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NEWS

January 10, 2012

RSU Prepares for MLK Day of Service

Rogers State University will celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service throughout the campus and community. On Monday, Jan. 16, students, faculty, staff and community members will take time out of their days to volunteer.

The university's opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Centennial Center Ballroom. Third time returning guest Crystal Boyles, member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and the RSU choir and jazz band will all perform pieces specifically chosen for this occasion. Several students will present a compilation of speeches and famous words of Martin Luther King Jr.

Winners of the MLK art and poetry contest will be announced during the opening ceremony. This is the first year RSU has held this contest which has two categories: visual and poetry.

Immediately after the opening ceremony, individuals will have the opportunity to sign up for afternoon volunteer projects. Organizations involved include the Child Development Center, Habitat for Humanity, the William Barnes Child Advocacy Center and the Claremore Veterans Center.

The first 100 volunteer participants will receive a free MLK T-shirt.

For more information on any of the MLK Day Activities, please visit the MLK Day of Service website or contact the RSU Office of Student Affairs at (918) 343-7579.

– By Monique Demarais, RSUPR Intern