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Jan. 18: MLK Distinguished Service Awards to be presented

martin luther kingPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will present its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the CUB Senior Ballroom. » More …

Jan. 28: Hip hop artist, activist to speak at MLK celebration

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

Jasiri-X-smallPULLMAN, Wash. – Hip hop artist and community activist Jasiri X will deliver the keynote address during Washington State University’s free, public Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the CUB ballroom. » More …

Program set for King Community Celebration

An address by Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. kicks off the 2007 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration in Pullman and Moscow. The celebration concludes with a speech by Martin Luther King III.Pitts’ address is part of the 9 a.m. Jan. 13 Latah County Human Rights Task Force Breakfast, among celebration events coordinated by Washington State University, University of Idaho, and the cities of Pullman and Moscow. The breakfast site is Moscow Junior High School. Tickets, at $6 each, are for sale at Book People in Moscow and, if not sold out, also at the door.King III will speak at 7 … » More …

WSU prof Sturgeon lauded

A WSU professor was among five honorees winning 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards for their outstanding contributions to promoting human rights.Noël Sturgeon, a professor and chair of the Department of Women’s Studies, actively mentors students and consistently teaches the ideals espoused by King inside and outside the classroom, said nominators. She is known to take special interest in supporting junior faculty members — particularly those from underrepresented communities.Others earning a King award are:• Derik Robinson, a University of Idaho student.• Rula Awaad-Rafferty, a UI associate professor in the Department of Interior Design.• The YWCA at WSU.• Gamma Alpha Omega sorority at the … » More …

Nominations taken for MLK awards

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 10, for the WSU/UI Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards. The awards are presented to community members who have demonstrated their commitment to racial harmony and equality in their day-to-day activities and interactions with others.WSU has made the awards since 1988. UI began participating in 2001.The five nomination categories are: faculty, staff, graduate student, undergraduate and community member. An essay, under 500 words, must be submitted explaining how the nominee demonstrated commitment to racial harmony and equality during the past year. Send nominations to oma@uidaho.edu by Jan. 10.Nominators also must describe how nominees meet the … » More …