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MLK Grant application deadline nears

Nov. 26, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Organizers of the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Western Michigan University will be accepting applications for sponsored programs and activities until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19.

WMU departments, offices, individuals and organizations, including Registered Student Organizations, are invited to apply for funding grants to support projects that they would like to schedule between Monday, Jan. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 28.

The University will be celebrating King's life and work throughout both January and February and will be using the same 2009 theme as the greater Kalamazoo community--"Reclaiming Our Voice: Connecting With the Beloved Community."

Funding proposals submitted for WMU activities and programs should relate to that theme. Applicants will be notified as to whether they have been awarded a grant.

Those who are not requesting funding assistance are asked to also submit proposals for each of their special events so that these events can be included in all of WMU's publicity for the 2009 MLK celebration.

The celebration is being organized by the University's MLK Planning Committee under the auspices of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Tony Dennis, associate director of diversity recruitment for the Graduate College, is serving as committee chair.

An application form for proposals, along with submission guidelines, is available from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Those wishing to have these materials faxed to them should call (269) 387-6313. To pick up these materials, visit the Office of Institutional Equity in Room 1220 Trimpe Building.

For more information about funding grants, contact Tony Dennis at (269) 387-1247. Keep checking the Web site at wmich.edu/mlk to learn more about events being scheduled for WMU's 2009 MLK celebration.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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