Dr. MLK Jr.: 10 Things You May Not Know!

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner:

1. King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin.

2. King entered college at the age of 15.

3. King received his doctorate in systemic theology.

4. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was not his first speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

5. King was imprisoned nearly 30 times.

6. King narrowly escaped an assassination attempt a decade before his death.

7. King’s last public speech foretold his death.

8. Members of King’s family did not believe his alleged assassin, James Earl Ray, acted alone.

9. King’s mother was also slain by a bullet.

10. George Washington is the only other American to have had his birthday observed as a national holiday.

Information shared from website: http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-martin-luther-king-jr

Apply for the McNair Scholars Program

One of eight federally funded TRIO Programs, the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program (the McNair Scholars Program) offers effective preparation for doctoral study to low-income, first-generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education. McNair Scholars participate in extensive undergraduate research internships in their field of interest.

Click here for the 2017-2018 UD McNair Application

Click here for the 2017-2018 Recommender Form

To learn more, please visit: http://mcnair.udel.edu/. Questions? Send an e-mail to mcnairscholars@win.udel.edu


Do you want to be involved with UD Athletics?

Do you like sports and want to become involved with UD Athletics?

Are you interested in planning a tailgate event for AAP students with members of UD Athletics?

We’re looking for a select number of AAP students to act as AAP Athletic Ambassadors. If you would like apply to be an AAP Athletic Ambassador, complete the form here.


You will be responsible for working with Athletics to plan and host a tailgate event in February at the Bob Carpenter Center.

As an AAP Student Athletic Ambassadors, you will be rewarded for recruiting students and family members to attend the event.

If you have any questions or would like further information, pleasecontact: Cortney Ranck-Cameron, Assistant Director, Marketing and Engagement @ ranckc@udel.edu

Become a UD Social Media Ambassador

Program accepting student applications for Spring 2018 semester

The University of Delaware Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) is now accepting applications from students interested in joining the Social Media Ambassador (SMA) program for the Spring 2018 semester.

Undergraduate students from all majors interested in social media, video production, marketing, photography, vlogging and event planning are invited to apply.

The University’s SMA program, overseen by UD’s marketing team, is a unique and fun opportunity for students to gain professional social media experience before graduating.

SMAs are given official Blue Hen Twitter and Instagram accounts to share their experiences at Delaware with fellow and prospective students. They work as a team to create and curate fun, engaging content for the Blue Hen Says Twitter account as well as other official UD social media accounts.

SMAs also gain special access to cover a variety of campus events — such as VIP passes to UD football and basketball games, “Tweet seats” at performances by the UD Resident Ensemble Players and press passes to cover campus visits by famous speakers.

Spring SMA applications are now being accepted. The deadline to complete the application is Tuesday, Jan. 2. Inquiries can be sent to socialmedia@udel.edu.

For the full story, check out UDaily.

Important info. about Spring 2018 Courses (Wilmington)

Important info about two Spring 2018 courses, ART290-710 and LEAD100-710: You will have to ask the permission of Professor David Teague to enroll in either or both courses.  His email address is teague@udel.edu.

Also, please note that ART290-710 will meet at two sites, the UDDC for lectures and the Creative Vision Factory (617 N.Shipley St.) for studio time, and will require you to purchase approximately $70 worth of materials.  Finally, LEAD100-710 will require you to perform ten hours of off-campus project-based community engagement.

New Course: Civic Engagement in America

Are you looking to complete your Group B course? Interested in fulfilling your Discovery Learning Experience prior to your transition to main campus?  Interested in civic engagement? Interested in becoming a teacher?

Consider taking HIST316- 310: Civic Engagement in America  offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Investigate how civic engagement has shaped America. Analyze the ways that citizens actively participate in contemporary American society versus how they have done so at key junctures of the past. Begin by collectively defining what it means to be an engaged citizen, then work together to identify core American values and attitudes essential to encouraging an engaged citizenry. These knowledge will be used to propose ideas for engaging the next generation of citizens.