MLK Week 2013
Living King's Legacy: Making a Career of Humanity
2013 Essay Contest Prompt
Make a career of humanity
In 1958 while in Washington, DC, the Reverend Dr. King said, "Make a career of humanity, and you will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in." This quotation appears on the MLK National Memorial in that same city.
The MLK Week Planning Committee, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Equity, Diversity and International Student Services invites Penn State Altoona students to submit an original written or video essay that draws on their experience to respond to this question:
How do you plan to make a career of humanity?
Successful essays will answer the question, and refer specifically not only to the writer's personal experience and observations but also to the life, times, and writings of Dr. King.
Categories: Undergraduate written essay; undergraduate video; (prizes may not be awarded in all categories)
Length: 1,000-1,500 words for written essays; 30-120 seconds for video essays
Eligibility: All current Penn State Altoona students
Prizes: 1st place - $150 Barnes and Noble Gift Card. 2nd place - $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card.
Deadline: Wednesday January 16, 2013 by 5pm.
Prizes will be distributed at the annual MLK Jr. Day Celebration Luncheon on January 21, 2013.
Events Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, Diversity, and International Student Services, MLK Planning Committee, Campus Ministry, Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, and Student Activity Fee.