UT students to give back to community through Big Event March 21

March 19, 2015 | Events, UToday
By Aimee Portala

About 2,000 University of Toledo students are expected to participate in this year’s Big Event, UT’s largest student-run service project.

big-event-logo1The Big Event will take place Saturday, March 21, when students give back to the community around campus by taking on projects such as yard work, painting houses, washing windows and other tasks.

Students will begin gathering at the UT Student Recreation Center on Main Campus at 9:30 a.m. to receive their job-site assignments. The service event is scheduled to run from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Interim President Nagi Naganathan will address the group at 11 a.m.

And a Red Bull paper airplane competition will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with the three students with the farthest distance, longest airtime and most aerodynamic plane sent to Austria for an international competition.

Throughout the afternoon, student groups will work in a number of areas, including the Cherry Street Mission, Nightingale Harvest, University Church, Toledo Grows Gardens, Ronald McDonald House and various Metroparks of the Toledo Area.

“This day is extremely important for our students at The University of Toledo,” said Ashley Citraro, a junior majoring in human resources and information systems, and director of the Big Event. “The people we help for the day are alumni and residents that show support for UT year-round. This is a day for us to show our appreciation.”

For more information, contact Citraro at ashley.citraro@rockets.utoledo.edu or 216.789.9343.

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