Martin Luther King Day of Service

  MLK 2020

Dear Students,

In an effort to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to advocate for the importance of social responsibility, the students, faculty and staff of Cottey College will celebrate and participate in Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2020, beginning at 1 p.m.

As you know, Cottey College seeks to educate women to be contributing members of a global society. Through the support and mentorship of numerous PEO Chapters, Cottey’s existence is based upon service to others.  Service is an integral component to a Cottey education.

Since Nevada is home to Cottey, the College’s impact on this rural community and its surrounding area is economic, social and cultural. The service provided by students, staff and faculty plays an important role in the success of vital community programs.

That’s not the end of the story though. Cottey’s commitment to service reaches far beyond the confines of its rural home.  Students, faculty and staff are known for service to those in need worldwide.  Several of our MLK Day of Service projects reflect this commitment.

Please join us in our celebration of service to others by signing up to participate in the 2019 Martin Luther King Day of Service.  In order to sign up, please see the MLK Day of Service Schedule and Service Project Descriptions.  Remember when you sign up you are committing to your participation in the entire event.  Together we can and will forge positive change, in the lives of others, locally and beyond.

2020 MLK Day of Service Committee    

Cottey College
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Monday, January 20, 2020

 

    

 

1:00-1:30                              MLK DAY OF SERVICE REMEMBERANCE-All Participants

Cottey’s Commitment to Service, Cottey Chapel
Dr. Erica Sigauke

1:30-2:30 p.m.                   Service Learning Orientation and Preparation

Develop awareness for the service learning that will take place in the afternoon.  Facilitators will provide a history/background of the project including the need for and purpose of the service taking place.  Discussion will include planning and implementing the service learning project.  Each session will pick two students to report back to the entire group during the reflection dinner at 5 p.m.

  1. Sarah Quick-Campus Sustainability
  2. Julie Tietz-STOMP, Fairground Estates
  3. Jonathan Green-Writing for Change
  4. Renee Hampton/Dr. Erica Sigauke-Cross Generational Sharing
  5. Megan Corrigan/Dr. Diya Paul -Social Enterprise:  Working for Good
  6. Denise Hedges-Share the Love
  7. Ganga Fernando-Electronic Waste and Ethical Quest

2:30-4:45 p.m.                   Service Learning Action: Faculty and Staff Sponsored Service Learning Projects

During the second session, students will provide some aspect of community service, determined by the type of project each session offers.  This session will be interactive and provide an opportunity for hands-on learning.

5:00 p.m.                             MLK Day of Service Reflection Dinner

Service Learning Wrap-Up, Raney Dining Room
Reflection:  Two student representatives from each project will report back to the entire group.

MLK Day of Service

Cottey College Service Project Descriptions

  1. Dr. Sarah Quick-Campus Sustainability

Students will be introduced to campus community gardens and other campus sustainability initiatives. For service, students will work in one of the campus gardens, literally ‘getting their hands dirty’ while gaining skills in gardening care and learning about what we can plant in January. Also, this service activity will consider the global world of waste and its study (sometimes called garbology). For service, students will do some hands on analysis on what might be improved on our campus through trash and recycling audits.

  1. Dr. Julie Tietz-STOMP, Fairground Estates

STOMP (Students That Open Minds to Possibilities) is a sustainable program for at-risk, children.  STOMP aims to expose economically disadvantaged children to the possibilities the world has to offer by inspiring them to set and accomplish high goals, and to make a difference in their community.  STOMP is attended by children in grades K-5.

  1. Dr. Jonathan Greene-Writing for Change, RBAC 156

The purpose of this session is to show students how writing can effect real, meaningful change in the world. Our discussion will cover strategies for writing persuasive professional letters to relevant audiences. Then, students will choose an issue exigent to their lives and write a letter to an audience with the power to enact change on that issue. This workshop component of the session will include a four-part task: brainstorming, researching, writing, and revising with the assistance of the writing tutors.

  1. Renee Hampton/Dr. Erica Sigauke-Cross-Generational Sharing, RBAC 158

Cross-Generational Sharing is designed to reach across generational divides by fostering mutual understanding, tolerance, and respect.  During this service project, volunteers will experience simulated, sensory and mobility deprivation activities to gain an understanding of the challenges faced by senior citizens on a daily basis.  Afterwards, volunteers will travel to a local senior care facility for activities with senior residents in an effort to reduce social isolation.

  1. Megan Corrigan/Dr. Diya Paul-Social Enterprise:  Working for Good

Spend an afternoon helping the planet and the community by volunteering to sort and organize donations at Loretta’s Attic. An on-campus session will raise students’ awareness of the life cycle of things and the importance of re-use as a sustainability strategy. Loretta’s Attic is a local thrift store that accepts donations of used clothing and housewares, keeping them out of the landfill and encouraging re-use. All revenue from the non-profit organization supports Moss House, Nevada’s domestic violence center.

  1. Denise Hedges-Share the Love, CWL

MAKE A VALENTINE’S DAY CARD TO SHOW AN ADULT YOU CARE.  The Problem: Getting older can be pretty lonely. In fact, over 15.5 million seniors live alone and face isolation due to location, disability, or language barriers.  The Solution: You can make a senior feel connected and spread the love. What better time than Valentine’s Day?  Students who participate and register with the dosomething.org website can enter for a chance to win a $3000 scholarship.

  1. Dr. Ganga Fernando-Electronic Waste and Ethical Quest

Students can bring any broken/old cell phones, laptops, tablets to learn about what is inside these, how they are made, what happens to them when they leave your hand. All collected and disassembled electronics will be donated to Ms. Brenda Mott (Women Who Wow speaker) at ScrapsKC.org. They will use these items for educational purposes and anything left over will be sent to the e-waste recycling organization in KC.

Cottey College
Service Project Descriptions

 

Please read the descriptions and sign up for a session.

  1. Cottey College Service Project Descriptions

    1. Dr. Sarah Quick-Campus Sustainability

    Students will be introduced to campus community gardens and other campus sustainability initiatives. For service, students will work in one of the campus gardens, literally ‘getting their hands dirty’ while gaining skills in gardening care and learning about what we can plant in January. Also, this service activity will consider the global world of waste and its study (sometimes called garbology). For service, students will do some hands on analysis on what might be improved on our campus through trash and recycling audits. sign up

    1. Dr. Julie Tietz-STOMP, Fairground Estates

    STOMP (Students That Open Minds to Possibilities) is a sustainable program for at-risk, children.  STOMP aims to expose economically disadvantaged children to the possibilities the world has to offer by inspiring them to set and accomplish high goals, and to make a difference in their community.  STOMP is attended by children in grades K-5. sign up

    1. Dr. Jonathan Greene-Writing for Change, RBAC 156

    The purpose of this session is to show students how writing can effect real, meaningful change in the world. Our discussion will cover strategies for writing persuasive professional letters to relevant audiences. Then, students will choose an issue exigent to their lives and write a letter to an audience with the power to enact change on that issue. This workshop component of the session will include a four-part task: brainstorming, researching, writing, and revising with the assistance of the writing tutors. sign up

    1. Renee Hampton/Dr. Erica Sigauke-Cross-Generational Sharing, RBAC 158

    Cross-Generational Sharing is designed to reach across generational divides by fostering mutual understanding, tolerance, and respect.  During this service project, volunteers will experience simulated, sensory and mobility deprivation activities to gain an understanding of the challenges faced by senior citizens on a daily basis.  Afterwards, volunteers will travel to a local senior care facility for activities with senior residents in an effort to reduce social isolation. sign up

    1. Megan Corrigan/Dr. Diya Paul-Social Enterprise:  Working for Good

    Spend an afternoon helping the planet and the community by volunteering to sort and organize donations at Loretta’s Attic. An on-campus session will raise students’ awareness of the life cycle of things and the importance of re-use as a sustainability strategy. Loretta’s Attic is a local thrift store that accepts donations of used clothing and housewares, keeping them out of the landfill and encouraging re-use. All revenue from the non-profit organization supports Moss House, Nevada’s domestic violence center. sign up

    1. Denise Hedges-Share the Love, CWL

    MAKE A VALENTINE’S DAY CARD TO SHOW AN ADULT YOU CARE.  The Problem: Getting older can be pretty lonely. In fact, over 15.5 million seniors live alone and face isolation due to location, disability, or language barriers.  The Solution: You can make a senior feel connected and spread the love. What better time than Valentine’s Day?  Students who participate and register with the dosomething.org website can enter for a chance to win a $3000 scholarship. sign up

    1. Dr. Ganga Fernando-Electronic Waste and Ethical Quest

    Students can bring any broken/old cell phones, laptops, tablets to learn about what is inside these, how they are made, what happens to them when they leave your hand. All collected and disassembled electronics will be donated to Ms. Brenda Mott (Women Who Wow speaker) at ScrapsKC.org. They will use these items for educational purposes and anything left over will be sent to the e-waste recycling organization in KC. sign up

Please read the descriptions and sign up for a session.