S&T students to participate in service day Jan. 17

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On January 13, 2022

MLK Jr. Day of Service

Students volunteer around Phelps County partcipating in community service during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 18, 2016. Students work at the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center in Rolla and the Tri-County Humane Society in St. James Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A group of civic-minded students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at various sites in Rolla and surrounding areas on Monday, Jan. 17. This year, approximately 90 students will volunteer throughout Phelps County.

Following registration at S&T, teams will disperse to various locations and volunteer from 1-4:30 p.m., returning to campus for a celebration dinner. The locations for service projects include:

  • Audubon Society in Rolla
  • Camp Brim Shire in St. James
  • Greentree Church in Rolla
  • Mound Ridge in Cook Station
  • Newburg Children’s Museum
  • Phelps County Faith Distribution in Rolla
  • Rolla Mission
  • Russell House in Rolla.

The first Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed in 1986. In 1994, as a tribute to King’s personal commitment to service, Congress designated the day a national day of service. Missouri S&T volunteers will join the efforts of thousands of individuals and organizations across the county to commemorate the day.

The King Center’s theme for this year’s celebration is “It starts with me.”

“This year’s service day fits the ‘it starts with me’ theme well,” says John Gallagher, director of student involvement at S&T. “Students participating will have an opportunity to acknowledge their roles as members of the campus and the greater Rolla community as well as our joint responsibility to one another.”

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is sponsored by the Missouri S&T student involvement department and the S&T Student Council.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,200 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. S&T also is home to the Kummer Institute, made possible by a $300 million gift from Fred and June Kummer. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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