New Students Volunteer in Community
August 27, 2004
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MILWAUKEE – They have only been on campus since Wednesday, but
already 350 members of Marquette 's freshman class are ready to
venture out into the Milwaukee community to be of service. Service
is deeply rooted in Marquette 's Jesuit mission and the university
is committed to exposing new students to this important Marquette
tradition. These freshman are participating in a program called
Urban Connection that is organized as part of new student orientation.
The Marquette volunteers will be at different sites throughout
the city from 10:30a.m-1:30p.m., including:
Cathedral of St. John's
Open Door Café
831 N. Van Buren St.
Volunteers will prepare sandwiches for bag lunches, serve
food in the dining room and clean the kitchen and dining areas.
Delphi House, Inc.
1113 N 21 st St .
Volunteers will be cleaning up the neighborhood with
children, painting the inside of the building, fixing the rock
garden, and taking the children on an outing.
881 W. Grange Ave.
Volunteers will help prepare for the Harvest of Arts
and Craft by cleaning out barns, arranging outdoor furniture,
and picking up the grounds.
Each year, Marquette students, faculty, administrators, and alumni
perform more than 110,000 hours of community service all over
the world. Nearly 70 percent of Marquette undergraduate students
participate in some form of service during their college experience.
For more information, log on to http://www.marquette.edu/newsroom