On CampusA Day of Reflection and Action
On Jan. 17, Muskingum University celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day of reflection and action. While the campus was closed due to inclement weather, the University hosted a virtual leadership and learning opportunity led by Alumna Dr. Bonnie Taylor (’05, Dean of Students at Spelman College) consisting of small group discussions on how to use one’s circle of influence to work towards inclusivity.
Dr. Taylor shared her experiences at Muskingum University along with finding her voice and being an agent of change. She talked about Dr. King’s focus on education, service, and action. Students, faculty, and staff then broke into small groups to discuss how they can make change that supports an inclusive environment.
Dr. King’s legacy of inclusion and justice has impacted the Muskingum University campus, and the University honors his legacy through education and service. We are building bridges throughout the curriculum educating our students about living in a diverse society. Our students, including many of our student organizations, are dedicated to service throughout the community and region.
Bridging education and service, the John and Annie Glenn Public Service Fellows are a dedicated group of students who focus on civic engagement throughout their four years at the University. They become more knowledgeable about the groups, systems, and other dynamics that affect communities and learn how to facilitate change and become more actively engaged in addressing community problems and challenges.
In Dr. King’s words, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” Muskingum University will continue to honor his legacy in the classroom and throughout the community.