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New Susquehanna Students to Volunteer Around the Region

SELINSGROVE— Incoming freshmen at Susquehanna University will participate in the university’s 17th annual community service day on Aug. 29.

The event, SU GIVE (Susquehanna University: Get Into Volunteer Experiences), is part of student orientation, introducing new students to the Susquehanna University community, the greater Susquehanna Valley and the university’s longstanding tradition of service and leadership. More than 600 new students, faculty and staff will volunteer at nearly 40 off-campus sites throughout the region.

Volunteer sites include Agapeland Preschool, the American Cancer Society, Buffalo Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, the Campus Garden, Central Oak Heights recreational facility, Christ Community Methodist Church, the Danville Borough, Danville State Hospital, Dauntless Hook and Ladder Company, the DCNR Bureau of State Parks, the Donald Heiter Community Center, East Snyder Park, Evangelical Community Hospital, Par Point Animal Shelter, Geisinger House of Care, Grayson View Assisted Living and Golden Living Center.

Selinsgrove residents can pitch in, too. In addition to volunteering at the various sites, participants will conduct a food drive from 1 to 4 p.m. at Selinsgrove households. Residents may leave donated nonperishable food items in a plastic bag at their front doors for students to pick up and deliver to Haven Ministry in Sunbury.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world.  Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education.  Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation.  The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers.  For more information, visit www.susqu.edu


Karen M. Jones


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