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College to Host MLK Student Voice Day

January 15, 2021

The College of Idaho, with the help of the campus’s AFRO (African-Americans, Friends, Relatives, and Others) Club, will host a series of events on Monday, January 18, in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The educational event is called, “MLK Student Voice Day.” The schedule consists of events taking place on-campus, off-campus, and online.

“To truly personalize learning, student voice is essential,” said Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Inclusion and Intercultural Engagement Arnoldo Hernandez. “It’s really not possible to have personalized learning without it. How will you know how to best provide instruction in or outside the classroom for your students if you don’t know what they care about, or how they learn? Let’s continue to make student voices heard here at The College of Idaho.”

The day begins in the morning when eight students will go to Farmway Village outside of Caldwell to perform a service project. Then, at 1:30, the College will host a poverty simulation inside the Kathryn Albertson International Center (KAIC) before an online forum at 3:00, a student-led ‘teach-in,” moderated by Education Associate Professor Kevin Talbert, where students will share their perspectives and experiences at the College. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in the poverty simulation and online teach-in.

For more information on MLK Student Voice Day, please contact Arnoldo Hernandez.

The College of Idaho has a 130-year-old legacy of excellence. The College is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition, and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, 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