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Thu September 12, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Freshmen Taking Time out Sept. 13 for ‘Day of Service’

MTSU freshmen will pause from their first-year college instruction to give back to the community this week.

The Freshman Day of Service is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Student Union Ballroom.

MTSU freshmen will assemble snack packs to be delivered to local schools to encourage healthy eating among children involved in afterschool programs.

Each snack pack will include granola bars, crackers and cheese or peanut butter, applesauce cups and a juice box or bottled water.

Freshmen are invited to volunteer for 20 minutes between classes or for the duration of the event.

This event is a Connection Point, part of a program designed to connect new students with the MTSU community and help them become fully integrated into campus life.

“Students who are involved with campus life tend to perform better academically and are more likely to graduate than those that don't,” states the Connection Point webpage at http://www.mtsu.edu/stuaff/connect/.

The Freshman Day of Service is sponsored by MTSU’s Student Government Association, the Office of Leadership and Service and the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties.

For more information, call 615-898-5812 or go to www.mtsu.edu/leadandserve.