New ACU students end week with service projects, mud

Media Advisory
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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