University Highlights

Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 13th, 2012 in All-University Events, Arts, Concerts, Lectures, Musical Performances, Prose & Poetry.

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Boston University will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) on Monday with an event, Manifest Our Destiny, which will include talks and performances by the BU community. The celebration, one of the largest MLK Day events in Boston, is an annual event which began before the first observance of the national holiday in 1986. Manifest Our Destiny takes place Monday, January 16th at 1 p.m., in the Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union. The event is free and open to the public, and will also be broadcast live on UStream.

For all of the events scheduled the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit BU Today.

Related Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. at Boston University

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive: Located at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University

MLK’s Mentor Revealed: Second volume of papers traces Howard Thurman’s thinking pre-BU. (BU Today)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Roommate Reminisces: John Bustamante recalls Coretta Scott at Myles Standish, and Dorchester digs. (BU Today)

Paul Farmer on Martin Luther King, Jr.: Keynote address from medical anthropologist Paul Farmer, the founder of the international aid organization Partners in Health, in 2009. (BUniverse video)

Pin His Ear to the Wisdom Post: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the School of Prophets: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s only living sibling, Christine King Farris, is honored at an exhibition of MLK’s archives at Boston University in 2009, hosted by Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. (BUniverse video)

Celebrating the holidays in Boston

December 22nd, 2011 in All-University Events, Off Campus.

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Above, C.A.K.E. (Culinary Arts and Kitchen Entertainment) hosts a gingerbread house building competition in the George Sherman Union.

While Boston University’s doors are closing shortly for winter break, the holiday spirit is strong on campus and in Boston.

Staying in town for the holidays? BU Today has a full list of suggestions of things to do and see in the city, from seasonal staples like ice skating and last-minute holiday shopping, to museum and theater excursions.

Hum a holiday tune with some of BU’s a cappella groups, including In Achord, Terpsichore, the Barbershop Sweethearts, the Treblemakers, and Chordially Yours.

The spirit of service: Learn about Terrier athletes’ recent visits to local elementary schools to read holiday stories.

Intersession worship: Marsh Chapel has posted its schedule for intersession services, including a Christmas Eve candlelight mass, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Pumpkin Drop 2011

October 28th, 2011 in All-University Events.

On Friday, October 28th, the BU Physics Department held their seventh annual Pumpkin Drop. The ceremonies were led by Physics professor, Rob Carey. Forty-two pumpkins of all sizes were dropped from the roof of the Metcalf Science Center. Some were filled with vibrant paints, which splattered on to a canvas, while others contained flour, dry ice and more.

Halfway through the Pumpkin Drop, Carey announced the winners of the costume contest, with top prize going to a gorilla. One student also won a prize for guessing the weight of the largest (and last) pumpkin to be dropped, at 89 pounds. Despite the chilly weather, a big crowd came out to support this festive event and reaffirm its belief in the laws of gravity.

Move-in Weekend Events

August 26th, 2011 in All-University Events, Class of 2015.

Saturday, September 3

First Meal of the Semester
Myles Standish Hall, Shelton Hall, West, The Towers, and Warren Towers

Dining Services is opening the five main residence halls for breakfast on Saturday morning, if you’re arriving to campus early. Did you know that parents also eat free on Saturday and Sunday in the dining halls?

Visit the Dining Services Facebook event for more details, and to RSVP.

Terrier Tailgate
6:00 pm gates; 7:00 pm game.
Nickerson Field

Join Athletics for the 5th Annual Terrier Tailgate. The BU Men’s Soccer team goes head-to-head with St. John’s, with special game events, including a dunk tank, pictures with Rhett, a National Anthem performance by the Dear Abbeys, halftime performances by the drum line and dance team, and more. The first 1,000 attendees receive a BU Soccer scarf.

Check out the Terrier Tailgate Facebook event for more details, and to RSVP.