The Center for Multicultural Education and the Division of Student Affairs at Missouri Western State University have several events planned to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The campus will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The week’s schedule includes:

  • A Day of Service: volunteer students will work on a Habitat for Humanity house Tuesday, Jan. 21. The bus will leave campus at 3 p.m.
  • Drum Major for Justice Awards Banquet: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, Fulkerson Center. There is no cost, but reservations are required by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.
  • Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” screening: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Kemper Recital Hall inside Spratt Hall.
  • Candlelight vigil: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, Blum Student Union and University Plaza.

For more information on any of these events or to make reservations for the banquet Wednesday night, call the Center for Multicultural Education at 816-271-4150 or email

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