Nearly 180 Missouri S&T students returned to campus for the spring semester a day early on Monday, January 16, to work on service projects at 13 organizations around the Rolla community as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. They cleaned exercise equipment, cooked meals, hung shelves, painted and more. Here’s a look at some of the students in action. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is sponsored by the Missouri S&T student life department.
WomanSpace is a women’s community center that serves as a hub for women- or family-centered activities, businesses or organizations.
At WomanSpace in Rolla, S&T students painted walls, doors and door frames.
Other projects at WomanSpace included cleaning and organizing children’s toys.
Dr. David Westenberg, associate professor and interim chair of biological sciences, helps S&T students clean and organize WomanSpace’s shared kitchen.
An S&T student paints tree rings on a concrete floor for what will become an environmental installation at Kaleidoscope Discovery Center, an interactive science center for Rolla area-children.
S&T students washed windows and performed minor repairs at Kaleidoscope Discovery Center.
At Kaleidoscope Discovery Center, S&T students painted bathrooms bright colors.
Missouri S&T students decorate lunch sacks for Rolla’s Meals on Wheels program, which delivers food to local senior citizens.
Artistic S&T students wrote and decorated cards with notes of encouragement for women who were recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
At the end of the day, S&T students who participated in the MLK Jr. Day of Service reflected on what they could do to make the world a better place.
Smiling more often is one step toward making the world a better place. S&T students shared these and other suggestions. Many were made into buttons the students can wear around campus.