MLK planners seek emcees, entertainers, essayists
When the University of Wisconsin-Parkside celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, students will play major roles in the event. They will serve as masters and mistresses of ceremonies and entertainers; they will be award-winning essayists, and be among the people honored for serving the community.
Here's how to start: Audition!
The MLK Celebration Planning Committee holds auditions Oct. 30, Oct. 31, and Nov. 2 for emcees and entertainers. Entertainers can perform theater pieces, poetry, spoken word, dance, sing, or play a musical instrument. You can audition individually or as a group.
Dates and times for the auditions are:
- Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.;
- Wednesday, Oct. 31 from noon-1:30 p.m.; or
- Friday, Nov. 2 from 10-11 a.m.
Sign up for a 10-minute audition at the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs in room D182 of Wyllie Hall. Individual auditions are available upon request.
UW-Parkside Student Essay Contest
Rather write than dance or sing? Then enter the UW-Parkside Student Essay Contest. The topic asks the questions: "Have we/society reached the end of Dr. King's journey? Is his dream a reality? Why or why not?
Entries must relate the writer's personal ideas or experiences and show an understanding of Dr. King's ideals in 400 typewritten words. Essays are judged on sentence structure, clarity of thought, spelling, content, development of thought, and grammar. The first prize winner receives $100 and plaque. Entries must be submitted on or before Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
UW-Parkside Community Service AwardThe UW-Parkside MLK Community Service Award honors student leaders who have demonstrated the vision and mission of the Rev. King through campus and community service. Nominees should be visionaries who are laying the foundation to realize Dr. King's Dream. Nomination forms are available in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, room D182 of Wyllie Hall. Send nominations to the attention of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee.