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Widener to Commemorate MLK Through Service

January 17, 2014
Crozer Old Main

Widener’s Old Main is not the only Old Main in Chester. Monday’s wreath-laying in honor of MLK will take place at the Old Main building on the Crozer-Chester Medical Center campus.

By Maria Klecko ’15

A full schedule of events on Monday will include members of the Widener and Chester communities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. where King began his ministry education.

A wreath-laying ceremony will take place in Crozer-Chester Medical Center’s Old Main building at 1 p.m. to memorialize Dr. King’s time studying in the Crozer Theological Seminary. Another event will be held on the Crozer campus at 2 p.m. in Clark Auditorium featuring a presentation by Reverend Clifford Johnson of Shiloh Baptist Church and his church choir from Wilmington, Delaware. Both of these events are open to the public.

The Widener community will celebrate King with a full slate of other service-oriented events: a mural arts project and various activities including health clinics provided by students from Widener’s Institute of Physical Therapy Education at the Boys & Girls Club of Chester; sorting clothes at the Better Living Center; reorganizing the library at Stetser Elementary School; treating needy residents at a health clinic run by the School of Nursing and the Widener Community Nursing Clinic at Cityteam; painting areas and updating bulletin boards at the STEM Academy at Showalter High School; designing puzzle pieces as part of a “We’re All Widener” activity in the University Center Atrium; and holding an annual commemoration of King’s life sponsored by the Black Student Union in Alumni Auditorium.

For more information about Widener’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, please visit the complete agenda.

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