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6365-New Malone University Students Head Into the Streets to Volunteer

6365-August 9, 2012

New students at Malone University will experience orientation week, August 22-26. Not only will they learn their way around the campus, meet their professors, and make new friends -- they'll also become acquainted with our local community and a wide variety of organizations. The two day event called "Into the Streets" will take place Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. both days. The program connects incoming students with service opportunities from which to choose throughout their college experience, while at the same time providing thousands of volunteer hours to local agencies and organizations.

"Into the Streets" is an award-winning program developed in 1995 by Marcia Everett, Ph.D., director of The College Experience program at Malone University, in an effort to incorporate service as part of the college learning experience while instilling in students a sense of the larger community beyond the campus. Students are introduced to a wide variety of community agencies and ministries with the hopes that in addition to the work they do these two days the students will have some concrete ideas of how they can continue to serve the community as a Malone student and beyond.

Dr. Everett has been named to the Honor Roll of First-Year Student Advocates by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, and was also presented with the Leading Age Award by St. Luke Lutheran Community for Excellence in Service – Best Practice for Intergenerational Volunteer Service for her efforts.

Participating agencies and organizations include Calvary Mission, Camp Tuscazoar, Coleman Center, Crisis Center, Hammer & Nails, Habitat for Humanity, Habitat ReStore, Humane Society, Migrant Center, North Branch Library, Palace Theatre, Pregnancy Support Center of Stark County, Refuge of Hope, Salvation Army, Stark Parks, St. Luke's Lutheran Community, Turnaround Community Outreach, Wilmot Wilderness Center.

For more information, please contact Dr. Everett at by email: zrirergg+znybar+rqh.

Video of Into the Streets, 2011:

More about Orientation

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330.471.8239
Cell: 330.324.2424


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