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

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services PULLMAN, 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.

Guest column: Continuing tradition of excellent MLK speakers

By Marc Robinson, WSU Culture & Heritage Houses director PULLMAN, Wash. – In January, Washington State University will celebrate its 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Community Celebration. The excitement for this event has been building, especially because of the guest speaker, Angela Y. Davis, an internationally known scholar and activist.

Professor, director among MLK service award recipients

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs and Enrollment PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University history professor Ken Faunce and Women’s Resource Center director Turea Erwin are among those selected to receive the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award.

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service planned

PULLMAN, Wash. – Monday, Jan. 20, will be a day of service for Washington State University students, faculty and staff and community members. Projects available through the WSU Center for Civic Engagement will be posted online at in early January.

March changed lives of former WSU employees

Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks during the March on Washington. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)   Related Former WSU Cougar Basketball Coach George Raveling, who stood nearby Martin Luther King, Jr., at the event, also received his written speech. Read the story at WSU Cougars website. To read more about the Ashbys’ experiences, see They […]

Faculty speak, compose music for MLK event

  PULLMAN – WSU Tri-Cities history professor Robert Bauman will deliver the keynote address during WSU Pullman’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in Smith CUE 203. Dedicated in memory of Dean Judy Mitchell and Interim Dean Lenoar Foster, College of Education, the event’s other highlights will include: • “Blues for a […]