The Center for Multicultural Education and the Division of Student Affairs at Missouri Western State University will hold the annual Drum Major for Justice Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Enright Community Room, Spratt Hall 214-216. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required by Friday, Jan. 17. Call 816-271-4150 or email to reserve a spot at the banquet.

“If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice,” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Drum Major for Justice Awards honor the legacy of the civil rights leader. A member of the St. Joseph community, a Missouri Western student and a Missouri Western employee will be honored for their commitment to social justice, multicultural education and, in the case of student nominees, academic excellence.

Nominations for the Drum Major for Justice Awards will be accepted through Wednesday, Jan. 15. Nomination forms are available at

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit