FYE Service & Learning Day

Drinking, partying, and overall not doing homework is the typical picture when thinking of the first Saturday after school starts, but for roughly 200 freshmen this was not the case.

First Year Experience (FYE) along with the Center of Service & Learning hosted their first ever FYE Day of Service & Learning on Saturday, August 25.

“The idea is that any student or student group can adopt a quadrant on campus and keep our campus beautiful,” said Glenda Hensley, director of FYE.

The day was divided into two shifts, morning and afternoon, and each group had specific jobs available. Some of the jobs were walking around picking up trash, placing Red Zone flags around campus, writing letters to veterans and elders, and registering students to vote.

The new Director of Service & Learning, Lane Perry, was there from beginning to end learning students’ names and getting everyone energized.

“It’s amazing,” said Perry. “It’s the first Saturday and these students came out to help.”

Although most of the students were forced to volunteer due to seminars and classes, by the end of the day they seemed to have had a good time.

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