KWU Students Give Back with Weekend of Service

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Students pick up trash for Project H.E.R.O.

Kansas Wesleyan students turned out to lend a hand the weekend of April 22–23 with a wide range of service projects.

Jacob Buckman, Kyle Roth and Mallory Lantz headed to Goddard Place, a camp near Morland, KS, on Friday evening with Director of Experiential Learning Dr. Meredith Drees. They planned and facilitated a day and a half long program for junior high and high school students called "Mud and Morals," which included discussions on ethics and morality.

KWU students were also busy in Salina. Seven volunteers from the women's basketball team helped with the Walk MS event Saturday at Graves Family Sports Complex from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The walk is a fundraiser for the National MS Society. Jenna Farris, a senior majoring in exercise science, helped organize the event.

Spring Spruce-Up marked Earth Day on Saturday. The community-wide event includes projects like trash pick-up, weeding and making rain barrels. KWU students helped with projects, including cleaning sculptures in Oakdale Park.

On Sunday, Student Government Association planned Project H.E.R.O. Almost 100 students signed up for the day of service, which included work at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ashby House, Lakewood, Indian Rock and Thomas parks, Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center and DVACK.