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Olivet College to host Martin Luther King Jr. Day events
Jan 08, 2010

Olivet College students, faculty and staff will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of events Monday, Jan. 18. All events are free and open to the public.

Activities will commence with a bell ringing ceremony at 11 a.m. in the College Square, followed by a student poetry reading (weather permitting).

A Presidential Luncheon featuring Olivet College President Donald Tuski will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Kirk Centers Oaks Dining Room. Following the luncheon, the Honorable Judge Denise Page Hood, Olivet College Board of Trustees member, will present a lecture titled Responsibility to Self and the Community at 1:30 p.m. in Mott Auditorium.

Hood was nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the Senate in 1994 to serve as the United States district judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. She presides over numerous criminal and civil matters. Prior to serving in this capacity, she served on the state court benches of 36th District Court, Recorders Court, and Wayne County Circuit Court and has worked as assistant corporation counsel in the City of Detroit Law Department.

Hood also serves as chair of the Michigan State Planning Board for legal services, the State Bar Pro Bono Initiatives Committee, and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation Board. She is past president of the Detroit Bar Association and the Association of Black Judges of Michigan.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events are sponsored by the colleges African American Culture Center. For more information, call (269) 749-7750.


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