- Jazz Service is Jan. 17 2010
- Community members are invited to join Valparaiso University in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during its 2010 celebration which begins this year on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
On Sunday, Jan. 17th, all are invited to attend the a Jazz Holy Communion Service at the Chapel featuring music by the Valpo Faculty Jazz Trio, guest artist John-David (J.D.) Struckmann (VU 85), and the VU Gospel Choir. It begins at 10 a.m., Chapel of the Resurrection. University Pastor James Wetzstein will preach. The VU Faculty Jazz Trio, founded in 1980, is one of the oldest collegiate faculty jazz chamber ensembles in the United States.
As part of the University’s MLK celebrations, the artwork of Betty LaDuke will be on display in the Chapel of the Resurrection from Jan. 15 through Feb. 21. Paintings, pen drawings and color photographs from her exhibition “Dreaming Cows” reflect her deeply felt experiences as she visited Heifer International’s “Not a Cup But a Cow” project sites in Cambodia, Ecuador, Peru, Poland, Rwanda, Uganda and Vietnam.
On MLK Day, Jan. 18, campus activities begin with a convocation at 10 a.m. in the Chapel featuring James McBride, award-winning writer, composer and saxophonist. McBride’s memoir, “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother,” is a modern American classic read in colleges and high schools across the country.