Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and because Concordia is a private college, classes were not cancelled. Before you get worked up about this, recognize that a) we just had a snow day last Thursday (which was glorious) and b) my one Monday class was cancelled.
Concordia still planned lots of events to celebrate the day. The one event I really wanted to go to was at 10:30 when Minnijean Brown Trickey was speaking. She was a member of the Little Rock Nine and was known for getting expelled for pouring a bowl of chili on another student’s head (the student was calling her names). I heard she was wonderful, but alas, I had to work.
MLK day is a big visit day for the admissions office. Perspective student after perspective student flocks into the Welcome Center doors looking for tour guides and admissions representatives. At 10:30, despite the freezing weather, I gave a tour. It made me realize that any event on campus is successful because of so many different people – even those behind the scenes. Though I did not get to see the speaker, I was happy to be part of something bigger and represent the college.