One of things that never ceases to amaze me about Salem State is the wonderful diversity and exceptional quality of events we present each year and this semester is no exception. Here are just a few highlights of what we have in store.
As is traditional, our celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. will commence with a morning convocation in Veterans Hall on January 28, at 11 am. The convocation address will be delivered by Pamela C. Scott, chairman of the Salem State University Board of Trustees. A much anticipated part of this annual event will students from Salem’s elementary, middle- and high schools reading their winning essays on an aspect of the Reverend Dr. King. The celebration will conclude that evening with students reading from Reverend Dr. King’s works and reflecting on his legacy, followed by a candlelight vigil and peace march. The MLK celebration will be a highlight of our Peace and Social Justice Week which begins on January 22.
The university’s annual Darwin FestivalSM, sponsored by the biology department, is scheduled for February 11-15, and promises five days of lectures, films and presentations about planet earth in all its miraculous and wondrous diversity—and the many challenges it faces. You will find a full schedule here.
The Salem State University speaker series continues this spring, but with a venue change. For the first time, due in large part to the construction of our new fitness center, we will be holding the event in Lynn, Massachusetts, at the Lynn Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. We are excited to be in such a beautiful venue and to have the opportunity to reach new audiences. The speaker will be announced at a special event on January 31.
Our Center for Creative and Performing Arts has a full slate of wonderful dance, music and theatrical events planned for this semester including performances of Lanford Wilson’s Hot L Baltimore and George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman.
I encourage you to check our events calendar frequently as we are always adding new happenings.
Patricia Maguire Meservey