North Central College - Naperville, IL

Weeklong events celebrate the legacy of Dr. King

Dr. Cornel West, MLK Week keynote speaker
North Central College celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full week of special events, Jan. 17-24.

North Central College celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full week of special events, Jan. 17-24, that honor and remember one of the most important figures of the 20th century. King spoke in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in 1960.

Events include a keynote address by Dr. Cornel West, service project, prayer breakfast, films, gospel music concert, and community forum featuring panelists from the campus and local communities. This year’s theme for MLK Week is “A Journey Defined.”

MLK Week celebrates College’s history of building bridges among cultures

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
North Central College’s Martin Luther King Week, Jan. 15-21, features musical tributes, prayer breakfast, keynote presentation by Tavis Smiley and more.

North Central College invites members of the community to join its annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a weeklong lineup of events Jan. 15-21, 2012.

This year’s theme “Where do we go from here?” will honor and remember King with musical tributes, a prayer breakfast, activities and keynote presentation by talk show host, political commentator and entrepreneur Tavis Smiley Jan. 19.

Filmmaker Spike Lee to speak during Martin Luther King Week

North Central College presents filmmaker Spike Lee as the keynote speaker during its 2011 Martin Luther King Week celebration.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 4, 2011)—In one of the first major public events during its Sesquicentennial year, North Central College presents filmmaker Spike Lee as the keynote speaker during its 2011 Martin Luther King Week celebration.

College presents 22nd annual Gospel Extravaganza Jan. 23

A collection of choirs will perform rousing spiritual pieces Jan. 23 when North Central College presents its 22nd annual Gospel Extravaganza.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

A collection of choirs will perform rousing spiritual pieces Jan. 23 when North Central College presents its 22nd annual Gospel Extravaganza.

The Gospel Extravaganza is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults, $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit httphttp://www.northcentralcollege.edu/show.

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