The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Committee of West Point announced plans for a Jan. 20 celebration.
Raising a champagne toast with tuxedoed friends at midnight is one way to usher in a new year. As is dazzling the neighborhood kids with fireworks before retiring to a cozy sofa with hot chocolate. But gulping for breath in thin, frigid air? Inching upward on leaden legs through shifting volcanic scree and then snow? In the dark? Who does that?
Dream 365 announces its 2014 award recipients in association with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Columbus Jan. 13-20. The awards are identified by three categories: Unsung Heroes, Oasis of Freedom and Justice, and Student Essay and Creative Arts.
Mississippi University for Women's Office of Outreach and Innovation will offer 42 non-credit courses as part of its community Life Enrichment Program this spring.
Mississippi University for Women now has a Mock Trial team, which will compete in regional competitions in February in Jackson.
"If you look at where we are today and we try to make plans for where we will go tomorrow, you have to remember how you got to where you are," said Learnard Dickerson. With the Rev. Tony Montgomery and Lavonne Harris, he is a co-founder of Dream 365, a now week-long commemoration in Columbus of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mississippi University for Women professor Shawn Dickey, and student Tshering Lama Sherpa, will be recognized at the Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Tuesday, Feb. 18.