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Pat Miller, Lectures, (515) 294-9935


AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University and Ames community events will highlight Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday this year.

Events begin with a community birthday celebration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Boys and Girls Club of Ames, 210 S. Fifth St. ISU carilloneur Tin-Shi Tam will present a concert in honor of Dr. King at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, on Iowa State's central campus.

Dr. King also will be remembered on campus during a musical celebration beginning at noon Friday, Jan. 18, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The Point of Grace Choir and members of the ISU Chamber Choir will perform. There will be a dramatic reading by the World Theatre Group, and remarks by President Gregory Geoffroy, Government of Student Body president Andy Tofilon and Black Student Alliance president Robert Price. A reception with cake will follow.

University offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

A community inter-faith worship service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 416 20th St.

The King celebration will end with a lecture by Jamal-Harrison Bryant on "Living with a Purpose," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Bryant was director of the Youth and College Division of the NAACP when he spearheaded the "Stop the Violence, Start the Love" crusade. Bryant has appeared on CNN, C-Span and "Politically Incorrect" and hosts Baltimore's No. 1 rated Sunday talk show and co-hosts the "Larry Young Morning Show." He also is the founder and pastor of the fastest-growing AME Church in the nation.


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