Over the weekend, someone was a busy bee and decorated the side of the Whiteman-Gibbs Science building. I’m sure many students on campus have seen the large “LOVE” plastered on the side of the building in bright yellow neon squares. So what could this mean? Is it in preparation for Valentines day? Not exactly.
This week, Catalyst and the Student Development Office are sponsoring the “Week of Love.” The purpose is to focus on showing love to our surrounding community by doing community service. They are advertising different opportunities to serve in the community and want to log the volunteer hours the SAU students provide this week. You can get involved through signing up at the table outside the dining commons during meal times. So join in and serve with the other students!
- Volunteering at the Salvation Army in Jackson anytime during the week from 3:30-5:30 p.m. to help with their after school program called STARS [OR] play basketball with the youth at open gym from 6-8 p.m. between Monday and Thursday
- Picking up trash on campus this Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m.
- Cleaning up the Falling Water Trail (the trail by Lime Lake) on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Writing love/encouragement notes to the people living in the Arbor Oaks Living Center on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the Student Center
As a reminder, you don’t have to do these things listed above in order to love the people around you. I encourage you to go out of your way this week to hold the door open for someone, write someone an encouraging note, or thank your professors after class. God bless!
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. ” – Romans 12:9-10