Join Walsh University as we stand united and celebrate the dignity of every human life.

“Being in the image of God the human individual possesses the dignity of a person who is not just something, but someone.” (CCC356)

The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person (www.usccb.org).

Dr. Martin Luther King Student Essay Contest

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 11

The day before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 he addressed the sanitation workers who were on strike in Memphis, Tennessee. He told the workers “Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth.”

Describe how you plan on using your life’s purpose to be a leader in service to others?

The winning essay will be awarded a $500 non-renewal scholarship to pay towards their Walsh tuition.

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Sunday, January 15 

Human Dignity Week Kick-off: Celebration of Holy Mass, 8:00 p.m. Holy Mass and 9:00 p.m. Social OLPH Chapel

Join us as we begin our week-long celebration of human dignity. All members of Cav Nation, regardless of faith tradition, are invited to attend. Special prayers will be offered and a message underscoring our common dignity. Following Holy Mass, join us for a potluck social, honoring the vast array of ethnic cuisine represented in our community.

Monday, January 16


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Send-off, Schervish Dining Centre

All Day | Cav Nation Serving the Community 

Dr. King was a pioneer of civil and human rights, and a martyr for human dignity. As we honor his legacy, our students, faculty and staff will take part in a day of service within or community. 

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Tuesday, January 17


Peggy’s Story, Keynote by Debbie Riddle, 7:00 p.m., Barrette Business & Community Center

On January 18, 2003, Peggy Klinke’s stalker found and killed her, then killed himself. Now, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of Peggy’s death, surviving sister and Ohio-native, Debbie Riddle, will join Walsh University to share her sobering story.

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Wednesday, January 18


Dignity Dialogues, 7:00 p.m. Social and 7:30 p.m. Dialogues, Toot Global Learning Center

Join us for a riveting panel discussion featuring Walsh University faculty, staff and students who will reflect on human dignity in the classroom, in the lab and on the field. They will be joined by special guest, Pastor Walter Moss, project director for the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV), who will share about his efforts Stark County. As we will hear, the principle of human dignity touches all aspects of
life, reaching from womb to tomb.

Thursday, January 19

Ribbons Against Poverty, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., David Campus Center

Join the Junior Blouin Scholars to learn more about poverty and hunger awareness. Come by to pick up a ribbon, button, or spin our trivia wheel to show your support for the cause and spread awareness of these issues facing our society.

Friday, January 20


March for Life, Washington, D.C.

CavNation will join hundreds of thousands of others from all over the country in a peaceful and prayerful pilgrimage in the nation’s capital, a great witness to the precious dignity of the smallest and most vulnerable among us: the unborn. Classes will not meet this day; consider joining us for this historic March For Life!

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