In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Heidelberg University is to sponsor several celebrations as well as an opportunity for service to the community.
Although the university is to be closed Jan. 16, people on campus are to participate in a day of service. Students, faculty and staff are to visit local churches, agencies and organizations in need to perform community service projects a "day on" in service rather than a "day off" in rest. The day is to begin at noon with an opening ceremony in Wickham Great Hall.
Monday evening, the campus is to participate in the Tiffin-Seneca County community dinner and service to celebrate King's life. Heidelberg is jointly sponsoring the event with Tiffin University and community members. Dinner is to be at 6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St.
Reservations are required for dinner. There is no charge for the first 20 students who make a reservation. The cost for faculty and staff is $10 per person and $5 for children 4-10. Reservations are required by Thursday and can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the evening program, the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Awards are to be presented.
The campus community is to come together again Jan. 17 for the annual celebration. The program is to be based on the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, recently dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Reader's Theatre is to celebrate 14 quotations from King. Clyde W. Pickett, director of Office of Multicultural Development at Ohio Northern University, is to offer a call to action.
The free program is to begin at 11 a.m. in Ohl Concert Hall.