Life of King remembered
The life of Martin Luther King Jr. will be commemorated this month with events at the University and at the Hospitals.
The University's annual service honoring King will be held at noon Monday, Jan. 17, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. President Sonnenschein will be the featured speaker.
The service will include performances by the William H. Ray School Gospel Chorus, the gospel quartet Heaven Sent and the U of C Dancers.
Martin Luther King Day festivities are organized by the Coordinating Council for Minority Issues, the Martin Luther King Day Committee and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. For more information, call 702-7774.
The Hospitals will recognize King's birthday with the presentation of the 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award. The award is presented to the Hospitals or Biological Sciences Division employee who best exemplifies King's commitment to fellowship, peace and justice. Four finalists will also receive certificates for their public service.
Former Chicago Bulls basketball player Bob Love will be the keynote speaker at the award ceremony, which will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in Room P-117 at the Medical Center. Love is an inspirational speaker who overcame a speech impediment that hindered his efforts to make a living after he retired from professional sports. For more information about the ceremony, call Noreen McGowan at 702-3519.