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DSU to Host Dedication in Observance of MLK Jr. Day

January 30, 2015

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

As part of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dixie State University and the DSU Black Student Union will host a lecture and dedication on Tuesday, January 20, at 12 noon, at the Gardner Student Center Lounge. The event is free and open to all DSU students, faculty, staff and the community to attend.

The event will feature a keynote lecture delivered by Dr. Bryan K. Hotchkins, who serves as a postdoctoral research associate in the University of Utah’s Political Science Department. Dr. Hotchkins is a frequent guest lecturer on the topic of race relations within higher education. He has also been published in several higher education and public administration journals.

Following the lecture, DSU President Dr. Richard B. Williams will dedicate a new light post at the Gardner Center that will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“DSU’s Black Student Union thought it would be wonderful to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Christina Duncan, DSU Assistant to the President for Diversity and DSU BSU advisor. “[Dr. King] was about inclusiveness and working together for the good of the whole. The BSU’s goal is to work together with every member of our campus to move forward and work together and this celebration is doing just that. This event is aiding in the education and facilitation of a better cultural understanding on campus and in the community.”

In addition to the event, the DSU Black Student Union is sponsoring a special screening of the recently released feature film, “Selma,” that evening at the Pine View Megaplex Theater at 7:40 p.m. Tickets are available at the DSU Dean of Students office for $6, $3 for DSU students and faculty and staff with current ID.

For more information on the lecture and dedication, please contact DSU Black Student Union Advisor and Assistant to the President for Diversity Christina Duncan at 435-652-7927/Duncan@dixie.edu.