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Freshman Continue SU Tradition of Community Service

August 24, 2007

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – More than 600 first-year students, upperclassmen, faculty and staff will participate in Susquehanna University’s 14th annual community service day on Saturday, Aug. 25. Dubbed SU G.I.V.E. (Susquehanna University: Get Into Volunteer Experiences), the event is part of the new student orientation week, introducing first-year students to the Susquehanna University community and its long-standing tradition of service and leadership.

The annual event is designed to help new students strengthen their relationships with one another and the community at large. Teams of volunteers, led by numerous faculty and staff, including university President L. Jay Lemons, will work from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at more than 35 different sites in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Montour counties.

The volunteer sites include Danville State Hospital, Dauntless Hook and Ladder Company, Danville State Hospital, DCNR Bureau of State Parks, Far Point Animal Rescue, Geisinger House of Care, Grayson View Assisted Living, Haven Ministry homeless shelter, Kidsgrove, Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, Mostly Mutts, the Ronald McDonald house of Danville, Selinsgrove AYSO, Sunbury Community Hospital, T&D's Cats of the World, and the Selinsgrove Restoration Project.

Saturday evening, following their day of service to the community, first-year students will gather in Nicholas A. Lopardo Stadium for a gigantic game of Simon Says with Broadway's own Steve Rosen, star of Spamalot. The activity is a fun way for students to break the ice with one another, and to begin honing their leadership and team building skills.

Contact: Victoria Kidd
570-372-4119

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