January 4, 2018

Bell ringing ceremony on the MSUB university campus


MSUB honors Martin Luther King Jr. during bell ringing ceremony on Jan. 15



University Communications and Marketing, 657-2266


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Montana State University Billings (MSUB) will commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a bell ringing ceremony on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at 9:50 a.m. in the Peaks to Plains Park on campus. The ringing of the bell symbolizes the quest for peace, justice, human rights, and social and economic progress for all people.


The symbol of the bell also embraces America’s historic Liberty Bell, the representation of independence. MSUB has been honoring Martin Luther King Jr. for over 20 years.

Directly following the Bell Ringing Ceremony, a program honoring Martin Luther King Jr. will take place in the Student Union Building (SUB) Atrium. The program will include a welcome by Associated Students of MSUB President Katelyn Focht, a presentation by community activist Eran Thompson, and a musical performance by MSUB student Kieran Beebe.

This event is free and open to the public. It is held in conjunction with Power of One week, Jan. 15 through Jan. 20. A schedule of events is below and full details for Power of One activities can be found at http://www.msubillings.edu/mlk/.


For more information about the bell ringing ceremony contact Aaron Like, Interim Director of Housing and Residential Life at 657-2376, aaron.like@msubillings.edu.


Montana State University Billings Power of One Week Schedule:


January 15, 9:50 a.m. - Bell Ringing Ceremony & Reception, Peaks to Plains Park/SUB Atrium

January 16, 7:00 p.m. - PostSecret Live at MSUB (keynote), Petro Theater

January 17, 11 a.m. - 1p.m. - DIY Stress Relief Craft, City College

   6:00 p.m. - Inside Out Film Screening, Petro Theater (This event is Junior Jackets approved.)

January 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. DIY Stress Relief Craft, LA Building; 6:00 p.m. -  “What’s Next?” a workshop for reaching resilience and setting goals, Beartooth Room

January 20, 9:30 a.m. - Service Saturday, SUB Atrium