Bloomington celebrates Day of Commemoration, campuses across state honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Several events on the IU Bloomington campus marked the Day of Commemoration on Jan. 20. From top, actress Viola Davis receives an honorary degree at IU Bloomington at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall; a skeleton of an Ice Age-sloth nicknamed "Megajeff" was unveiled at an IU Bicentennial luncheon in Franklin Hall; and carilloneur and IU alumnus John Gouwens plays the new Arthur R. Metz Bicentennial Grand Carillon.

From top, participants in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march began at the Showers Building in Bloomington and ended at the Indiana Memorial Union; IUPUI students prepare packets for mailing at The Milk Bank during the MLK Day of Service; and IUPUI students clean the play area of the Baxter YMCA during the MLK Day of Service.

From top, IU Southeast freshman Tatiana Carter helps inventory the gift shop at Norton Hospital; Emmy Award-winning actor Ron Jones presents the one-man theatrical production of "The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle" at IU Northwest; and IU School of Optometry students, staff and faculty -- in partnership with the Salvation Army -- volunteer their time on Day of Vision to provide free eye exams and glasses to people in need throughout the Bloomington community. Photos by Chaz Mottinger, Alex Kumar, Eric Rudd, Garrett Goad with Indiana University, and photos courtesy of IU Northwest, IU Southeast, IU School of Optometry