Olivet College and its community prepares for 3rd annual service day
Sep 22, 2000
For the third consecutive year, an army of volunteers will tackle service projects throughout south central lower Michigan. From Battle Creek to Lansing, more than 1,000 Olivet College students, faculty and staff will work side by side performing community service during the colleges third annual All-Campus Service Day, scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2000.
A few of the nearly 50 area projects being addressed during service day include:
- Maintenance, office assistance and mentoring for Sirenthe Eaton County shelter for homeless and victims of domestic assault
- Bailey Park improvement project in Battle Creek
- Mentoring and assistance to at-risk students in Weymouth, Galewood and Fern Parsons Elementary schools
- Habitat restoration at the Kirkelldel Biological Preserve south of Olivets campus
- Facility maintenance, business strategizing, recruitment and usage planning for the Earl Little Visual and * Performing Arts Academy in Lansing
I-69 highway clean up
- Research for the cure AIDS walk in Chicago
- Canned food drive in Marshall
- Renovation of the Mawby Michigan Native Plant Garden on the Olivet College campus
Service is at the core of our values and educational curriculum at Olivet College, says college President Dr. F.J. Talley. Since this events inception just three years ago, we have doubled the number of sites and projects being serviced by our campus community. It is certainly rewarding to be providing assistance to these many deserving organizations. It is equally rewarding to see members of our board of trusteesshovel or paint brush in handworking along side our students, faculty and staff to improve a playground, clean up a public park or revitalize a community theatre.
Olivet Colleges third annual All-Campus Service Day begins with a rally in the campus square at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Service Day projects will get underway at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27.