Week of Action provides Ball State students opportunities for community involvement

Topics: Student Affairs, Administrative, College of Communication Information and Media, College of Sciences and Humanities

February 19, 2008

The 2008 Spring Week of Action, Feb. 19-27, will provide Ball State University students an opportunity to become civically engaged and active in their local and global communities.

"The overall goal is to get students civically engaged, especially in an election year," said Nelson Sigrah, a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Life, which is organizing Week of Action. "I think that it's imperative that a generation as critical as this one thinks outside themselves. And it will give them views of things they might not have experienced otherwise."

The week's events are as follows:

  • poverty simulation, 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Pittenger Student Center ballroom; registration is full
  • Horizon House presentation on homelessness awareness, 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the student center forum room
  • American Red Cross blood drives, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 in the lobby of Pruis Hall and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Park Hall multipurpose
    room; register online at www.givelife.org and search "ballstate"
  • "Support Your Presidential Candidate" cards, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Atrium in the Art and Journalism Building
  • film, "10 Questions for the Dalai Lama," 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the student center forum room
  • author and political analyst Juan Williams, 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in Pruis Hall
  • Peace Corps presentation, 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in the student center, room 102
  • paper towel and toilet paper drive for the Muncie Mission, Feb. 19-27, drop-off at the student center, room 118.

All events are free and open to the public. Contact Sigrah at 765-285-3476 for more information.

Week of Action is co-sponsored by Excellence in Leadership, University Program Board, American Red Cross, the Department of Social Work, Horizon House of Indianapolis, the College of Communication, Information, and Media, National Association of Black Journalists, Black Student Association, the Multicultural Center and the Muncie Mission.

By Jennifer Strempka

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