This archived article was written by: Austin Ashcraft
Perhaps you remember seeing candy-cane striped “7s” all over campus near the end of last semester. Maybe you recall seeing a bunch of students hovering over quilts as you walked past the SUN Center. Hopefully you stopped to join them.
Whatever the case, the SUN Center is preparing for a second bout of the “Seven Days of Service.”
The original Seven Days of Service happened the week before finals last semester. The project was a great success. It resulted in over 300-service hours from over 150 volunteers.
There was so much positive feedback from the week’s events that the leaders of the SUN Center decided to hold the event again.
This semester, the Seven Days of Service kicks off on Saturday, April 16 and will continue to Friday, April 22.
Last semester, student leadership chose seven different projects, one for each day, and organized and carried them out wonderfully.
The project began as a challenge issued by Utah State University at its Transfer Leadership Conference. The goal was to have each institution come up with a service project that would help unite the student body and community.
The challenge turned into a competition between schools, which USU-Eastern ended up winning.
This semester, the SUN Center plans to have each of their project leaders plan and carry out a project that week. Hopefully, the wide variety of projects allows many more students to participate.
There won’t be a competition this time, except to do more service than last semester.
“I think it is a wonderful way to end the semester,” states adviser Kathy Murray. “It gives people a chance to clear their minds right before finals while helping others.”