2015 MLK Celebration "And Still I Rise"

The goal of the 2015 MLK Celebration is to engage members of the campus and local community in conversations that recognize the diversity of experiences and viewpoints of people with intersecting identities, such as those who identify as inter-racial, inter-cultural or of mixed religious background.  As we seek to live Dr. King's legacy, we seek to broaden our understandings of the intricacies of our roots.   19th Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, will deliver the Commemorative presentation.


Jan 27, Tues, 5:30pm, MUB Rm 338-340, wall display unveiling and Panel Discussion: Identities, Language and Taking Action
Feb, 4, Wed,
7-8:30pm, Johnson Theater,
PCAC, Commemorative Address with Natasha Trethewey
Feb 5, Thurs, 12:45-2:00pm, MUB Strafford Rm, MLK Conversation Forum, Changing the World One Poem at a Time
Feb 8, Sun, 4:00-5:30pm, MLK Spiritual Celebration, Durham Community Church
Feb 10, Tues, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, MUB Strafford Rm, Kane Smego, Exploring the Power of Spoken Word
Feb 18-22, Theatrical Performance: Keep on Walkin

And more . . .
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Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Making Excellence Inclusive NH SUMMIT: Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire

On April 20, 2012, the 2nd Biennial Inclusive Excellence Statewide Summit was held in Bedford, NH with the theme "Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire".  The emphasis of the Summit was to engage campus leaders in a dialogue on ways to sustain institutional change, develop institutional and community collaborations, and leverage networks while building engaged learning communities in the face of New Hampshire's changing demographics. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, was the keynote speaker for this event.  To view the video (click here).
For a copy of the Summit Program (click here)
More info on Dr. Hrabowski (watch video)


Alumni Excellence Through Diversity Lecture Program

Distinguished alumnus John Laymon '73, President and sole owner of JRL Enterprises, Inc., one of the largest Minority businesses in Pittsburgh, recently spoke about his UNH experiences as an engineering major and athlete. He also discussed his rise to business ownership and his continued efforts to promote diversity in his field, community, and personal work. Laymon was the first African American to graduate from UNH with a degree in Mechanical Engineering