College recognizes MLK Jr. with day full of events

On Monday, Jan. 18, the nation will celebrate one of the most influential leaders of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. Joining in the celebration, The College of Idaho will host a day of campus-wide recognition and special events.

“The College of Idaho has designated MLK Day as a day of special recognition wherein energies generally devoted to classes are channeled toward reflection on human rights and the social justice values extolled by Dr. King,“ said Paul Bennion, C of I vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

A schedule of events is as follows:

10-11 a.m. – United Way Poverty Simulation (KAIC 107)

1-2:30 p.m. – Keynote Address “Today Matters: Building Our Community's Legacy” by Dr. Larry Roper and dessert reception - Hosted by the President’s Office (Langroise Recital Hall and Lobby)

3-4 p.m. – Bafa Bafa Diversity Simulation (KAIC 107)

6:30-7:30 p.m. – Choir performance (Jewett Auditorium)

8-9:30 p.m. – The Color of Conscience documentary screening (McCain Movie Theater)

The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit