“I have a dream…” Those words are as famous as the man we are honoring today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister who devoted his life to the advancement of civil rights. With change to our country right around the corner, Dr. King perhaps said it best when he exclaimed “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Those words are as true today as they were then. It is important to remember and learn from the past so that we can educate the new generation as they will be the ones leading and teaching in the future.
Many places around the country will commemorate by celebrating with a day of service. Volunteers will be coming together to give back to their communities through projects and/or specific needs. Bellevue University is asking for people to help in saying “thank you” to all who served in the military by making care packages today in the Student Center from noon to 1:00 p.m. To find how you can help out in your neighborhood visit the Corporation for National & Community Service website.
You can learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the impact he has had by checking out these links below:
President Roosevelt appeared before Congress on December 8, 1941, and declared December 7, 1941, as a date that will live in infamy, as this is the date that the United States of America was attacked by the Empire of Japan. Continue reading
Today is “Origami Day.” Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding and good for any age, and for all those who love a challenge. Origami is educational, developmental, and therapeutic. Whether you are an educator, physician, blue-collar worker, or parent, origami is for you. Continue reading
Today, October 8, 2016, marks the the inaugural “Annual Indie Author Day.” Libraries across America and Canada are hosting events to bring the indie writing community together. This is a day for local authors, libraries, and publishing industry experts to get together to celebrate, educate, and collaborate. Continue reading
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of one of the most influential legal documents in existence—the U.S. Constitution. Since its creation on September 17, 1787, over 100 countries around the world have used it as a model for their own. This document brought together ideas from many people and those who made significant contributions are called the “Founding Fathers.” Continue reading
Today just happens to be National Dance Day! Observed every year on the last Saturday in July, it was first celebrated in 2010 as a way to raise awareness and encourage people to view dancing as a fun and “upbeat” way to stay or become healthier. Continue reading
International Museum Day began 39 years ago to promote the value of museums in society’s development and the exchange of ideas around the globe. It is celebrated each year on May 18th, with a new theme. The 2016 theme is “Museums and Cultural Landscapes.” Over 145 countries participate in the event encompassing more than 35,000 museums. Participation among museums is increasing and many now offer free admission. Continue reading
The day that will live in infamy is April 15, 1912, the day the R.M.S. Titanic sank. Although, it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean at 11:40 p.m., on April 12th, we remember the Titanic today! It was on her maiden voyage from England to New York that tragedy struck. Due to the number of insufficient life boats, more than 1,500 passengers died in the icy waters that fateful night. This is the day to observe and remember. Continue reading
As “National Craft Month” comes to a close and “Stress Awareness Month” begins, I thought it was a good way to illustrate how the two complement one another. Did you know that crafting can actually reduce stress? It’s true—neuroscientists and research shows that certain types of crafting have a lot in common with mindfulness and meditation. Continue reading
When you hear “Year of the Monkey,” the first thing that might come to mind is the Chinese New Year and you would be right! However, the Chinese New Year is better known to the Chinese as the “Spring Festival.” I had an opportunity to sit down with some of the Chinese students attending Bellevue University to get their perspective on celebrating the Spring Festival in the United States for the very first time… Continue reading