Campus to host regional day of service honoring Martin Luther King

January 11, 2011

Penn State students have a holiday from classes on Monday, Jan. 17, the observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but many will commit the day off to serving the community as part of a University-wide commemoration of King's legacy. This year, Penn State Lehigh Valley will serve as the host for dozens of students from the Northeast Regional Penn State campuses as they gather in Center Valley to honor the vision of King and perform service at locations throughout the area.

At 9:30 a.m., Arthur Romano, a certified nonviolence trainer and accomplished international educator, will present "Call to Conscience: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Message of Nonviolence Today." A performance by The Holmes Family, a gospel music group from Allentown, will follow.

At noon, the students, who represent the Lehigh Valley, Hazleton, Mont Alto, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, and Schuylkill campuses, will depart for their service projects.

For more information about this day of service, contact University Relations at 610-285-5067 or e-mail

  • IMAGE: Courtesy of 2011 MLK Committee

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Last Updated March 21, 2011