BGSU combines diversity symposium and day of service


Falcon Media Staff

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Blake Pierce, Reporter

BGSU students, staff and faculty joined together in the Bowen Thompson Student Union to participate in the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, alongside the eighth annual Symposium on Diversity.

BGSU expanded the 15th annual day of service and learning to provide more chances for inclusive learning before embarking on community service tasks across Wood County.

“By adding the Symposium on Diversity, students have the unique opportunity to learn about a wide range of issues related to diversity,” said Dr. Cordula Mora, organizer of the annual event.

The symposium on diversity took place at the Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, beginning with opening remarks by BGSU President Dr. Rodney Rogers.

Following President Rogers, Kyrsten Stuckey, president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and BGSU President’s Leadership Academy scholar, gave a keynote address.

After the symposium, campus members performed community service tasks including writing cards to veterans and nursing home residents, putting together toiletry kits for families and volunteering at The Ronald McDonald House of greater Toledo.