Rather than spending fall break relaxing at home or traveling leisurely, 14 students from Western Carolina University will visit Atlanta to help children and the homeless, volunteering with community-service agencies from Thursday, Oct. 9, to Monday, Oct. 13.
Western Carolina University students, faculty, staff and alumni will participate in a food drive and Campus Kitchen Garden expansion project to combat hunger and food insecurity as part of the Homecoming 2008 Community Service Day.
The Western Carolina University Freshman Leadership Institute will host a 5K campus run at 4 p.m. Friday, April 25, to help kick off the annual campus spring carnival and raise money for CuRvE, the Cullowhee Revitalization Endeavour.
Western Carolina University will recognize two Jackson County agencies and two individuals for their effective collaborations with university students and faculty on community service projects that are linked to the curriculum.
The Western Carolina University chapter of First Book, a non-profit organization, has awarded $2,500 in Borders Books gift cards to a Jackson County school and an after-school program in Haywood County as part of a literacy promotion program.
Community Health Link of Jackson County and Western Carolina University’s Center for Service Learning will co-sponsor a “Walking Our World” celebration Saturday, April 5, on the WCU campus in Cullowhee.
Rather than spending spring break at parties or on the beach, 35 students from Western Carolina University will travel to Chicago to help children and the homeless. From Saturday, March 1, to Friday, March 7, the group will volunteer with community service projects.
As part of an international service-learning initiative, Western Carolina University students will be traveling to Costa Rica and Panama during spring break to volunteer their time while exploring the Central American landscapes and cultures.