UALR Honors King With Day of Service Events

Marting Luther King Jr. Day at UALRCelebrating Dr. King Through Service

The following events and projects are either led by or associated with the UALR community. These events are occurring this month in reverence to the life and  works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If you are looking for a way to honor King’s legacy on the day we celebrate his birthday, the following events may be of interest.

UALR School of Social Work
Students and faculty from the UALR School of Social Work have organized a Day of Service for the third year in row to give back to the surrounding community on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, 2013.

Anyone who is interested is invited to participate. The group will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Big Lots Parking Lot near Regions Bank located on South University Avenue and carpool to the following site locations in the University District: Lions World Services for the Blind and Shepherd’s Hope and Barnabas House of the Oak Forest United Methodist Church. The volunteer services will be rendered from 8-11:30 a.m.

To participate in the 2013 Day of Service, contact Rosalyn Wilson via email at or show up at the meeting location Monday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 a.m.

UALR Office of Campus Life
The Office of Campus Life urges the UALR campus community to “Keep the Dream Alive” during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week, starting on the national holiday, Monday, Jan. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 24.

Donate a pair of jeans and receive a FREE t-shirt! Jeans will be donated to Our House Shelter Center.

The week of events are as follows:
Monday, January, 21 – Viewing of the Inauguration & Jean Drive
Trojan Grill – 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 22 – Cake & Punch Celebration
DSC Upper Concourse – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, January 23 – Blue Jean Clothing Drive
DSC Solicitation Area – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 24 – Blue Jean Clothing Drive
DSC Solicitation Area – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For questions, contact Kara M. Brown by email:

See Giving Back Highlights MLK Week at UALR for more information.

Criminal Justice Professor Keynote Speaker at Commemoration
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Drum Major for Service” is the theme for this year’s commemoration at UAMS of the late civil rights leader, to be held Thursday, Jan. 24 in Pauly Auditorium (Room G219) of the College of Public Health building. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m., with the program starting at noon.

The keynote speaker for the event will be David R. Montague, Ph.D., an associate professor of criminal justice and director of the Senior Justice Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

The event also will feature recognition of UAMS “Unsung” Drum Majors for Service. In 1968, in what was his last sermon, King talked about the “drum major instinct,” challenging the congregation in a call for service.

For more information, contact Carmelita Smith, Manager of Diversity at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at

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