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Southern Miss Students Prepare for Annual Day of Service on MLK Holiday

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Students at The University of Southern Mississippi will join other members of the university family on Monday, Jan. 16 to continue work on an important project in southeastern Hattiesburg.

The project, sponsored by the Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL), is part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the group will resume work on a fitness/nature trail that includes exercise stations and a Boy Scouts campsite at the Edwards Street Fellowship Center. The project began on the MLK holiday last year.

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated that ‘life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?’ The Office of Community Service Learning is excited to host a day of service in honor of Dr. King’s legacy,” said Josh Duplantis, OCSL assistant director. “This project has engaged hundreds of Southern Miss students, faculty and staff and we look forward to completing it this spring so that the community can begin to use the space.”

To volunteer or learn more about the MLK Day of Service, contact the Office of Community Service Learning at 601.266.5074 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/ocsl/