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January 23, 2008

“Be the Dream” was the theme of a day-long celebration on campus Monday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through events featuring conversations, song, dance, classroom discussions, art displays, and quiltmaking, the OWU and Delaware communities joined forces to share their vision for how to live Dr. King’s dream of peace and equality today.

Kicking off the day, Celebration Breakfast keynote speaker Frank Hale Jr., Ph.D., vice provost and professor emeritus at The Ohio State University, recalled the changes in opportunities experienced within his lifetime as a result of Dr. King’s influence. “He taught us how to live. He taught us how to give,” Hale noted.

“King specialized in the impossible,” Hale added. “When he died, he transcended the impossible.” Hale urged the group to follow Dr. King’s example by working to better their world for others. “There are those who have little in life and give it all,” he reflected. “It’s good to give WHEN asked. It’s better to give UNASKED. That is the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.”

Click here for a gallery of photos from this event.

(Photo courtesy of Malcolm Sales)

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The accomplishments and opinions of Ohio Wesleyan students, faculty, alumni, and staff are regularly featured in the media. Here are some recent examples:
♦ Jan. 19: Richard North Patterson ’68 discusses his new book, “The Race,” in Business Day’s The Weekender. Link
♦ Jan. 19: The Rev. Kevin D. Bean ’76 discusses his selection as rector of All Saints Church in the Worchester (Mass.) Telegram. Link
♦ Jan. 20: Emeritus Professor Hugh Harter discusses his affinity for poetry in the Portsmouth Herald. Link
♦ Jan. 21: Dean Hood ’86 is announced as the new head football coach for Eastern Kentucky University in the Richmond (Ky.) Register. Link
♦ Jan. 22: OWU student Katie Jones ’08 discusses how prospective college students use Facebook and other online social networks in an Associated Press article that appeared in newspapers around the nation, including USA Today. Link