Illinois Wesleyan to Host Martin Luther King Jr. Campus Visit Day

January 11, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Jan. 18, Illinois Wesleyan will host a college visit day for at-risk youth in the area. Information concerning Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message will be included throughout the day. The event will begin at 9 a.m. in the Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center Auditorium (1211 Park St., Bloomington). The schedule follows:

10:15 a.m.

Youths will learn background information on King via a video presentation.

10:30 a.m.

Visitors will learn about King’s message of educational equality and justice through a reading of an excerpt of one of his speeches. The Rev. Hope Luckie will also offer some words of encouragement.

11 a.m.

Illinois Wesleyan students will form a discussion panel. The students will share their backgrounds and why they chose to attend IWU. Youths will have the opportunity to ask the students questions. Participating in the panel are Teresa Banks (first-year student), Kindred Cook (senior), Zahra Lalani (first-year student), Ashley Roberts(first-year student), Colin Schofield (sophomore), and Kamaya Thompson (sophomore).

11:30 a.m.

Illinois Wesleyan students will give college visit day attendees campus tours in groups of 3 or 4.

12 p.m.

Youths will eat lunch in the Turfler Room of the Commons in the Memorial Center (104 University St., Bloomington) with IWU students. Khair Sadrud-Din, an admission counselor, will speak to the youths about being admitted to college and answer questions. Following Sadrud-Din’s talk, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. College Visit Day attendees will receive an IWU souvenir and a certificate of participation.

The day’s events will conclude at 1:30 p.m. For additional information contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (309) 556-3412.

Contact: Kasey Evans ’12, (309) 556-3181