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Community Service News Canvas Bags, Anyone? Are you creative? Do you need something to carry your things in to and from class? Are you interested in going green? Are you free Monday, October 10th at 7:30pm? If you answered yes to the previous questions, you should considering attending Green Team’s Canvas Bag Decorating Night! Green Team has purchased 50 canvas bags and will be supplying craft material for stu-

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dents to decorate the bags this coming Monday! Since they only purchased 50 bags, space is limited. It is necessary for all interested in making a bag to sign-up in the Student Life Office this week. The event will take place on Monday, October 10th at 7:30pm in the Resource Room.

Important Dates: 10/3 Youth and Literacy Tutoring (Meet in Mailroom at 3:40pm) 10/4 Adopt-a-Grandparent Visit (Meet in Mailroom at 6:45pm) 10/5 PAW Dog Walking (12-6pm, Sign-Up in the Student Life Office) 10/5 Youth and Literacy Tutoring (Meet in the Mailroom at 3:$0pm)

tions, please email any questions or comments to environment@ashland.edu

If you have any ques-

Urban Plunge will take place on Saturday, October 8th. A van will depart from the Student Center at 7 AM and return to campus

around 1 PM. All students who sign up for the trip must sign the food bank waivers at the time of sign up. There are still a few spots left, so interested students are encouraged to sign-up sooner rather than later. Habitat for Humanity’s Spring Break Applications are still available in the Student Life Of-

10/6 PAW Dog Walking (12-6pm, Sign-Up in the Student Life Office) 10/6 National Student Day (12pm2pm, Student Center) 10/6 Adopt-a-Grandparent Visit (Meet in Mailroom at 6:45pm) 10/8 Urban Plunge (Sign-Up in the Student Life Office) 10/8 Hunger Team Breakfast Center (Meet in Mailroom at 7:45am)

There’s still time... Were you interested in participating in Urban Plunge or the Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Trip but haven’t signed up yet? No, worries, there are still a few spots left!

Ashland University

10/10 Green Team Canvas Bag Decorating (7:30pm, Sign-Up in the Student Life Office)

fice. There are still 3 spots left on the trip. If finances are holding you back from applying, please do not worry too much because Habitat offers many fundraising opportunities. If you have any fundraising questions, please contact the fundraising chair, Ashley Christman at achrist3@ashland.edu.

Inside this issue:

Cambodia!!

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What’s all the Green About?!

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National Student Day

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Habitat for Humanity is Selling Jewelry!

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Community Care Teams

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Community Service News

Cambodia! Want to make a difference in lives all over the world? If so, we have an amazing opportunity for you! Ashland University’s Global Education Office is offering a two week service learning project in Cambodia. The tour cost is approximately $3,000. Although this may seem like much, you should know this includes your flight to and from Cambodia, as well as many other costs that most Study Abroad Opportunities do not

total into the program cost. The plus 1 service learning credit can be earned and connected to almost any class you take this coming Spring Semester. There will be two interest meetings held this week. Both interest meetings will be held in Kates Center, room 203. The interest meetings will be Wednesday and Thursday (October 5th and 6th) at 4:00pm. If you are interested, but unable to attend, please contact the Global Education Office this week!

What’s all the Green About?! Are you grateful for the roof over your head? Did you know that 1 and 6 people do not live in adequate housing? Today you may notice many students, faculty, and staff wearing green. This is not coincidental, but rather a planned event to get everyone’s attention. The green shirts are being worn because green is one of Habitat for Humanity International’s colors, and today is Habitat for Humanity International Day. Our campus has

“Did you know that 1 and 6 people do not live in adequate housing?” decided to make today an awareness event. Not only does our campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity make a difference by physically building houses, we like to bring awareness to

National Student Day The University Book Store will be honoring students who give back this Thursday from 12pm-2pm. There will be cookie decorating, music, and much more around the student center. Members from different community service teams will be available to talk

to about volunteer opportunities. The sign-ups for Service Week events will also be available from 12pm-2pm. This day is all about giving back to the amazing students at Ashland, so please stop by to see who our volunteers of the year are, as well as, to get a cookie!

our fellow beings about the importance of adequate housing. Stickers for those participating in 1 and 6 day are available at Convo if you are wearing green!


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Habitat for Humanity is selling Jewelry! :) To fundraise for the Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Trip, Habitat members will be selling Lia Sophia Jewelry this week.

selling it with packets. They will have their packets later this week and orders will be due at the end of next week.

You can order online by going to www.liasophia.com/evelyncrowley and then click on the tab “Browse Our Jewelry”. When ordering the Hostess name is Ashley Christman (this is our fundraising chairs name). You are able to browse the catalogs and order and pay online this way.

Since this is a fundraiser, the campus chapter will not be receiving the free jewelry like other hostesses, but instead our Lia Sophia Fashion Advisor has worked out a way to donate more to our charitable cause.

There will also be individual students

raiser, please contact Ashley Christman at achrist3@ashland.edu. When others decide to “book parties” or hold fundraisers through Lia Sophia, it helps our group raise more money. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Habitat for Humanity executive board at habitat@ashland.edu We all appreciate everyone’s kind contributions to our fundraising efforts.

However, if you are interested in hosting a Lia Sophia party, or if your group is interested in doing a similar fund-

The Teams of Community Care Youth & Literacy Team

Habitat for Humanity Team

Hunger Team Involved with Pump House Ministry

Character Breakfasts

Local Builds

Bookstore Story Times

Week Long Spring Break Trip

Making children’s books

Fundraising Events

Emmanuel UMC Breakfast Center on Saturdays

Campus wide book drives

Advocacy Events

CROP Walk

Project Linus

habitat@ashland.edu

Canned food drives hunger@ashland.edu

youth@ashland.edu

Green Team Green Crafts

Peers for Animal Welfare Team (PAW)

Green Fashion Show

Dog walking and Cat Shelter visits every other week

Green Week events

Campus Canines

Environmental Awareness

Awareness events

environment@ashland.edu

PAW Hugging Booth (with dogs!)

Adopt-a-Grandparent Team Biweekly visits to the local nursing home Senior Prom Adopt-a-Sweetheart Halloween Party grandparent@ashland.edu

paw@ashland.edu

PROUD Tutoring Tutoring program through Ashland City Schools

proud@ashland.edu


October 3, 2011