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 EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Rev. M.L. King, Jr., Day of Service 

 

SPOTLIGHT

EDITOR’S ADVISORY                                    1-14-05

A quick reminder that Slippery Rock University will observe the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service on Monday with a series of activities, including community service at eight sites throughout Butler/Mercer county. More than 150 student volunteers are expected to participate. A complete news release was sent earlier detailing the event (which was started last year), including bio material on keynote speaker Morris Dees, is available at: www.SRU.edu

The program, which will offer outstanding photo and feature story opportunities, opens with participation in the 8:30 a.m. Unity Project breakfast at the Butler YWCA.

The on-campus portion of the program opens at 11 a.m. in the University Union with remarks by SRU officials, the preliminary round of the university’s annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Speech Competition and lunch.

 Following lunch, an estimated 150 students will be dispatched via vans beginning at 12:30 p.m. (site arrival should be completed by 1 p.m. and the projects will begin site departure at 3:30 p.m.)

 Actual project sites for possible photos/interview are as follows:

30  students, Orchard Manor, 20 Orchard Drive, Grove City – visiting with residents;

50 students, Grove City YMCA, 543 E Main St. Ext., Grove City – helping with children’s programs;

10 students, Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Rescue Team, 162 Elm St., Slippery Rock;

20 students, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 663 Barkeyville Road, Grove City, beautification project;

20 students, Slippery Rock University Child Care Center, 007 McKay Education Building, helping with children;

30 students, Fellowship Manor, 19 Orchard Drive, Grove City, visiting with residents;

10 students, Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City, special beautification project;

Butler VA Medical Center, 325 New Castle Road, Butler, reading to veterans.

The day ends with a 6 p.m. candlelight vigil walk/march across campus ending at Miller Auditorium where Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, in Montgomery, Ala., will deliver the keynote address. (Security will be restricted with those carrying backpacks, packages, etc., inspected on entry.)

Those planning to staff any portion of the day are asked to call 724-738-2199.

 Note: There are no day or evening classes for students on Monday. University offices will remain open.

 

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K.E. Schwab -- PN, PgN, WPN, PR, PT, AA, S

             

 

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