IUPUC to Participate in "The Big Event" on April 11

March 1, 2020
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The Office of Student Involvement and the Student Government Activities board at IUPUC has scheduled its annual spring service project, The Big Event, for Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is looking for Columbus-area homeowners in need of yard work such as raking, weeding, and mulching that the volunteers will perform free of charge.

The Big Event was first initiated in 1982 at Texas A&M University by Joe Nussbaum, Vice President of the Student Government Association, as a way for students to say “Thank You” to the surrounding community. Since then, colleges and universities across the country have begun participating in this day of service.

Now in its sixth year, The Big Event Columbus is a way for IUPUC and its students to give back to the community it serves. According to Assistant Director of Student Affairs at IUPUC, Bailey Moss, “The Big Event Columbus is one example of IUPUC’s commitment to community engagement. We are excited to continue this IUPUC tradition and participate in the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation.”

Columbus-area residents who are interested in having the volunteers come to their homes on April 11 can download the application form HERE. The application forms must be received by March 23, 2020 to be considered. Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to bkmoss@iupuc.edu, or can be mailed to the attention of Bailey Moss at IUPUC: 4601 Central Ave., Columbus, IN 47203.

IUPUC students, faculty, and staff interested in volunteering, should also contact Bailey Moss.

For more information, go to www.iupuc.edu/events/thebigevent or contact Bailey Moss at (812) 375-7504 or via e-mail at bkmoss@iupuc.edu.