Morning Coffee and Academic Programs

Call for Proposals

The MLK Planning Committee invites proposals from faculty, staff, students and community members for academic sessions to be offered on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 9–11 a.m. supporting the MLK Celebration theme of: We the People: Standing Against Injustice.

The Academic Programs Sub-committee will consider academic sessions exploring, analyzing or informing our understanding of Dr. King’s mission to improve the world, standing against injustice. Session content may explore the past, present or future and address issues, challenges and successes related to the 2019 theme.

Sessions of research-focused, practice-based or relevant topics could be presented as a poster session, general session, interactive symposium session, lightning-round session, artistic performance session or other presentation formats.

Please submit your proposal through the following submission form by November 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. The following information is required for submission: 250-word abstract, session format, name(s) and contact information for all participants and the connection to the 2019 theme. All those submitting a proposal will be notified of their proposal submission status by December 3, 2018.

Proposal Submission Form

Important Dates Reminder

  • November 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m (EST) – Deadline for submission of program proposals.
  • December 3, 2018 – Deadline for notification by sub-committee to presenters of program submission status.
  • January 21, 2019, 9–11 a.m - Presentation of academic program sessions.

The MLK Academic Programs Sub-Committee looks forward to receiving and reviewing your program proposals. 


Monday, January 21, 2019

7:30–8:45 a.m. in the Student Center, Room 300, free admission

Start your day of exciting events and programming by joining members of the MLK Committee for a continental breakfast. Free and open to the public.

Academic Programs

9–11 a.m. 3rd Floor, Student Center (various rooms)
LBC credit is approved for this event.

Information on individual sessions coming soon.

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