RSU Students Plan Events To Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

Rogers State University students are planning a week’s worth of campus and community events to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work.

During “Martin Luther King, Jr. Week of Action 2007,” RSU students will participate in campus and community activities that will emphasize community service, action and peace.

The week of activities will kick off on Monday, Jan. 15, the official national holiday, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., with an opening ceremony featuring personal expressions of King’s message and vision through creative, musical and visual arts.

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, the RSU Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive in the atrium of the Health Sciences Building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also that day, teams of RSU students will read to area children to promote early literacy and awareness of King’s life.

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, students will perform “Random Acts of Kindness” around campus and the community throughout the day.

On Thursday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. in the atrium of the Health Sciences Building, Rodger L.B. Cutler, pastor of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Tulsa, will talk about the struggles and achievements of African Americans. Cutler also will lead a discussion group after his talk.   

Also that day, a team of RSU students will visit the Claremore Veteran’s Center to volunteer and participate in activities there.

The week’s events will culminate on Friday, Jan. 19, with the “Living The Dream Live Benefit Concert,” starting at 7 p.m. in the RSU Student Union. Local musicians and poets will perform during this event. Admission to the event is a monetary donation or donation of a baby item to support organizations in Claremore that provide emergency assistance to families with children age five and younger.

For more information on any of the Week of Action events, please contact the RSU Office of Student Affairs at (918) 343-7579.