We at The Lawrentian would like to welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus. We hope that during the extended holiday, Lawrentians were able to reconnect with their home communities and reflect on their time at Lawrence thus far. On Monday, Lawrence’s Volunteer and Community Service Center will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. This event offers a breadth of opportunities to volunteer at local charitable organizations, shelters and schools. This variety affords students who regularly volunteer a chance to try something new. For those who have yet to volunteer in Appleton, the day of service presents an introduction to the avenues a Lawrentian has to engage in the local community. We are grateful to the administration for setting aside Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as one without classes. This allows students to devote their time to helping others. Service is an important component of a liberal arts education. Connecting with members of the Lawrence and Fox Valley communities to provide aid for those in need prepares students for lifelong responsibility in citizenship. We encourage all students, as well as faculty and staff, to participate in the events on Monday in honor of Dr. King’s memory.