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Clarkson University Celebrates Martin Luther King Day Monday with Dinner and Performance

Clarkson will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday, January 18, with a dinner, special recognition and performances.

The first Clarkson University Martin Luther King Award recipient will be honored during the dinner. This will be followed by a keynote address and a performance of faculty, staff and student works inspired by the words of King.

The event takes place at 6 p.m. in Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center.

The performance piece was written and created by Jennifer deCoste, Paula Wilmot, Sarah LaFave, and Dominique Paul. Performers include Dan Davis, Rajiv Narula, Stanley Onyewuchi, Elie Rinchere, Dominique Paul, David Champoux, and Brittany Wilkins. It features text and photos selected by Sarah LaFave and an interactive Twitter display conceived by Erin Kennedy.

The dinner is free to students on the meal plan and $10.50 for guests who are not. The dinner will include baked cheese ziti, lemon-peppered chicken, salt potatoes, collard greens, buttered corn, fresh fruit salad, corn bread and rolls, tossed green salad and dressing, beverages and dessert.

The public is invited to attend the event. For reservations, please call 315-268-3785.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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