• A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative

Hartwick's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was honored by the Corporation for National and Community Service during 2002, for providing an opportunity to engage students in community service on the Federal holiday honoring Dr. King. Hartwick continues this tradition each year with events ranging from a five-day period to just two days of activities.

Hartwick College devoted this year's tribute to The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting the following campus wide programs:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Library, Yager Hall - DVD, "The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King: I Have a Dream"
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the U.S. Pluralism Center, 101 Bresee Hall - Opening of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Civil Rights Exhibit. This exhibit will also commemorate the 2014 African American History Month theme, "Civil Rights in America," and will include for the first time original items regarding the African American Civil Rights Journalist Alice Dunnigan and magazine issues of the 1960s. For the first time, paintings will be exhibited of leading personalities of the abolitionist movement who advocated for the ending of slavery and for civil rights during the 1800s. Such personalities include Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Dred Scott, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, and several others. These items are being shared via the privately-owned Matthews Collection.

Monday, January 20, 2014

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Library, Yager Hall - DVD, "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement"
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Commons in Dewar Hall - Civil Rights Quiz Game
  • 1 - 1:45 p.m. in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall- The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Admissions Program for visiting students; PowerPoint presentation by Matthews connecting Hartwick College to the early fight for freedom and Civil Rights. This event is open to prospective students and their families.
  • 5 - 7 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar Student Union - The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Discussion sponsored by PALS. While this event is free and open to the public, reserved seating is limited and advance registration is required. Please reserve your seat by e-mailing pals@hartwick.edu.

To learn more about any of the commemorative events listed above, contact Associate Dean and Director of U.S. Pluralism Programs Harry Matthews at 607-431-4428 or at matthewsh@hartwick.edu.