PULLMAN, Wash. — Jan. 7 is the deadline for nominations for the
Washington State University Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service
Awards for the year 2000.

As part of the university’s 13th annual celebration honoring King, the WSU
MLK awards committee will present awards to outstanding undergraduate and
graduate students, members of the faculty and staff, and community members,
said a committee representative.

Awards will be presented during the WSU Martin Luther King Jr. celebration
program. It begins 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.
Program keynote speaker is Dorothy Cotton, a King colleague.

The committee invites nominations from students, faculty and staff,
community members, family members, and friends. Those nominated should
embrace or practice “the principles of umoja (unity), ujima (collective work and
responsibility), nia (purpose) and kujichagulia (self-determination). Nominees
should show their commitment to racial harmony, equality and equity for all.”

According to committee guidelines, award recipients should show commitment
to the ideals and principles of the Rev. King and should have assisted WSU
with advancing equality and equity throughout the university. Recipients
should have participated in at least two Multicultural Student Services
programs, activities and/or projects, worked with Multicultural Student
Services in implementing its visions and directions, provided mentoring to
incoming and/or transfer students of color, or made significant contributions
to the WSU, University of Idaho, Pullman and Moscow, Idaho, ethnic
communities.

Nomination forms are available in the Office of Multicultural Student Services,
Lighty Student Services Building, Room 190, or by calling the office at
509/335-7852. Questions concerning nominations may be directed to Steve
Nakata at 509/335-7852 or Felicia Gaskins at 509/335-6648.

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