New ACU students end week with service projects,
August 19, 1999
Now that the new students at Abilene Christian University
literally have their feet wet from Wednesday's Water Day,
they are gearing up to serve their new community.
Water Day was a part of ACU's new student orientation
(Welcome Week), as is Friday's service projects. From
1:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday, about 500 ACU freshmen will
scatter across Abilene to be involved with different service
projects. This is the first year a service project has been
included in Welcome Week activities.
About 230 freshmen will be visiting AISD schools while
groups of about 20 will be visiting different locations such
as: House That Kerry Built, YMCA (State Street), Goodwill,
Salvation Army, Food Bank of Abilene, Harmony Family
Services, Sears Methodist Center, Covenant Place of Abilene,
Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene Adult Daycare and several
senior citizen centers.
Mudfest, a Welcome Week annual event, will take place
Saturday, Aug. 21, at 1:30 p.m. Students will gather on the
field east of University Park Apartments, for Olympic-style
games in the mud. Later that evening at 8 p.m., a talent
show will be conducted in Moody Coliseum. New students will
have the opportunity to show off their talents, funny or
serious, for their friends.
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