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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Monday, January 20, 2014

MSSU MLK Day of Service is a vibrant, campus and community program. This year, we celebrate with many of our time-honored traditions and some new program features.

Each of the following programs is described in detail below.

MLK Breakfast

Date: Monday, January 20, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Place: Connor Ballroom, Billingsly Student Center, MSSU; 3950 Newman Road, Joplin, MO
Guest Speaker:  Jerrod Hogan, founder of Rebuild Joplin

You can simply pay at the door with cash, credit and debit cards. Reserve a ticket for $5 per person.

The Online Reservation is closed. Tickets can still be purchased at the door on January 20.

 "Helping Hands: Community Collage" Artistic Display/Project

The guests at the MLK Breakfast will trace their own hand onto construction paper; each hand will then be added to a large collage created by MSSU associate professor of Art Josie Mai and student Art majors. The piece will be completed and revealed to the attendees at the conclusion of the program.

Tuesday, January 21

Volunteer Fair

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Place: Billingsly Student Center 2nd Floor Foyer

Sign up for a day or more of service to whatever organization you choose!

Area Volunteer and Non-Profit Organizations will set up a table in the lobby of Billingsly Student Center to give out information and welcome new volunteers. In the spirit of "what are you doing for others," come and sign up for a day or more of service with your preferred organization. 

Students and other community members area also invited.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to provide MSSU students with information on the volunteer opportunities that your organization has to offer.

To reserve a table, contact Landon Adams at (417) 625-9665. 

The first 10 volunteer organizations to sign up receive two tickets per organization to the January 20 Breakfast!

mlk photoTuesday, 
January 28                 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Impersonations by Brother Moses

Transport yourself in time to Chicago on the night of August 27,1967. The Voting Rights Act was passed two years earlier but Dr. King is frustrated with progress in Civil Rights.  With the help of Dr. King impersonator Brother Moses, allow yourself to be caught up in the movement that changed the country forever.  Location: Cornell Auditorium

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Times:  1 p.m. - "Let Freedom Ring           
              7 p.m. - "A Knock at Midnight

Place: Cornell Auditorium, Plaster Hall

Greenfair Moses, III, aka Brother Moses is the foremost authority and purveyor of the Speeches and sermons of Dr. King in the world. Martin Luther King 111 remarked that Brother Moses' voice was the closest to his father's that he'd ever heard. Brother Moses was the first to portray Dr. King on Capitol Hill in the initial movement to make Dr King's birthday a national holiday. He was also the first to portray Dr King before both houses of the Virginia Assembly in its first official recognition of Dr. King's birthday.

e has performed before Presidents, Kings, Governors, Government leaders, students, prisoners, from Capitol Hill to juvenile detention centers, on stages great and small, in movies, television, radio, from the steps of the Capitol, to the cafeterias of elementary schools. He has won numerous awards for his reenactments of Dr. King's speeches and community service. The famous art critic Richard Coe called his performance "dazzling." Brother Moses is the performer you want to see. Whether it's one of Dr. King's sermons or speeches, or the play "Let Freedom Ring" the life and times of Dr. King. It will be a moving and enlightening experience.

This event will feature an opening performance by the MSSU Chamber Singers.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Event Sponsorship

Sponsor one or more tables at the MLK Day Breakfast!

(Special Offer: $50 per table if 5 or more tables sponsored)

1. Six tickets per table sponsored for the breakfast at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 in Connor Ballroom, Billingsly Student Center.

2. You choose whether or not to fill the table(s). Any remaining seats will be offered to community volunteers, community members or students.

3. Table tent on each sponsored table.

4. Company listing in the printed programs.

5. Company mention at program.

For information: Call (417) 625.9875 • Fax: (417) 659.4450 • Email: