This Sunday, April 14th, is the Indian Student Association Service Day.
Taking place from 9am-2pm in the Saint Louis Room of the BSC, ISA will be partnering up with Cardinal Glennon and making food baskets for underprivileged communities in the greater Saint Louis area. The event is open to the public, so stop by and help out!
ISA Service Day
Sunday, April 14th
9am-2pm, Saint Louis Room
Habitat for Humanity‘s Act! Speak! Build! Week will be taking place next week from Apr. 2nd-6th.
This week serves to educate others by going beyond build sites, in an effort to advocate for decent, affordable housing for all. There are several events throughout the week:
Tues. 4/2 – Suckers For Habitat
Stop by the Quad, get a sucker, and learn some facts about Habitat for Humanity from 10am-2pm.
Wed. 4/3 – Give a Crap for Habitat
Stop by the Quad from 10-2 and donate some change to Habitate in one of the Restore’s toilets.
Wed. 4/3 – Habitat Housing Simulation
Experience life as a homeless person, try to find food, shelter, and employment in BSC 254 from 6:30-8pm.
Thurs. 4/4 – Move Night in the Quad
Enjoy the film The Pursuit of Happiness in the Quad at 8pm.
Fri. 4/5 – Build a House for Nicaragua
Stop by the Quad from 10-2 to help build a house for Nicaragua. You can hammer two nails for $1 and all donations will be given to the Habitat affiliate in Nicaragua.
Sat. 4/6 - Volunteer Day
Volunteer with Habitat or the Center for Service and Community Engagement. Sign up at sites.slu.edu/habitat.
This is an awesome week, highlighting an important cause, so be sure to check out some of the events!
Act! Speak! Build! Week
Various events, times, locations
SLU’s annual Showers of Service is approaching! It’s on April 13th but sign-ups close on April 3rd.
Showers of Service is a campus-wide day of service sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega. It’s similar to Make A Difference Day that’s held every fall. Volunteers are sent out into the St. Louis community to help out on various tasks and projects. Each participant will receive free breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. You can sign up in groups or as individuals!
Sign-up online at apo.slu.edu/. You must fill out the form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or print it out and turn it into the APO office in the BSC. Sign-ups close at 11:59pm on April 3rd.
The opening ceremony for Showers of Service will take place at 8:30am in the Hermann Soccer Stadium.
April 13, 2013 8:30am-2:00pm
Opening Ceremony at the soccer stadium
SLU needs your shoes! If you’re going home for spring break, think about bringing back a pair of shoes and donating it to the SLU Shoe Drive!
This is an event that unites students, faculty and staff toward one goal – Donate 6,000 pounds to the Shoeman Water Projects; help bring clean water to citizens of Haiti and Africa; and keep the “Boot” at SLU for another year.
The Battle of the Boot is a friendly challenge between SLU and Washington University. Last year combined the two universities collected over 10,000 pounds of shoes, and SLU got the inaugural trophy. The SLU Staff Advisory Committee sponsors this event.
This year, we need everyone to pitch in and toss in a pair of shoes. Flip flops, sandals, boots, high heels, tennis shoes, cleats, etc. As long as the shoes are wearable and there are no holes in the soles and they aren’t torn up, we can take them.
There are bins throughout campus that you can drop shoes off in. Locations include Chaifetz, DuBourg Hall, the office in Fusz, the law and Pius Library, Verheagan Hall, Wool Center, Allied Health Professional Building, Salus Center, and the School of Nursing. They are white narrow bins. There are also large green trash bins with a shoe poster on top in the Hickory East and West parking garages.
There shoe drive ends May 31st, so there’s plenty of time for you to drop a pair of shoes off! We need roughly 2,000 pairs of shoes each month to reach 7,000 pounds. If every student donates just one pair of shoes, we’d be over our goal! If you’d like to get more involved other than donating, contact Yvonne McCool at email@example.com. They are looking for students who have time once or twice a month to help sort and count shoes or who can help set up more donation boxes around campus (specifically in dorms) and can monitor them. It’s for a great cause, so please reach out if you’re able to volunteer! Services hours are offered to those who help.
The shoes collected are given to people who need them to help protect their feet from injury and parasites, and the clean water allows for clean drinking water, reduced chances of disease, better hygiene and hope for a better future. Where else can you go to “toss” a pair of shoes and impact lives forever in Haiti and Africa? They’re making a difference, one sole at a time.
SLU Shoe Drive
Donate a pair of shoes through May 31st
various locations on campus
The SLU community is invited to nominate outstanding student leaders, faculty, staff and student organizations for the 22nd annual Leadership and Service Awards
, sponsored by the Student Involvement Center. The award will recognize individuals and groups for their contributions to Saint Louis University and the surrounding community. The award’s ceremony will occur on Thursday, April 18th at 6:30 pm in the Wool Ballrooms.
Nominations can be made online through SLU Groups
and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 8.
Contact Natalie Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Leadership and Service Awards
Nominations due March 8th at 5pm through SLU Groups