MVNU to Host Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast
January 20, 2014
MOUNT VERNON, OHIO - On January 20, MVNU will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast, "The Voice Still Speaks," from 9 - 11 a.m. in Foster Hall, located in the brand-new Ariel Arena. This event is free and open to the public; RSVP is required by Jan. 15.
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast is sponsored by The King Legacy Committee, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and Kenyon College. The morning will feature keynote speaker Linette Porter-Metler, a presentation of the Ariel Spirit of the Vision Award, and performances by the Student Musical Group ("Todos Por El") and the MVNU Student Dance Ministry.
Linette Porter-Metler is the Community Relations Director for the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County. She is an avid volunteer for Knox County community organizations and has worked on the Underground Railroad Project for 30 years. She previously served as the Health and Safety Director of the American Red Cross of Knox County.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King Jr., 1963.
To reserve your spot at the breakfast by January 15, or for more information, please contact Ruth Hamill at (740) 397-9000, ext. 4600, or Lori Shults at (740) 427-5846. Admission is free; RSVP is required.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 29 states and 12 countries/U.S. territories.