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Applications for 2010 MLK grant proposals due

Nov. 17, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Organizers of the 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Western Michigan University will be accepting applications for sponsored programs and activities through 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14.

WMU departments, offices, individuals and organizations, including Registered Student Organizations, are invited to apply for funding grants as well as publicity assistance to support projects that they would like to schedule during the spring 2010 semester.

The University will be celebrating King's life and work Jan. 11-April 23 and will be using the same theme as the greater Kalamazoo community: "The Strength to Love."

Grant proposals submitted for WMU activities and programs should relate to that theme, which encompasses King's legacy of loving thy neighbor in the face of hate. Applicants will be notified as to whether they have been awarded funding assistance.

Regardless of whether members of the WMU community are seeking funding support, those planning to hold MLK-related events during spring semester are asked to submit proposals for each of their events so that they can be included in the University's publicity for the 2010 celebration.

The upcoming celebration is being organized by WMU'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 online at wmich.edu/mlk and from the diversity and inclusion office, located in Room 1003 Trimpe Building. Those wishing to have these materials faxed to them should call (269) 387-6313.

For more information about submitting proposals for WMU's MLK celebration, contact Tony Dennis at tony.dennis@wmich.edu or (269) 387-1247 or Jamesha Quick, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, at jamesha.k.quick@wmich.edu or (269) 387-6313.

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

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