Calendar Highlights: Jan. 24, 2008

MLK Week imageMLK Week continues: SMU’s MLK Week wraps up with a Unity Mixer at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Hughes-Trigg Varsity and MLK Kids Day at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. MLK Week is sponsored by Student Activities & Multicultural Student Affairs (SAMSA). For more information, contact Ke’ana Hardy, 8-4583.

Perkins Ministers Week: SMU’s Perkins School of Theology celebrates the centennial of the birth of former professor Albert Cook Outler with its 2008 Ministers Week Jan. 28-30, which will explore the influential scholar’s work and legacy in Wesley studies, Protestant theology and the ecumenical movement. Learn more at the Perkins School of Theology website.

Church history: A new exhibition traces the role of Methodism in American southern culture and society from the colonial era to the beginning of World War II, through materials ranging from letters, diaries and pamphlets to figurines and photographs. Methodism in the American South runs Jan. 28-July 11 in the Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries, Bridwell Library. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact James McMillin, 8-4364.

Cut and color: Visiting artist Leonard Stokes exhibits works incorporating pop, classical and Asian elements. Leonard Stokes: Collages runs Jan. 28-Mar. 15 in the Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library.

Sharon Daloz ParksMaking the connection: SMU faculty and staff can participate in a conference on creating mentoring environments for students. Sharon Daloz Parks, director of leadership for the New Commons of the Whidbey Institute, is keynote speaker for “Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young People in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose and Faith.” The two-day conference features faculty sessions Feb. 14 (faculty may choose to attend a morning or afternoon session) and a staff session 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 15 (lunch included). Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life. The conference is free; registration is required. RSVP to Judy Henneberger, 8-4502.

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