BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State University will honor the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a day of service and a celebratory program.

MLK Day: A program will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Beaux Arts Ballroom, in Hobson Memorial Union on the BSU campus, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, and feature reflections by alumni, current and retired faculty members and performances by the band and choir. The program leads into a 5 p.m. social, welcoming Dr. Ye Hong as the new coordinator for the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This event is free and open to the public.

Day of Service: Led by Nina Johnson, director of the Hobson Memorial Union, and Josey Fogg, the union’s associate director, groups of BSU students will perform service projects at the Boys and Girls Club throughout the day on Monday, Jan. 21. Students will gather at Hobson Memorial Union in the Crying Wolf Room at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and a brief welcome to kick-off the day of service.