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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Bozeman set for Jan. 15, lecture Jan. 18

January 13, 2012


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The Office of Community Involvement invites the campus community to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a community event Sunday, Jan. 15, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Emerson Cultural Center.

The free family friendly program will feature live music, Mexican food, a performance by actor Chris McIntyre, a peace parade and the One Million Ways club from Chief Joseph Middle School.

For those interested in exploring ways to serve in the local area, representatives from non-profits will be participating.

For more information, visit Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Bozeman, Montana on Facebook, call 994-7571 or visit www.montana.edu/community. Patrons with special needs are encouraged to contact the event coordinator to make arrangements for attendance.

On Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Gaylon Ferguson will deliver the 2012 Montana State University Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture, "Fearless Compassion: MLK's Vision of Beloved Community," in SUB Ballroom A. The event is free and open to the public.

Ferguson is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and the author of "Natural Wakefulness-Discovering the Wisdom We are Born With." He also is an associate professor of interdisciplinary studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colo.

Ferguson's lecture will be followed by a book signing and meditation instruction. The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities with special assistance from Graciela Marin. For more information call 994-3591.