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Franklin College will host the second lecture in its 2021-2022 Convocation Lecture Series on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at 4 p.m. in Richardson Chapel. The lecture, titled “Modern-Day Applications to the Mission and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” will be presented by Shaun Harper, Ph.D., and is part of the college’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration.

Harper teaches at the University of Southern California in the Marshall School of Business and advises CEOs and leaders on diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. He has worked with more than 400 businesses, firms and educational institutions during his career, has published 12 books and more than 100 academic publications. His research has been cited in over 16,000 published studies. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and hundreds of other news outlets have quoted Harper and featured his research. He has interviewed on CNN, ESPN, NBC News and NPR.

This lecture is open to the public and is generously underwritten by the Clifford and Paula Dietz Professional Development Lecture Series endowment.

Franklin College tradition includes hosting an annual Convocation Lecture Series that promotes the ideals of the institution. The college upholds a common set of values that enhances the community and sustains personal, spiritual and professional growth for a lifetime. The college values people of integrity, a commitment to inclusivity, a culture of intellectual curiosity, the drive for innovation and creativity and the spirit of community.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential liberal arts and sciences institution located 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. Franklin offers a wide array of undergraduate majors as well as master’s degree programs in Physician Assistant Studies and Athletic Training. The unique curriculum merges classroom instruction with immersive experiences, research opportunities and study away programs. Students participate in 21 NCAA Division III sports, Greek Life, musical and theatre productions, and more than 40 student organizations. As the first college in Indiana to become coeducational with the admission of women, Franklin welcomes diversity of thought, belief and person into a community that values equity and inclusion. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu. Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.

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