MLK Day Celebration Jan. 20 to Feature March, Speaker; UNC Offices Closed

Wade Davis

Lee Jones

Greeley's Jan. 20 celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. will include the traditional three-block march in downtown, live music, poetry and a keynote address by educator and author Lee Jones.

The celebration, in its 19th year, will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a march from the Greeley Chamber of Commerce at 902 7th Ave. to the Union Colony Civic Center at 701 10th Ave., where activities, including Jones' address, continue at 11 a.m.

In his address titled "If Martin Were Here, What Would He Say?," Jones will discuss some of King's key messages and their meanings in today's society.

Jones currently is a professor and executive director at the Atlanta-based InSpire Leadership Educational Accountability Development Institute. He most recently held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Florida State University.

Jones' research interests include leadership and organizational development, and environmental cultural issues for underrepresented groups in higher education, which are the topics of two books he's written and four he's edited. He earned a Ph.D. in organizational development from Ohio State University.

The MLK Day celebration, sponsored by the city of Greeley and the University of Northern Colorado, is free and open to the public.

UNC Offices Closed for Holiday

UNC's administrative offices will be closed and classes will not be held on Monday.

The University Center will be open its normal hours as will be the Computer Commons in the center.

Tobey-Kendel Dining Room and Holmes Dining Hall will serve brunch and dinner instead of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Residence halls will operate normally.

To contact specific university departments for information about schedules and services available on MLK Day, visit