Baylor To Celebrate MLK "Day On" With Full Day Of Service

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Baylor was reportedly the first area independent school to recognize and promote the ideals the late Dr. Martin Luther King espoused by designating the holiday as a "day on." As part of this year's celebration, students and faculty will take part in workshops and community service projects on campus and throughout the Chattanooga community. The day concludes with a musical performance by faculty member, Ken Parks and various local musicians and artists.

MLK "Day On" Highlights:

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
On-Campus Workshops

Baylor students will attend sessions of their choice including movies “42” and “The Butler,” and sessions titled The Laramie Project, Heroes and Villains in Disney, Miss Representation, Culture of Tibet, Dare to Share, and African Music.

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
On-Campus Volunteer Work

Baylor students will play host to more than 100 elementary and middle school students from various community service sites and lead sessions on chess, cricket, painting, robotics, and a science fair. Others will help with Senior Olympics sessions for basketball and rowing. There will also be students baking treats for Baylor dining hall, maintenance, and custodial staff as well as for local fire departments.

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Off-Campus Volunteer Work

Baylor students will spend a day of service at the Chattanooga Zoo, the Community Kitchen, Crabtree Farms, the Humane Society, Memorial Hospital, North Chickamauga Creek, Orchard Knob School, the Pet Placement Center, and Red Bank Life Care Center.

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Closing Program in Alumni Chapel

Featuring faculty member/musician Ken Parks and his local Motown band members.


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