Inspiration becomes a community project

Hugh Evans

On Friday, Student Life will host a workshop where only the first 60 students to register will be able to participate.
Student Life is bringing Hugh Evans to speak at the workshop. Evans is an Australian humanitarian who is the CEO of the Global Poverty Project, which aims to end extreme poverty by offering support and creating movements around the world.
He’s a young man who created a worldwide foundation to try to put an end to global poverty, said Heather Atchley, Student Life director.
“He’s coming to talk to our students about being the change and making a difference in your own community,” Atchley said.
It ties in nicely with the institutional theme, “Be the change,” which is the mission of the service-learning seminar, Atchley said.
“So, we’re excited to have him come be our keynote speaker in that event.”
After Evans’ speech, students will be divided into groups. They will get to choose from four groups they want to work with: the elderly, children, the environment or poverty.
“Then, with a student facilitator and an employee facilitator, the student group will come up with a service learning project based on those four areas that they want to carry out in our community during the spring semester,” Atchley said.
Only students who will be enrolled this spring need to register.
“If students do not plan on being enrolled this spring, then they should not register,”Atchley said.
Karen Logan, an administrative clerk for communications and theater, said she is helping out for next month’s seminar.
“I’m thrilled to help,” she said. “We’re particularly excited because they’re going to be having us work on a poverty project, which fits in nicely with the food pantry that we helped establish and run.
“If any students are interested in getting involved, then I definitely encourage it.
“I think it’s going to be a great opportunity, real exciting, and a good way to impact your community.”
Civil engineering major Mikhaela Sample has been president of the Student Government Association since the spring semester.
“This event is a great opportunity to get involved with the community and to boost your resume,” Sample said.
The seminar will start at 8 a.m. and finish at 3 p.m.
Students can register in the basement of the College Union Building.

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