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University Libraries hosts Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration events

The University Libraries will host four events, incorporating film, the arts and a featured speaker, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King during Penn State’s 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Jan. 16-20 at the University Park campus.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 16) two events in Pattee Library and Paterno Library will include a 1994 documentary film and a choral concert. Hourly presentations of “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Historical Perspective” will be shown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. From 1 to 1:30 p.m. in Franklin Atrium, 106 Pattee Library, visitors can enjoy musical selections from Penn State’s Essence of Joy choral ensemble.

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Tom Houck, a 1966-1968 aide to King and his family, will share his knowledge and passion on King’s life and times at 7:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. The event is co-sponsored by the Presidential Leadership Academy, Schreyer Honors College, Paterno Family Professorship, Hillel and the University Libraries.

In addition, the annual poster exhibit “University Libraries Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month” will be on display through Feb. 28 in the lobby display cases of central Pattee Library. The exhibit highlights graphic design entries by Penn State students for the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration poster, this year designed by Hayle Stoner, senior graphic design major.

A complete list of events held on campus to celebrate the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at Penn State, visit mlk.psu.edu.

Exhibit displays Martin Luther King Jr. student posters

“Celebrating Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day and Black History Month,” an exhibit featuring posters designed by Penn State students in the University’s 29th annual MLK poster competition, is on display in the entry lobby of Pattee Library, January 6 through February 28, 2014. This year’s theme is Reflect on Yesterday, Experience Today, Transform Tomorrow.

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The winning poster was designed by Jake Nicolella, a senior graphic design major.

The student posters were created in Professor Lanny Sommese’s GD 400, Time and Sequence course. This annual exercise for Sommese’s students exposes them to real-world design with a fixed deadline and client and prescribed project specifications. It also gets the students involved in a public service project—something that is very important to Sommese.

The display illustrates a variety of approaches to this year’s theme and demonstrates the abilities of Penn State design students.

Judges from the commemorations planning committee selected as the winning poster, the design by Jake Nicolella, a senior graphic design major at Penn State. His poster features three sets of birds on lines—the first set with black and white birds separated, the next set with black and white birds integrated and the final set with multi-colored birds and some on wing. Nicolella’s design has been duplicated on buttons and posters to be distributed for Penn State’s 2014 MLK celebration.

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please call Catherine Grigor, University Libraries, at 814-863-4240.

Exhibit highlights Martin Luther King Jr. Day poster art

“Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month,” an exhibit featuring posters designed by Penn State students in the University’s 28th annual MLK poster competition, will be displayed from Jan. 11 to Feb. 28, in the entry lobby of Pattee Library. This year’s theme is “Let Justice Lead and Freedom Roar.”

The student posters were created in professor Lanny Sommese’s Graphic Design 400 Time and Sequence course. This annual exercise for Sommese’s students exposes them to real-world design with a fixed deadline and client and prescribed project specifications. It also gets the students involved in a public service project –something that is very important to Sommese.

The display illustrates a variety of approaches to this year’s theme and demonstrates the abilities of Penn State design students, including Alicia Adamerovich, Erika Fischerkeller, Arielle Goft, Dana Heller, Leah Herman, Spencer Kimble, Kate Kreisher, Jaclyn McKay, Michael Morris, Kim Price, Darcy Rose, Robby Sherman, Kat Simpson, Jingjing Wu and Asia Wynar.

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Judges from the commemorations planning committee selected a design by senior graphic design major Arielle Goft as the winning poster (shown above). Her poster features a band drum major leading a large group of people. Goft’s design has been duplicated on buttons and posters to be distributed for Penn State’s 2013 celebration.