Seton Hill University will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with an educational program for all members of the Seton Hill community on Thursday, January 25 and a day of community service on Saturday, February 3. (As the majority of Seton Hill’s students do not return to campus from their holiday break and January-Term experiences until January 22, the University elected to celebrate this holiday after January 15.)

Education Program, Thursday, January 25: The Power of Voice

Seton Hill students, faculty and staff will participate in an educational program from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in Seton Hill’s Cecilian Hall featuring a keynote lecture by Sylvia Hill Fields, director of the Eden Hall Foundation, Seton Hill alumna and member of the Seton Hill Board of Directors. The program will also include a drumming presentation by Laurie Jones, music therapist and assistant professor of music at Seton Hill. All will share how they’ve used the power of their voices in their lives and professions, and how a single voice has the power to teach and empower the voiceless.

Take the Day On – Day of Community Service, February 3

In keeping with Dr. King’s commitment to community service, Seton Hill University annually coordinates the “Take the Day On” day of community service for the Seton Hill community in his honor. This year, Seton Hill students, faculty and staff will be volunteering with the Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry, Area Agency on Aging, Christian Layman Store, Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity, Caritas Christi, Redstone Highland Nursing Home, Green Meadow Nursing Home, and the Welcome Home Shelter.

The schedule for Take the Day On is as follows:

Blessing and event send off for all volunteers: 9 a.m., Lowe Dining Hall on Seton Hill’s campus. Seton Hill service at volunteer sites: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Education Program and Take the Day On are not open to the public, however, members of the media are welcome to attend either event.

Seton Hill University, founded by the Sisters of Charity, is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pa. Chartered in 1918; Seton Hill offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and nine graduate programs, including an MBA. Seton Hill brings the world to its students through its distinguished lecturers and nationally and internationally renowned centers. Recognized three times by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the nation’s Top 100 Entrepreneurial Universities, Seton Hill has also been named one of the Best in the Northeast by The Princeton Review and one of Pennsylvania’s Top 100 Businesses by Pennsylvania Business Central. In addition, Seton Hill has been named a University of Distinction by Colleges of Distinction, an organization founded by a group of concerned parents, educators and admissions professionals. For more information on Seton Hill please visit or call 1-800-826-6234.


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Cindy Boland, Director of Campus Ministry
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