Expanding Celebrations of Dr. King

At left: Congressman Fattah

The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be celebrated at Penn not just for one day this year, but intensively for the period January 10 to 18--and beyond, into the spring. For the first time, in addition to the central memorial service, faculty, staff and students from several schools are sponsoring events with themes related to their academic missions. For example, U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah (left) will be the keynote speaker at the Graduate School of Education's MLK Commemorative, "Every American Can Make a Difference," at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 15 in Room D-9-10. Congressman Fattah, whose district includes Penn, earned a master's degree here in government administration in 1986. On Thursday, January 18, C. Michael Gooden, president and chairman of Integrated Systems Analysts, will speak at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at 4 p.m.

January 15 Keynote: The University's special guest speaker for the campus-wide MLK Commemorative Evening Program on January 15 is Julius L. Chambers, chancellor of North Carolina Central University (see Compass feature on page 9). For more on the numerous other events at Penn commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., see the January at Penn calendar available both in print (December 12 issue of Almanac) and electronically via Penn's homepage at http://www.upenn .edu/almanac/v42/n15/jancal.html. Also see http://www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk/ for the schedule and for names of the MLK Planning Committee.

Release Time: All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative programs, which will continue through April 23, 1996, according to the Office of the President. Release time has been authorized for staff to attend Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative programs, and supervisors are encouraged to be flexible in granting release time and making arrangements for coverage of responsibilitites. The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be celebrated at Penn not just for one day this year, but intensively for the period January 10 to 18--and beyond, into the spring. For the first time, in addition to the central memorial service, faculty, staff and students from several schools are sponsoring events with themes related to their academic missions. For example, U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah (left) will be the keynote speaker at the Graduate School of Education's MLK Commemorative, "Every American Can Make a Difference," at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 15 in Room D-9-10. Congressman Fatttah, whose district includes Penn, earned a master's degree here in government administration in 1986. On Thursday, January 18, C. Michael Gooden, president and chairman of Integrated Systems Analysts, will speak at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at 4 p.m. January 15 Keynote: The University═s special guest speaker for the campus-wide MLK Commemorative Evening Program on January 15 is Julius L. Chambers, chancellor of North Carolina Central University (see Compass feature on page 9). For more on the numerous other events at Penn commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., see the January at Penn calendar available both in print (December 12 issue of Almanac) and electronically via Penn's homepage at http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/v42/n15/jancal.html. Also see http://www.upenn.edu/vpge/mlk.html for the schedule and for names of the MLK Planning Committee. Release Time: All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative programs, which will continue through April 23, 1996, according to the Office of the President. Release time has been authorized for staff to attend Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative programs, and supervisors are encouraged to be flexible in granting release time and making arrangements for coverage of responsibilitites.