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MVNU will host Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast

Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in conjunction with Kenyon College and the Knox County community, will host the 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 20, from 9-11 a.m., in Foster Hall located inside Ariel Arena, on the MVNU campus. Reservations are required.

With the theme, “Where do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community,” the breakfast and program will feature speaker Mr. Jonathan Tazewell, Thomas S. Turgeon Professor of Drama, Kenyon College.

The morning’s program will also include breakfast, the presentation of the 2020 Beulah Apostolic Award, the MLK essay contest recipients, and First-Knox National Bank Book Award winners.

There will be special musical guests and community responses from MVNU President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, Kenyon College President Dr. Sean Decatur, Mount Vernon Mayor Matthew Starr, and Gambier Mayor Leeman Kessler.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are needed. The MLK Legacy Committee, Kenyon College, and MVNU sponsor the annual event.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Trinia Huddleston, 740-397-9000 ext. 4600 or Emily Shakel, 740-427-5846. The reservation deadline is Jan. 14.

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 14 countries/U.S. territories.