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January 14, 2011

RSU to Observe MLK Day with Day of Service

Rogers State University is planning a day's worth of campus and community events to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 17.

During the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, RSU students will participate in campus and community activities emphasizing community service and peaceful action.

The activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, the official national holiday, with an opening ceremony featuring remarks by RSU President Larry Rice and performances by students and community members including musical performances, poetry readings, and a reading of one of King's speeches. The event is free and open to the public.

At 11 a.m., students will begin several community service projects benefiting the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Claremore Veterans Center, Habitat for Humanity, RSU Child Development Center, and the William Barnes Child Advocacy Center.

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