|January 17, 2014|
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Creativity Requires Action
The spring 2014 semester is off to a great start as returning Northwood students and faculty are busy doing what we do best - everything from classroom education and experiential learning opportunities such as the North American International Auto Show to team competitions, athletic matches, student organization activities, and planning for events through this academic year into the next.
Among the many important activities on which our students and staff were busily working this week were final preparations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. On Monday, January 20, our University will join with the rest of the nation, and people around the world, to celebrate one of history’s most courageous and creative voices in the causes of peace, justice, and opportunity for all. Activities include:
“Commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Living Legacy”
Motown Dance – Food & Dancing
24 Hours of Service
MLK/Diversity Reading Program
“Playing My Part in the Dream: Making the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a Reality”
As highlighted in last week’s message, creativity takes courage, and there are few better examples of this in our age than Dr. King himself. But as his life also demonstrates, creativity requires action and hard work. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability,” observed Dr. King, “but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.”
As we move forward in what is already an exciting and promise-filled year, we celebrate a timeless leader who exemplified the values which define The Northwood Idea.
Have a great weekend.
Keith A. Pretty, J.D.