month, Iowa State
students will be dancing the night away in order to raise money for the
Children's Miracle Network and the Children's Hospital of Iowa.
The Iowa State Daily has amped up
recruitment efforts with this article in anticipation of the 15-hour event.
Apparently, the dance-a-thon was created more than 30 years ago, and arrived at
Iowa State almost a decade ago. It’s now the
largest student-run philanthropic event at Iowa State,
raising over $145,000 for kids last year.
A Clemson University student will spend her summer biking across the country, Virginia to Oregon, in an attempt to raise awareness of affordable housing issues. Bike & Build works with organizations like Habitat for Humanity to raise public understanding of the issue and to build affordable homes for those in need. While bikes are perhaps often most perceived as activist instruments in the fight against global warming, students with Macalester College’s Mac Bike are using the bike to address issues of gender inequality.
Iowa State’s Student Union Board Awareness Committee held a Hunger Banquet this week to demonstrate the difference between the first world, the second world, and the third world. Upon entering the Banquet, students drew a card that assigned them to one of the three worlds. First-world students were served a full-course dinner, second-world students served themselves rice and beans, and third-world students sat on the floor and ate rice. Students at the University of Arizona coordinated a 30-hour fast to accompany the Hunger Banquet at that University. Students at UCLA com
The Aggie Book Club at Texas A&M University held a book drive for the Twin City Missions, the Boys and Girls Club, and various hospices and local hospitals, in order to promote reading.
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UC Irvine’s Muslim Student Association held an Islam Awareness Week for the students of that campus, exploring topics from Qur’anic verse to the role of women in Islam. Members of the MSA worked hard to recruit non-Muslims to the educational event, wearing armbands that said “Ask Me” to generate interest in, and awareness of, the week’s events.
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Five Jewish students, six Christians, and seven Muslims from SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry and Syracuse University are traveling together on an interfaith expedition. The one-week trip to Turkey is designed to forge bonds between students of the three faiths. On a lighter note, a multicultural organization at the University of North Carolina organized a fashion show to raise awareness of different cultures on campus. The student group Masala focused on couples of different cultural backgrounds with their show, “My Big Fat Multicultural Wedding.”
A Howard University gradate student, Brittany Aimee Clay, has created a website that offers religious, educational, and social support for pregnant Howard University women. Clay was first called to create the resource, named Nehemyah, after a pregnancy scare her sophomore year caused her to consider the tremendous amount of information and social support she would need to say in school. Although it turned out that she was not pregnant, Clay remained determined to build the network of resources available to Howard women who find themselves expecting.
The Relay for Life at Indiana University raised more than $74,000 for the American Cancer Society. The Relay for Life is a nationwide event where participants walk a track through the night to raise money for the ACS. Students at the University of California Davis also participated in a Relay for Life. The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at the College of William and Mary raised more than $2,100 for cervical cancer research by serving up a spaghetti dinner to students on campus. Students at Penn State University held a 5K race to raise money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Associa
Students nationwide are spending their spring breaks on service-oriented trips, ranging from house building in the still devastated Gulf Coast to volunteering in Caribbean orphanages. Almost 100 students at Colorado State University are participating in this year's Alternative Spring Break, heading to eight different locations across the world to participate in service projects. The Kansas State Collegian interviews Danielle Wong, one of the school’s student veterans of New Orleans service trips. Ohio University students are heading to Katrina-affected areas for rebuilding e
At Syracuse University and Rutgers University, student volunteers with the Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society are offering free tax help. The student effort at Syracuse concentrates on the students, faculty, and staff of that school, while Rutgers’ students, with the help of the Internal Revenue Service and Volunteer Income Tax Assistants (VITA), offer their help to community members who make less than $30,000 a year.