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Drum Major Awards banquet highlights MLK Week activities

19 December 2017, Comments: Comments Off on Drum Major Awards banquet highlights MLK Week activities

The Center for Multicultural Education at Missouri Western State University is now taking reservations for the 2018 Drum Major for Justice Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Enright Community Room, Spratt Hall room 214-216. The banquet is free but reservations are required by Jan. 12.

The Drum Major for Justice Awards Banquet celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Dono Gilliam will provide entertainment on the saxophone, and guest speaker Terri Houston will offer encouraging words. Drum Major for Justice Awards will be presented to one student, one member of the St. Joseph community and one Missouri Western employee who demonstrate a commitment to social justice and multicultural education service. Nominations for the awards are being accepted through Jan. 10 at

To RSVP for the banquet, email, or call 816-271-4150.

The banquet is part of a week-long celebration of Dr. King:

  • Monday, Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday, campus closed
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16: “I Have a Dream” table, Blum Student Union lobby, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by and sign a banner while learning about the week’s events.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18: Movie Night: The recent biographical film “Marshall,” about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, will be shown at 7 p.m. in Blum 222-223.
  • Friday, Jan. 19, Community Service. Students will meet in Blum 207 at 2:30 p.m. and travel to a Habitat for Humanity site to work. Sign up in advance in Blum 207, email, or call 816-271-4150.

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

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