Division of Student Affairs
Make it a Day On!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent his life working toward the dream of equality. When Martin Luther King Day was declared a national holiday, Congress declared a "day on" doing service, rather than a day off. The Martin Luther King Day of Service is a day spent to transform Dr. King's ideals into service for the community, addressing social needs.

This year, BGSU students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. This year's event, to be held on Martin Luther King Day, January 19, 2009, will be a service challenge for students. Registered students will be split into 12 groups. Each group will be randomly assigned a community partner to complete a "mission" of service. The challenge of the project is that the group will only receive a limited amount of seed money and instructions of what needs to be completed. It is up to the groups to make the project happen and to wisely use the seed money.Graphic of Martin Luther King, Jr. stating, "Make it a day on ... not a day off, day of service.

Martin Luther King Day, January 19, 2009 -- Schedule of Events

  • Opening Ceremony -- 10am held in the BTSU Ballroom
  • Service to Agencies -- 11am-5pm
  • Closing Ceremony -- 5-7pm held in the BTSU Ballroom

Lunch will be provided for those registered.

Please register at MLK Day of Service. Questions may be directed to lshouse@bgsu.edu or slbgsu@bgsu.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 12 – February 27
Share your thoughts!  Visit  www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library to express your thoughts on the historic election of 2008
Sponsored by University Libraries

January 16 - February 27
The Talented Tenth Display
First Floor Jerome Library Lobby
Sponsored by University Libraries

January 16
20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute, Honoring the Spirit of the Man
Wood County Public Library, 1:30-3pm
For additional information contact Pam Carnicom: 419-354-6204 or 419-308-2339
Sponsored by the Bowling Green Human Relations Commission, Office of the Bowling Green Mayor

January 19
MLK Service Challenge:  A Day On, Not a Day Off
BTSU 202B, Lenhart Grand Ballroom, 10am-7pm
Each registered individual or group will be randomly assigned a community partner to complete a "mission" of service. Groups will be challenged to use the limited amount of seed money they receive to complete a service mission. Lunch will be provided.  Contact slbgsu@bgsu.edu for more information or click here to register.
Sponsored by Office of Service-Learning, Ohio Campus Compact, Office of Campus Activities, University Activities Organization, Phi Kappa Psi, M3C Scholars, Resident Student Association, Campus Diversity Work Group, and National Residence Hall Honorary

January 20
Presidential Inauguration Viewing
BTSU 202, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Live-stream viewing of the inauguration events will begin at 10am 
A panel discussion, moderated by Marshall Rose, will immediately follow the Inaugural Ceremony
Sponsored by the Campus Diversity Work Group and the Office of Equity and Diversity

January 21
Readingsin Diversity
BTSU 207, Mylander Room, 9:30-11am.
This event will highlight BGSU’s diverse demographic profile with  “Constituent Readers” representing BGSU’s mosaic of diversity, presenting readings
Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Diversity

January 21
Civil Rights in America: Visions of Change
BTSU Theater, 5:30-7:30pm
A speech montage featuring Humanities Troup performers and Dave Moody, as emcee
Sponsored by the Humanities Troupe and the Campus Diversity Work Group

January 28
Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner
Kreischer Dining Hall, 4:30-8pm
Sponsored by Dining Services

For a complete, more detailed, listing of all events scheduled for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. observance and Black History Month celebration, please visit the Office of Campus Activities website.