McMurry University Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy

  Gary Ellison
  Monday, January 12, 2015 10:56 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Diversity Affairs Council of McMurry University will be promoting several MLK remembrance events on campus this week.

The first spring chapel service will feature Dr. Joel Olufowote at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, speaking about unity-in-diversity as a call to Christ-like love and as a way to honor and observe the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. His sermon is titled Stop Being God and Keep Being Jesus based on Ephesians 5:1-2. Dr. Olufowote is the founder of McMurry’s Diversity Affairs Council.

On Friday, Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. McMurry students and staff will be able to test their knowledge about Dr. King in the Garrison Campus Center for a chance to win a selection of prizes. 

In honor of MLK's most iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, the steps leading to the library will be filled with a number of blank footprints. On these footprints, students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to jot down what their "Dream" is for making the world a better place.

Representatives from the Diversity Affairs Council will collect the "dream filled" footprints in the late afternoon and determine the top three "dream changing" notes. The winners will be presented with the first McMurry MLK prize for being visionaries in the spirit of Rev. King. 

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