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Malone University gears up for new student orientation; ready to send new students “Into the Streets” to serve local community organizations

August 11, 2014 | Release # 6952

Into the Streets

They are the generation of computer-generated action movies and smart phones, born in 1996, who most likely have never experienced the chicken pox. And on August 20, the class of 2018 will descend upon Malone University.

Malone is currently making last-minute preparations in anticipation of the annual excitement. New Student Orientation at Malone University is actually a five-day event that includes outdoor education team building exercises; workshops for the new college students and their parents; an introduction to co-curricular activities, clubs, and organizations; a multicultural mixer; worship experiences; and an afternoon of community service; as well as some down time with karaoke, a concert, the "world's largest" game of musical chairs; and a closed movie screening at the historic Canton Palace Theatre.

The Stark County community will benefit from the new Canton residents when the first year students head "Into the Streets" August 21-22. 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.

Past participating agencies and organizations have included Calvary Mission, Camp Tuscazoar, Canton YWCA, 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, and St. Luke's Lutheran Community.

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 has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 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 2014, has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
fgubznf+znybar+rqh Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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