Month: January 2013

MLK Jr. Day of Service: January 21st


On January 21st, the Lawrence University community will take a day off of classes (yes, that’s right, there are no classes that day) to come together in a Day of Service honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ve seen a phenomenal response in past years and there’s no reason to believe that this year won’t be even better! To facilitate the Lawrence University community’s involvement in the greater Appleton community, the VCSC has put together an action-packed program of activities for Lawrence students, staff, and faculty. Keep reading to find out how you can get involved, or, if you’re already sold on the idea…

Sign up at by January 17th.

Schedule Of Events

Read & Reflect: A Lunch Discussion: 11 am-12:30 pm; Hurvis Room (WCC)

Student-Led Volunteer Opportunities: 2:30 – 2:30 pm; Warch Campus Center
Can’t make it to the main volunteering event? Want to learn more about ways to get involved in the Appleton community or volunteer from right on campus? Come to one or two Student-Led Volunteer Opportunities (led by LU organizations) such as Habitat for Humanity or WhoKnits. Each opportunity will be offered twice: once from 12:30 to 1:30 pm and again from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.

Community Volunteering: 2:30 – 6 pm; Esch/Hurvis (WCC)
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, when Lawrentians go out en masse to save the world! Ok, maybe not quite, but you get the idea. Last year on MLK Jr. Day, LU volunteers led activities on fairness and diversity at Boys & Girls Club sites all around Appleton. It went so well that we decided to do it again! Join us in the at 2:30 pm for a send-off to Boys & Girls Club sites around Appleton, where you will teach K-12 students about tolerance and diversity (no teaching or other experience necessary!). Volunteers will be back by 6 pm.

Extra training! Extra training! Read all about it!
Interested in learning more about the Boys & Girls Club curriculum before teaching it? When you sign up for MLK Jr. Day service opportunities, you will also have a chance to sign up for an extra (pre-MLK Jr. Day) training on the curriculum (if you choose this option, we’ll send you more information on when and where via email).

How to Build a Just World: 6:30 pm; Memorial Chapel
You are also cordially invited to attend the community celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Reverend Wanda Washington from Milwaukee will speak on “How to Build a Just World.” Registration is not required for this event.

Pumped to volunteer?
Sign up at by January 17th.