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University recalls MLK visit to Fort Wayne with education seminar

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in June 1963 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Fort Wayne. The University of Saint Francis, which owns the property now, plans a commemoration of his visit 50 years ago. (News-Sentinel file photo)
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in June 1963 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Fort Wayne. The University of Saint Francis, which owns the property now, plans a commemoration of his visit 50 years ago. (News-Sentinel file photo)

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To register for "Future of Education"

Register at www.futureofeducation2013.eventbrite.com by May 29. Interested persons can direct questions to Jane Swiss at jswiss@sf.edu or 1-260-399-7700, Ext. 8414.
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Tuesday, May 07, 2013 12:01 am
The University of Saint Francis plans to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking in Fort Wayne by examining the future of education."The Future of Education-Connecting to Careers, Educating for Peace" at 4:30 p.m. June 5 in the USF Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Wayne will present a long-range view of education to coincide with the 50th anniversary of King's speech on social justice at the historic Scottish Rite, now the USF Performing Arts Center.

University officials expect a presentation by keynote speaker Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, to be a highlight, and a panel of education experts at all levels will also examine the relationship between careers and the instruction required.

Session one, 4:30-6:45 p.m. will include the address by Ritz, followed by the panel discussion. Session two 7:15-9 p.m. will offer a roundtable with educators and others on using education to reduce community violence. A complimentary boxed meal will be provided to registrants for the second session.

Registration is required for both sessions.

More Information

To register for "Future of Education"

Register at www.futureofeducation2013.eventbrite.com by May 29. Interested persons can direct questions to Jane Swiss at jswiss@sf.edu or 1-260-399-7700, Ext. 8414.

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