MLK Day 2017

While schools and businesses in the area are taking the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday off as a holiday, University of Saint Francis students, faculty and staff will take a different approach. Paying tribute to him through “A Day On, Not a Day Off” allows us to commemorate through action the values of compassion, dignity, justice, and service that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr embodied in his leadership. All USF students, faculty, staff as well as local community members are invited to join us for the following events (no classes at USF on this day).

All events will take place at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. Ballroom (lower level) except for the off campus service projects. Free parking is available in the USF parking lot directly across the street on the North side of W. Berry St.

Monday, January 16, 2017 – All are invited to join us!

Time Event
11:00 – 11:30 am Call to Service/Mass
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Lunch (please bring your USF ID cards; Lunch available to those without USF ID cards)
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Program:  Franciscan Sisters Reflect Upon Their Presence During the Last Moments of Dr. King’s Life
1:00 – 4:00 pm Service Projects on and off campus. Register today for service projects. The first 100 registrants will get a free MLK Day t-shirt.

On Campus (USF PAC Foyer – 431 West Berry St.):

  • Linus Blanket Making
  • Warm Fuzzies/Arm knitting scarves
  • Bread for the World Letter Writing

Off Campus

  • Mustard Seed Furniture Bank (3636 Illinois Rd.)
  • Friends of the Third World (611 W. Wayne St.)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Store (1600 South Calhoun St.)
  • Franciscan Center (1015 E. Maplegrove Ave.)
  • Vincent Village (f8 Photo Club members only)
  • Blue Jacket, Inc.  (2826 South Calhoun St.)
  • Treasure House (5327 Coldwater Rd.)
  • Community Harvest Food Bank (999 E. Tillman Rd.)
  • Little Rivers Wetlands (7209 Engle Road Suite 200)
  • YWCA Northeast IN (5920 Decatur Rd.)

For more information, please contact Katrina Boedeker, 260.399.8080.