Students from Local Schools and Pace to Read Winning Essays at MLK Commemoration

In honor of his inspirational vision and never-ending quest for social justice, Pace University is proud to sponsor its 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program on Friday, January 27, 2006 (snow date: Monday, January 30th). The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12 Noon. Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. outside of the main Dining Hall located inside the Kessel Campus Center.

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Cara Halstead Cea, Public Information, Pace University
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6TH ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMEMORATION PROGRAM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27

Students from Mahopac Middle School, Croton-Harmon High School and Pace University will read their winning essays

In honor of his inspirational vision and never-ending quest for social justice, Pace University is proud to sponsor its 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program on Friday, January 27, 2006 (snow date: Monday, January 30th). The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12 Noon. Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. outside of the main Dining Hall located inside the Kessel Campus Center.

WHEN: January 27, 2006, 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
WHERE: Pace University’s Pleasantville campus, entrance 3, Kessel Campus Center, Dining Room A
WHO: This event is open to the public and Pace community.

PACE UNIVERSITY MLK ESSAY CONTEST 2006 WINNERS:
• Matt Eaton, Mahopac Middle School
• Lenna Stahl, Croton-Harmon High School
• Shirley Idumonyi, Pace University

PACE UNIVERSITY MLK EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD WINNERS:
• Dr. Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University
• Megan DiChiara, Sophomore, School of Education, Pace University

This year’s MLK Commemoration program will once again feature a hearty, traditional southern-style breakfast, remarks by Pace University President David A. Caputo, and local area high school students and Pace University students will read their winning essays for Pace University’s 4th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest.

The featured performance of the event will be “The Meeting,” a play based on a fictional meeting between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. In this moving work, playwright Jeff Stetson imagines for us what a clandestine meeting might have been like between two of the most influential men of our time. This fictional meeting takes place in a shabby Harlem hotel room in February, 1965. Within a week, Malcolm will be assassinated and in three short years, Dr. King will also become martyred to the crusade for freedom. This play, performed by three men who also call their group The Meeting, sold out hundreds of performances in previous venues.

Founded in 1906, Pace University educates achievers who are engaged with critical issues both locally and globally. Known for its outcome-oriented environment that prepares students to succeed in a wide-range of professions, Pace has three campuses, including New York City (downtown and midtown Manhattan), Westchester (Pleasantville, Briarcliff, and the White Plains Graduate Center), and the Pace School of Law in White Plains. The Pace Hudson Valley Center is located in Orange County New York. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls more than 14,000 students in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Ivan G. Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, and School of Education. Visit Pace University at www.pace.edu.

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