Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Greetings all! Hopefully your weekend went as splendid as mine did! I relaxed around my home, hung out with my girlfriend, watched some football, saw some family a bit, and basically just tried to make the whole weekend like my Winter Break was, a blast! Wasn’t it great to start school and so soon already have a long weekend? You had the chance to become familiar with the new semester and already get a nice break afterwards!
While it may have been great to enjoy this past weekend, I think we must all not forget that yesterday was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, in honor of the phenomenal and historic civil rights leader. Unlike many days off or vacations, Dr. King’s Day is not meant to be simply another day to party or ignore the rest of the world. Instead, it is a time to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and thank him for the peace and leadership he brought to us that could never be replaced or forgotten.
What better to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day than to be your own leader and help out around the community! That is exactly what the JACCE did in organizing and handling volunteer work for Goodwill and the Rockford Rescue Mission. I think they definitely had the right idea in taking advantage of the extra time off to go out and spend it in a way similar to how Dr. King would have spent it.
We are always civically engaged and thinking of others at Rockford College. Here, we all come together to form a bond that just like our Alumni song, "Decus et Veritas,” declares is "Deep Graven On Each Heart.” Once you are a Regent, you are always a Regent. No matter what challenges lie before us, we will prevail! Now with classes really in full swing and the semester well on its way, there is nothing we can’t accomplish!
Until next time…