Wednesday, June 21, 2006

MVSU signs deal for new King Conflict Resolution Center

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Mississippi Valley State University is bringing international attention to the teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MVSU officially signed on with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Monday to develop the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Conflict Resolution Center in Ivrea, Italy. Once approved by the Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning, the Conflict Resolution Center will combine educational opportunities found through MVSU with instructional course material on non-violent conflict resolution.Courses through MVSU and the Conflict Resolution Center are expected to begin in 2007. "This agreement truly allows Mississippi Valley State University to move into the international community," said MVSU's president, Lester C. Newman. "We just approved an emphasis in conflict management. We plan to do the initial teaching through distance learning." Early in 2005, the SCLC established a center at Dimona, Israel. MVSU signs deal for new King center