|Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week is Jan. 22-26|
Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration week is Jan. 22-26. The theme is "Countdown to 2013: If Walls Could Talk." Events follow.
Monday, Jan. 22
* Film series, "Crash," International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 3 to 5 p.m.
* "The Cost of Being Color Blind," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Speaker/moderator is Kenneth Durgans, vice provost for institute diversity, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Tuesday, Jan. 23
* Roundtable discussion, "Moving Beyond Diversity," River Valley Room, Memorial Union, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Facilitator is Kenneth Durgans.
* Film series, "Joy Luck Club," International Centre, 3 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 24
* Film series, "Higher Learning," Era Bell Thompson Multicultural Center, 2800 University Ave., 3 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 25
* Panel discussion, "Past/Present," BSA presidents (Frank Westley Jackson IV, Farouk Aregbe, Crystal Hayes, Amie Jatta), Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, noon to 1:30 p.m. Moderator is Matsimela Changa Diop.
* Film series, "Selma, Lord, Selma," International Centre, 3 to 5 p.m.
* Open Forum, "The Challenges of Women in the Media," River Valley Room, Memorial Union, 6 to 8 p.m. Speaker is Andria Hall, former CNN anchor.
Friday, Jan. 26
* Martin Luther King Jr. awards luncheon, Ballroom, Memorial Union, 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Keynote speaker is Andria Hall.
* Dance, music from the “Motown Era,” University Armory (ROTC building), UND campus, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Andria Hall has commanded the anchor desk of the world renowned CNN/USA as well as worked in the nation’s number one market at the number one station in New York City. She has been a national news correspondent with FOX. Her work has earned the industry’s prestigious Gabriel and Dupont Awards.
Hall is creator, host and executive producer of the radio program, "The Walk at Work: Committed to Your Calling and Your Career," heard each week on The Sheridan Gospel Network. She has written two books, "This Far by Faith: How to Put God First in Everyday Living," and "The Walk at Work: Seven Steps to Spiritual Success on the Job" (Random House), and which was recently translated this year into Indonesian. It has also been translated into Afrikaans and English for the UK market.
She grew up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on "Preachers Row" where her father is now pastor emeritus of the same church he shepherded for more than 40 years. Her mother is a retired teacher and counselor. She is also host of Faith and Values Media program called America at Worship, which was seen each week on the Hallmark Channel for four years. Currently, the program can be viewed on the Internet at www.faithstreams.com. Hall is also a principle of www.thespiritualview.com; a media group producing online spiritual and inspirational programming for the faith community.
Hall holds an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Virginia University of Lynchburg, and has been featured in The Washington Post, Essence, Ebony, Jet, Precious Times, and other newspapers and publications across the country. In addition to winning the Emmy Award for Hosting, she has garnered numerous journalism awards. She and her husband, who also works in television make their home in New Jersey and have three children.
Kenneth (Ken) B. Durgans, currently serves as the vice provost for institute diversity at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
A native of Springfield, Ohio, he graduated from Yellow Springs High School, received his bachelor's degree in history and political science from Baldwin Wallace College, his master's degree in college student personnel from Kent State University, his master's in school counseling from the University of Dayton and his doctorate in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University. Durgans also completed the acclaimed Harvard University Management Development Program.
His appointments have ranged from such notable institutions as the University of Notre Dame, Wittenberg University, Olivet College, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, and Xavier University. His academic and professional expertise is focused on cross cultural communication and African Centered Scholarship. He is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He is married to Tara Durgans and the father of six children.
For further information, please contact Multicultural Student Services at 777-4259.