Students at Truman State University spent this Martin Luther King Jr. Day participating in service projects around the community, and closing the day with a dinner and reflection.
At the dinner held Monday evening, Truman students and faculty had the opportunity to reflect upon, honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students also reflected on the day's activities, which included participating in different service projects and 'challenges' around Kirksville. The challenges required the students to use critical thinking, problem solving, and other skills as they addressed social issues in the community. The service projects also allowed the Truman students to give back to the community.
"Service really does make things work. We are giving back to the community of Kirksville that already gives so much to their college," said Molly Turner, Unity Dinner Event Coordinator.
The Martin Luther King Jr. unity dinner and service project is something that Truman students have been participating in annually for over 10 years.