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ACU Home > Major Events > News > 2003 News Archive > MLK Service Day

ACU students to honor MLK Day with service

For immediate release
Jan. 17, 2003

Abilene Christian University students will not be attending classes on Martin Luther King Day Monday, but the students don't plan to consider it a day off.

"Different groups across the nation have been organizing service activities on MLK Day for the past few years with the slogan 'A day on, not a day off,'" said Sarah Haynes, communication disorders major from Chesterfield, Mo., and chair of the Service Action Leadership Team. "The idea is to capitalize on the break from work and school to act upon the concepts Martin Luther King Jr. worked for."

Students have been signing up all week to take part in one of several service projects planned by the Service Action Leadership Team, all designed to serve others in the ACU community.

Some students will be taking the place of the regular workers in ACU's cafeteria, the World Famous Bean. The regular workers will still get paid, but will not have to come to work. Others will be composing and mailing encouragement cards to all ACU students with an on-campus mailbox.

Finally, students will also be offering free baby-sitting for children of ACU employees for the afternoon, with bowling, games, movies and other activities.

"I think it's a great way to build the unity Martin Luther King Jr. preached through service," Haynes said.


If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Wendy Kilmer, university news coordinator.

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