Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the University's 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award.
The annual University of Oregon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award was originally established to honor often under-recognized classified staff whose various activities and achievements represent consistent efforts to make this campus a welcoming place for all to live, work and learn. Since its founding, the award has been expanded to include recognition of university faculty and officers of administration whose contributions to the campus community, beyond typical job expectations, also uphold and exemplify ideals supported by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nominations can be made via this online form. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on December 14, 2012.
Award recipients have acted to make the university a better place in any or all of the following ways:
• Demonstrating moral courage, adherence to principles of non-violence, and dedication to the ideal of social harmony in our society;
• Promoting diversity, social justice and equity on the University of Oregon campus;
• Welcoming all people into the university community by embodying the humanitarian spirit exemplified in Dr. King's life and work, and setting a caring example by building morale and showing compassion towards others amidst the realities of our complicated bureaucracy.
• Working diligently through a commitment to cultural diversity and the promotion of cultural awareness to reduce the broad spectrum of social tensions on campus;
• Engaging in diversity, social justice and service work above and beyond normal job expectations thus impacting the university community and beyond.
Award nominations are solicited every fall and the awards are conferred during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Luncheon during the week of the MLK Celebration in January. The 2013 Award ceremony will be Thursday, January 24th at 11:30 a.m. in the EMU Ballroom.