ACU's Service Expo continues during trying time


Abilene Christian University students will be participating in the Service Expo, sponsored by ACU's Volunteer and Service Learning Center, as planned despite the tragic national events of Tuesday.

"We want our students to realize that in the midst of this national tragedy, personal tragedies and struggles continue every day," said Nancy Coburn, director of the Volunteer and Service Learning Center. "We want to continue to show them ways they can serve and make a difference right here, right now."

Each day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the ACU campus center, various Abilene organizations will have booths for students to visit and find out more about service opportunities.

"The Service Expo is an opportunity for the community to come to campus and share their service and volunteer opportunities," said Nancy Coburn, director of Volunteer and Service Learning. "Our goal is to establish the third week of class (at Service Expo) as the time that students commit to some type of service involvement for the semester or for the year."

Chapel services were scheduled to focus on community service in connection with the Service Expo but have been changed to help students deal with the national crisis. Tuesday, Dr. Royce Money, ACU president, addressed students and Wednesday, Eddie Sharp, minister at the University Church of Christ will speak on the tragedy.

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