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Union’s 9th annual Campus and Community set for Nov. 1

Sophomore Kaitlin Nonweiler helps pack up boxes that were made for Operation Christmas Child during last year's Campus and Community day. (Photo by Deanna Santangelo)
Sophomore Kaitlin Nonweiler helps pack up boxes that were made for Operation Christmas Child during last year's Campus and Community day. (Photo by Deanna Santangelo)

JACKSON, Tenn.Oct. 31, 2011 – More than 1,000 Union University students, faculty and staff members will participate in about 70 service projects in Jackson and West Tennessee Nov. 1 as part of Union’s ninth annual “Campus and Community: A Day of Remembrance and Service.”

The event, part of Union’s Homecoming week of activities, is an opportunity for Union to show its appreciation to the community for its assistance after tornadoes hit the campus in 2002, 2003 and 2008. Union cancels most classes on this day each year to allow the university community to participate in projects at such places as local schools, churches, nursing homes and social organizations.

This year’s Campus and Community activities will begin with a chapel service at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m., student groups will depart to their assigned projects, most of which will be completed by mid-afternoon.

A complete list of projects can be seen at www.uu.edu/events/dayofremembrance/2011.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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