UPDATED FROM ORIGINAL POSTING:
Bacone College recognized Martin Luther King Day (Monday, Jan. 21) by allowing students to attend local scheduled events in honor of Dr. King.
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
However, it was not an official holiday for the college and classes were not cancelled, according to Assistant to Executive Vice President Helen Baker.
Students needed an excused absence from the Office of Academic Affairs (SR-105) to attend off-campus MLK events that interfered with class schedules.
Baker had suggested to Bacone faculty if students asked to be excused from Monday classes to direct them to SR-105.
Student Life provided a bus to take students to the local Martin Luther King parade with a sign-in sheet.
The Office of Academic Affairs reviewed names of students who rode the bus and other requests for excused absences.
Bacone faculty received an e-mail today with those names included. Those who did not ride the Student Life bus, but attended MLK events on Monday, must show documentation to the Office of Academic Affairs, said Baker.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Local Events
8:30 a.m. (Martin Luther King Center, 627 N. Third Street)
Presidential Inauguration Watch Party for Barack Obama
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Martin Luther King Center)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Line-up
12 p.m. (North 11th and Martin Luther King streets)
Entry forms available at MLK Center or sign up Monday. Participants park in the north parking lot of Arrowhead Mall that parallels Martin Luther King Street.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade and Car Show
Parade begins at 1 p.m. (corner of North 11th and Martin Luther King streets) and ends at the MLK Center
St. Mark Baptist Church Commemorative Musical and Oratorical Contest
7 p.m. (1020 S. Second Street)
Martin Luther King Center events: 918.684.6314.