MLK Remembrances at CBU

MARTIN LUTHER KING ORATORICAL CONTEST: The annual Martin Luther King Oratorical Contest will be held on Wednesday, January 14 in Spain Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., featuring 7th and 8th graders from De La Salle Elementary school. Students will give a three-minute speech on a theme of their choice. All participants will receive an award, with special recognition going to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Students will be judged on content, delivery, and how well the speech reflects the theme.


Dr. Christophe Ringer

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMEMORATION SERVICE: The MLK Commemoration Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, January 15 in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. The award-winning speech from the previous evening’s Oratorical Contest will be presented, as will special musical selections from CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir and student Timothy Birchett. The speaker for the service will be Dr. Christophe Ringer, Visiting Professor of Religion & Philosophy at CBU and pastor of Howard Congregational (UCC) in Nashville. Dr. Ringer will address the theme of “Building a Loving and Non Violent Community.” The program is sponsored by Student Life, Campus Ministry, and the Black Student Association.

For more information on these events, please contact Karen Conway at or (901) 321-3536.