SVC Plans Observances Jan. 15, 20, and 23 to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

by Public Relations | Jan 09, 2018

Jan. 9, 2018

Three days of observances on Monday, Jan. 15, Saturday, Jan. 20, and  Tuesday, Jan. 23, featuring a memorial Mass, dream center, day of service, dinner and guest speaker are planned at Saint Vincent College to memorialize the late Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968. The observance activities are scheduled so that Saint Vincent students and faculty who were on semester break will be able to participate.

All events except the evening program, which includes dinner, are free and open to the public. Tickets for the Jan. 23 program are required for entry. Attendees can make a reservation by email at  or in person at the Campus Life Office in the Robert S. Carey Student Center during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The Jan. 15 observance will begin with a Dream Center in the Robert S. Carey Student Center lounge from 1 to 3 p.m. and a Mass in the Mary, Mother of Wisdom Student Chapel in the Robert S. Carey Student Center at 4:15 p.m.

Members of the Visionaries of H.O.P.E. and the Office of Multicultural Student Life will create a dream center in the lounge of the Carey Student Center, along with an opportunity to participate in arts and crafts and other activities.

Jan. 20 will be the day of service sponsored in partnership with the office of service learning. This will provide students, faculty, staff and others who choose to participate an opportunity to be involved in service projects around the Latrobe area. To register to participate, contact Jessica Parsons at 724-805-2288.

The Jan. 23 program will take place in the Fred M. Rogers Center beginning at 4:30 p.m. with guest speaker Dr. Anthony Leach, professor of music and music education at Penn State University and director of the Essence of Joy Choir. A joint concert will be presented by Essence of Joy and the Saint Vincent Camerata.

The celebration is under the direction of Ishmael Solomon, assistant director of residence and multicultural student life at Saint Vincent.

For further information about the MLK Celebration or to reserve tickets please contact the Office of Campus Life at 724-805-2564 or


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