19th - 2:00pm
Location:  Bowman Auditorium, Collins Building
 
INTERFAITH DIALOGUE
The number of people from diverse Faith backgrounds is growing, and there is far more that unites people of different faiths and denomination’s than divide them.  This annual Interfaith Dialogue, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will provide a platform for understanding and respect.  With the ultimate goal ofThey have to provide a) the platform for interfaith understanding and respect;They have to provide a) the platform for interfaith understanding and respect; coming together in pursuit of social justice, human dignity and constructive action on behalf of the common good of all citizens.
 
Panelist: 
Dr. Deron Newman, Instructor, Ohio University Southern and Morehead State University; Minister in the United Methodist Church.
Dr. Ahmad R. Nusair, Associate Professor of Medicine, Marshall University
Rev. Jan Williams, Retired Presbyterian Pastor, Ironton, Ohio
Moderator:  Dr. Charles Jarrett, Chairperson of the OUS Council on Diversity & Inclusion
 
 
Wednesday, January 20th – Noon
Location:  Mains Rotunda, Riffe Building
 
BROWN BAG CONCERT  (Begins at noon)
**Brownbag event scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th postponed due to weather**
11am – 2:00pm - Service Organizations
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve.”     - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Free Blood Pressure Checks – OUS Nursing Department
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Lifeline of Ohio
  • OUS Student Organizations
 
Thursday, January 28th – 6:00pm
Location:  Bowman Auditorium, Collins Building
 
COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Ohio University Southern will host the 24th Annual Community Celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, January. 28, 2016.  This event will be held at 6:00pm in the Bowman Auditorium on the Ironton campus.  Keynote speaker for this year’s celebration is Joan C. Browning. Ms. Browning grew up on a small farm in rural Georgia. She went from picking a hundred pounds of cotton a day to volunteering with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. She participated in the Paine College Steering Committee demonstrations in Augusta, Georgia, in April 1961, and with the Atlanta Student Movement sit ins in Atlanta in 1961-63, and was one of nine Albany Freedom Riders on the last freedom ride.    
In addition, the event will feature a diverse presentation of local performers and musical artist.
As part of our MLK School Supply Drive we are inviting attendees to bring one donation item for the drive.  Drop off boxes will be set up outside of the Bowman Auditorium during the event.
 
January, 19th – 29th
 
MLK SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
MLK School Supply Drive will benefit Lawrence County Elementary Schools. Items will be collected through Jan. 29. Drop off boxes will be established at various locations on the Southern Campus and at the Proctorville Center.
 
January, 19th – 29th
 
I HAVE A DREAM WALL OF INSPIRATION
Students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors are invited to view and or contribute to the MLK Dream Wall of Inspiration located in front of the Bowman Auditorium.  Participants can express (write, paint, draw, etc.) a favorite quote, how Dr. Kings dream has impacted their lives or a message to inspire others.
 
 
For more event information please contact Robert Pleasant at 740.533.4608
 
In case of inclement weather events will be rescheduled at a later date.
Please visit the OUS website at www.ohio.edu/southern for cancellation information.