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Students Take Part in Freshman Service Project

Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012

Sporting bright purple T-shirts, members of the entering class of 2012 fanned out across Evansville this morning to take part in the annual Freshman Service Project.

The project sent new UE students to 20 locations throughout the city - including parks, community centers, and other nonprofit organizations - to perform tasks ranging from painting to cleaning to landscaping.

The Freshman Service Project is part of Welcome Week, a program designed to help incoming students transition into college life before classes begin.

"The goal of the Freshman Service Project is to help new students get acquainted with the community they'll call home during their college years," said Geoff Edwards, director of UE's Center for Student Engagement and coordinator of the Freshman Service Project. "Last year, UE students contributed more than 19,000 hours of community service, and we hope the Freshman Service Project inspires many students to continue serving the Evansville community.

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