Kay Mills, the author of Fannie Lou Hamer's biography once said about her: "If Fannie Lou Hamer had had the same opportunities that Martin Luther King had, then we would have had a female Martin Luther King."In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and Judson College's one hundred and seventy-fifth year students, faculty, alumni, and the general public were treated to the performance of "Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light". This critically acclaimed one-woman play introduces to audiences the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a prominent civil rights activist during the 1960's.
Judson College has recently established a bookstore called the Vault. It is at 216 Washington Street in downtown Marion. The grand opening was on August 17, 2013. Converting the old bank building into a bookstore for Judson students was the vision of Dr. David Potts, president of Judson College.
A new restaurant by the name of the Old Theater Café has opened in downtown Marion. It is managed by Matthew Baker, who knows from experience how to feed hungry college students. He is well-known in town as he has owned and operated the College City Pizza restaurant from 2007 to 2009.In opening the Ole Theater Café, he says of his ‘miracle-giver’ and partner, “Mr. Edward Abdo has helped me with everything from getting the restaurant to the choices on the menu.”
Dungeons and Dragons is a role-play game that was started in 1974 and originally used three books, but not the traditional books used today. The game initially had only a few classes, races, and creature for play. Since 1974, there have been several releases of newer versions of the role-play game as well as a re-release of the original three book set.