Martin Luther King Day Convocation, Open House Monday

From The Register-Mail:
Knox College will present its annual Martin Luther King Day Convocation at 11 a.m. Monday in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, on the Knox campus. It is free and open to the public.

Duane Oldfield, associate professor of political science, will give the convocation address, “The Civil Courage of Martin Luther King.” Two speakers will read their own poems — Fred Hord, professor and chair of Black Studies; and Monica Prince, a junior from Lakewood, Colo. Daniel McDavitt, visiting instructor in music, will conduct the Knox College Choir.

A member of the Knox College faculty since 1995, Oldfield studies social movements, religion and politics, and the impact of globalization on communities. King, a civil rights leader, minister and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was assassinated in 1968. Jan. 15 is the anniversary of King’s birthday, and the national holiday is celebrated on the third Monday in January.

Also on Monday, the Knox College Office of Admission will have an open house for prospective students and families that includes class visits; guided tours of academic, athletic and residential facilities; and workshops and informational sessions with faculty, admission and financial aid counselors, coaches and students.

Students can register for the open house with the Office of Admission, online at or by calling 341-7100.