CSU–Pueblo to celebrate MLK/inauguration of 44th President


The historic nature of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration — which some see as a fulfillment of King’s dream for America — has influenced many colleges and universities across the country to celebrate and observe the inauguration and the holiday together. Colorado State University-Pueblo is no exception.

CSU-Pueblo faculty, staff, and students will have the opportunity to view the historic inauguration of the nation’s first black President next Tuesday, when Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, is sworn into office. Interested members of the campus community will gather at two locations beginning at 9 a.m. on January 20 to watch the Presidential Inauguration themed, “Renewing America’s Promise,” projected live on a movie screen. Free breakfast burritos will be served in the lobby of Belmont Residence Hall. Following the ceremony, participants will discuss the historical significance of this particular inauguration. The ceremony also may be viewed in the Occhiato University Center Hearthwell Lounge.

The day prior, the country will observe what would have been the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 80th birthday, and the University will celebrate with a breakfast from 8-10 a.m. in the OUC Ballroom. Breakfast will be free to the first 100, and attendees may win one of several door prizes.

The inauguration event is being sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, Residence Life and Housing, Associated Student Government, and The First Year Center, while the Martin Luther King breakfast is sponsored by the Black Student Association.

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