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Science at the Market integrates community with scientific disciplines

Science at the Market integrates community with scientific disciplines

By Thomas Block, Contributing writer

October 2, 2017

Before the majority of groggy University students lifted themselves out of bed, the downtown farmers market was already a festive explosion of shimmering hues, crisp smells and delectable tastes, with plenty of locally grown products available. However, food wasn’t the only thing around that crowds were...

‘Community & Campus Day of Service’ builds relationships while fighting hunger

‘Community & Campus Day of Service’ builds relationships while fighting hunger

By Emily Scott

April 9, 2015

Packaging 148,000 meals in one day — or one thousand for every year that the University has served the public — is no small task. But that’s the goal, and it takes a lot of organization, time, money and hard-working volunteers: the key ingredients to this Saturday’s third annual “Community &...

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

By Sarah Foster

January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

University students go to the Philippines for Typhoon Relief

University students go to the Philippines for Typhoon Relief

By Abrar Al-Heeti

September 2, 2014

The blow of Typhoon Haiyan affected millions of people in the Philippines after it first hit on November 8, 2013. Thousands lost their lives, and hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed, leaving families to search through the rubble of the storm’s aftermath, trying to piece their lives back togethe...

Nine local Methodist churches partner in Angel Build

Nine local Methodist churches partner in Angel Build

By Abrar Al-Heeti

July 21, 2014

Volunteer builders stood in a staggered line at the construction site of Habitat for Humanity’s Angel Build. With caulk tubes in hand, they perched themselves on the foundation, laying glue for the wood floor to adhere. Habitat for Humanity started construction on a new home for community member Chel...

Anna Kaszuba aids on campus sexual assault awareness education

Anna Kaszuba aids on campus sexual assault awareness education

By Mara Shapiro

April 14, 2014

Anna Kaszuba, sophomore in LAS, became involved with sexual assault awareness on campus after attending a FYCARE seminar during her freshman year. The class acted as a catalyst for Kaszuba’s work, and after attending, she took a class to become a facilitator.  “I like educating people and opening...