Martin Luther King Jr. Day service to feature Dixie

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2009-01-09
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a commemoration service that will feature speaker Dr. Quinton Dixie, assistant professor of philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

The service will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 19 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Dixie earned his Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary. His research interests include African-American religious history, religion and labor, hip-hop and spirituality, and religion and the Civil Rights Movement.

The service also will include special music.

For more information, contact Jesse Brown, assistant director of student development, at (260) 359-4028.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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