RSU Plans MLK Week of Service

Rogers State University students, faculty and staff will celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of service throughout the campus and community on Jan. 21-24.

The university’s activities begin on Monday with service activities at Claremore’s Habitat for Humanity and Wild Heart Ranch.

On Tuesday, a remembrance ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Will Rogers Auditorium. It features presentations from RSU students, faculty, and staff that remember the late Dr. King. That afternoon, a team of RSU students, faculty and staff will volunteer at the Claremore Veteran’s Center.

Wednesday, the RSU Honors Program is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Centennial Center Ballroom. For an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, there will be a public viewing of “Freedom on my Mind,” a documentary about efforts to register voters in 1960s Mississippi. The screening will be followed by a faculty panel discussion about the Civil Rights Movement. Winners of the third annual MLK Art and Poetry contest will be announced at this time.

Friday, members of the RSU community will read to students at Claremont Elementary.

The first 100 volunteer participants will receive a free MLK Week of Service t-shirt. RSU Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Service events are supported with funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, administered by Campus Compact whose mission is to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

For more info on any of the MLK Day activities, contact Candice Apt, RSU Coordinator of Student Activities, at 918-343-7755.