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(Neb.)-Chadron State College To Take Part In

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 03/12/2013 09:39 AM

(CHADRON)-A new tradition is starting at Chadron State College this spring. On April 20, hundreds of CSC students, faculty, and staff will team up for “The Big Event.” This student-led community service project will focus on giving back to the community of Chadron for their continual support of CSC throughout the years, according to Shaunda French, assistant professor of communication at Chadron State.
The CSC volunteers will perform several different tasks, including planting trees, visiting nursing homes, and a food drive, plus others. “’The Big Event’ is nationally recognized, and I’m so excited to see Chadron State College implement this amazing tradition,” said French. She continued, “It has been truly inspiring to see the students working so diligently with local businesses and organizations to make ‘The Big Event’ come together here at CSC.
CSC junior Samuel Parker, an intern for The Big Event explains, “We want to make a lasting impact in our community, and it all starts with being a part of something that is bigger than ourselves.”
“The Big Event” was founded at Texas A&M University in 1982. Since then, it has spread to over 75 additional colleges nationwide. As noted in Texas A&M University’s mission statement, “The Big Event” is designed as a way to give back to the community. “Through service-oriented activities, ‘The Big Event’ promotes campus and community unity as students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community.”
For more information on how to become involved with “The Big Event,“ e-mail Samuel Parker at samuel.parker@eagles.csc.edu or call Shaunda French at 308-432-6302.

---CSC Information Services


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