MLK observance planned 

The Office of Student Diversity at Pittsburg State University, in conjunction with the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., will honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, at the Oval with a candlelight vigil followed by a short program.  

The Oval is located in the heart of the campus in the green space between Russ Hall to the west, Whitesitt Hall to the south, Heckert-Wells Hall to the east, and the Overman Student Center to the north.  

The program will include an opening song, the reading of King’s historic "Letter from the Birmingham Jail," and reflections on how King's dream is being realized in peoples' lives today.   

The public is invited. Social distancing measures will be in place.  

The observance will be livestreamed on the Office of Student Diversity Facebook page at and will be archived there for later viewing.