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Honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a week-long celebration sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, McDonough Center for Leadership and Business, Education Abroad, and ServeOhio.




Friday, January 12

Movie: The Rosa Parks Story
7:00 p.m.
Alma McDonough Auditorium

Saturday, January 13

MLK Day Celebration
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Teams Meeting Link

11:00 a.m. 
Educational Program
Alma McDonough Auditorium

  • Welcome by Alayna Francis ’26 and Isaiah Mitchell ’25
  • Remarks from Marietta College President, Dr. Margaret Drugovich
  • Presentations by students who participated in the Fall Break Experience Trip to Montgomery, Alabama on Exploring Black Slavery: 1619 through Today
  • Musical performance by Karen Walker
  • Moment of silence and remembrance
  • Keynote: Jo Ann Bland, Journeys for the Soul- Selma to Montgomery March

1:45 p.m. 
Historical Guided Tours of Key Sites on Campus Related to African American History
four stops

Monday, January 15

MLK Day of Observance

Tuesday, January 16

National Day of Racial Healing

Learn more

Tuesday, January 16–Friday, January 19

Service Opportunities
Register for service opportunities via the Engage Marietta GivePulse app

Apple App Store download

Google Play download

Once you download the Givepulse app 

  1. Select “Continue with Single Sign-On”
  2. Search for “Marietta College”
  3. Select “Marietta College”
  4. Sign in with your Marietta College email credentials — same email and password.
  5. You can stay signed in on the app if you wish.
  6. You are all set to look for Volunteer Opportunities and sign up for them through the app.

When on the Dashboard on the Engage Marietta App:

  1. To search for opportunities, you can search by the cause, keyword, location, or date that best fits your interests.
  2. Click “register” once you have found an opportunity that you would like to sign up for
  3. If there are multiple dates or shifts, choose the one that works best for you.

Once you have completed your volunteer opportunity:

  1. You can see a list of volunteer opportunities that you have attended
  2. You can also click on “add impact” to manually log hours if you volunteered without signing up on the app. Select “add impact” then “time” and enter the number of hours you volunteered.
  3. You will be asked for a review — give some feedback to your organization.
  4. Finally, you can select a group to which to add the impact. You can add to any group you choose, including MC DEI or Marietta College in general.
Some MLK Volunteer Opportunities January 15-19

Eve Incorporated

  • Please see for additional information
  • January 15-16
  • 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Organizing storage closets for residents
  • All volunteers must sign a confidentiality form and be comfortable lifting boxes and/or heavy furniture

Friends of the Muskingum River Trail

  • January 16-19
  • MADD AAA Team Tree Planting Project members
  • 3 students needed
  • Roger Kalter (740) 525-1833 or Colin Campagne (740) 649-6596
  • Clean up of Knox Park where African-Americans Charlotte Scott, Friend of Lincoln; historian Henry Burke and civil rights advocate, athlete and barber Johnny Burke are honored with memorial trees. Black walnuts will be collected for redistribution, limbs and vegetation collected for composting. One hour, 2-3 students.
  • Please contact Roger Kalter (740) 525-1833 for additional information

Campus Martius Museum

Broughton Foundation

  • Please see for additional information
  • January 15
  • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
  • 20 students
  • On this workday, we will be sowing native seeds on some hillsides at the Broughton Nature Preserve. The weather will be cold--dress warm! Also, have good hiking shoes or boots. We will provide gloves, tools, snacks and good company.
  • Please Contact Mark Krivchenia if you have any questions: 224.545.1604

Gospel Mission Food Pantry

  • January 18th
  • 5 students
  • 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
  • cleaning, hanging clothes, preparing packages for community giveaways
  • Please contact Tony for questions (740) 590-8493 or Candy (740) 350-4417

Salvation Army Marietta Ohio

  • January 17
  • 5-8 students
  • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • cleaning the center
  • Please contact Tony (740) 590-8493 or Megan (740) 373-4043

Marietta- Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • January 17, 4 students
  • 8:30 a.m. start time, moving pallets of visitor guides to the main office
  • Please contact Deana Clark at (740) 373-5178 for information 

Friday, January 19

Movie: Selma
7:00 p.m.
Alma McDonough Auditorium

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