Union University

Day of Remembrance

November 10, 2003

 

Service

Opportunities

 

 

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Union University

Day of Remembrance

November 10, 2003

 

 

 

 

This day is devoted for all students, faculty, and staff to worship and give thanks for God’s protection during last year’s tornado.  The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel.  Students, faculty, and staff can review and sign up for service projects in advance in the Campus Ministries office.  For questions, call Campus Ministries at x5062. 

 

 

**Classes will be cancelled in order for students, faculty, and staff to serve together.  However, the following labs and classes will meet:  BIO 100L, BIO 221L, CHE 111L, CHE 324, CHE 319L, PHY 111L, PHY 231L, PHY 430L, NUR 421, and NUR 330.  In addition, student teaching will resume as scheduled and all evening classes will be held on November 10. 

 

 

On Campus Opportunities:

 

Mulch tree rings

Create a flat mulch ring approximately 2" high along the south entrance median.  This team is required to bring their own supplies

Project Leader: James Lux

Time of Work: Morning

Project size : 10 people

Meeting Location: South Entrance

Special Supplies Required: Shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, and pitch forks.

 

 

Mulch tree rings

Create a flat mulch ring approximately 2" high along old by-pass entrance (cherry trees).  This team is required to bring their own supplies.

Project Leader:  Brandon Nelms

Time of Work: Morning

Project size: 10 people

Meeting Location: Meet at cherry tree median

Special Supplies Needed: Shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, and pitch forks. 

 

 

Line trim along chain link fence along Highway 45 By-pass

Line trim and clean fence along by-pass

Project Leader:  Wayne Campbell

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size:  20 people

Meeting Location: Meet behind Hammons Hall

Special Supplies Needed: Line trimmers, loppers, hand pruners, and machete.

 

Rake leaves

Rake leaves across campus

Project Leader:  Hannah Vogtner

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size:  The more the merrier

Meeting Location:  D-53

Special Supplies Needed: Rakes and large trash bags.

 

 

Dirt work at student lot across from Watters dorms

Back fill top-soil along backside of curb

Project Leader: Keelan Cook

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 20 people

Meeting Location: Outside Watters Commons

Special Supplies Needed: Shovels, wheelbarrows, and rakes.

 

 

Pull weeds

Pull weeds out of flower beds

Project Leader:   Crystal Skelton

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: Unlimited

Meeting Location: C-6

Special Supplies Needed: Gloves

 

 

Lay rip rap (white stone) in washed out ditches

Lay rip rap along ditch beds and sides

Project Leader:   Amy McCutcheon

Time of Work:   Morning

Project Size:  15

Meeting Location: Bridge behind the administrative offices

Special Supplies Needed: Wheelbarrows and gloves.

 

Paint fence around baseball field

Brush paint and roll backside of fence facing Penick (weather permitting)

Project Leader:  Sarah Thompson

Time of Work: Until completion

Project Size:  50 people

Meeting Location: Baseball field parking lot

 

 

Breakfast for students

Serve students juice and bagels at the Class of 2000 Pavilion before the chapel service.

Project Leader: Residence Life Team and RA’s

Time of Work: 6:45-8:45 a.m.

Meeting Location: Class of 2000 Pavilion

 

 

Removing chapel pew wording

Remove the random white lettering from the ends of all the new chapel pews.

Project Leader:  Kristin Ulmer

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size:  30 people

Meeting Location: The front of the chapel near stage

 

 

Planting trees around campus

Planting trees around campus

Project Leader:  Daniel Verbist

Time of Work:  Until completion

Project Size:  30 people

Meeting Location:  D-52

 

 

 

 

 

Off Campus Opportunities:

 

West Tennessee Cerebral Palsy Association—NEW PROJECT

Advertising / marketing materials

Project Leader: Chris Nadaskay (x5253)

Time of Work:  All day

Project Size: Up to 20 people  (limited to pre-registered students in Ad Federation)

Meeting location: Jennings 207

 

Operation Christmas Child—NEW PROJECT

Project Leader: Joyce Henderson  (x5236)

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size: 6 people (mainly nursing majors)

Meeting location: C-19

 

 

Christian AcademyNEW PROJECT

Tutoring/teaching

Project Leader: Dr. Matt Lunsford (x5222)

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size: 6-8 people (Kappa Mu Epsilon)

Meeting location: Contact Dr. Lunsford directly

 

 

The STAR CenterNEW PROJECT

Helping to refurbish donated computer equipment

Computer Science majors/minors

Project Leader: Dr. Jan Wilms x5267

Time of Work:  1:15-3:30 p.m.

Project Size: 4 people

Meeting location: Main C hall Computer lab

 

 

Bells Nursing Home--NEW PROJECT

Singing to residents

Project Leader:  Dr. Richard Joiner (x5311)

Time of Work:  TBA

Project Size:  Unlimited; however, students need be in in Proclamation, Singers, or Choral Union

Meeting Location:  TBA from Dr. Joiner

 

 

United Way of West Tennessee--NEW PROJECT

Interior painting

Project Leaders:  Dr.  Darin White

Time of Work:  Until completion

Project Size:  20 (Already filled—Union Men’s Basketball Team)

Meeting Location:  TBA

Other information:  The United Way will provide all supplies.  The group will paint United Way’s new offices. 

 

 

Carl Perkins Center (downtown)--NEW PROJECT

Planting flowers

Project Leader:  Dr. Michael McMahan

Time of Work:  Until completion

Project Size:  1 (already filled)

Meeting Location:  TBA

 

 

Boys and Girls’ Club at Issac Lane-- NEW PROJECT

Tutoring

Project Leaders:  Tony Winkler and Ashley Goss

Time of Work:  Until 5 p.m.

Project Size:  9 people

Meeting Location:  Birdcage in Penick Hall (main hallway of PAC)

 

 

Boys and Girls’ Club at Lincoln Courts-- NEW PROJECT

Cleaning and organizing

Project Leader:  Katie Woodruff and ladies’ basketball team

Time of Work:  Until completion

Project Size:  5 people

Meeting Location:  Wellness Center

 

 

Boys and Girls’ Club at Whitehall Elementary-- NEW PROJECT

Tutoring and cleaning

Project Leader:  James Waddell

Time of Work:  Until 5 p.m.

Project Size:  2 people

Meeting Location:  Career Services

 

 

Boys and Girls’ Club at Brownsville-- NEW PROJECT

Bulletin boards and cleaning

Project Leader: Audrey Darby

Time of Work:  Until 3 p.m.

Project Size:  4 people

Meeting Location:  Theater

 

 

 

Food for the Soul-- NEW PROJECT

“UU Gospel Choir” and “Sociologists in Motion” will provide gospel music and 1,000 hot dogs to the community in the Westwood Recreational Center in Jackson.

Project Leader:  Dr. Toni Chiareli, x.5399

Time of Work:  10 a.m. to noon

Project Size:  Unlimited

Meeting Location:  BAC Sociology Department

 

 

Youthtown

Variety of projects from painting to cleaning

Project Leaders:  Amanda Jones, Lisa Whiffen, and Stacey Chandler  (Panhellenic)

Time of Work:  Until completion

Project Size:  50 people

Meeting Location:  D-52

 

 

BirthChoice

One team of 8 men to do painting, landscaping, etc.

One team of 10 women to assemble cards and ribbons for the Sanctity of Life Day

Project Leaders:  Lee Eubanks, Toria Argo, and Lauren Oldham

Time of Work:  Until completion

Project Size:  18 people (see above)

Meeting Location:  C-8

 

 

School of Education Service Project

Connecting with students in a local school

Project Leader:  Professor Sandra Hathcox (x5375) or     current education professor

Time of Work:  At least two hours

Meeting Location:  Varies according to school

Other Information:  All education students will hear about this project through their education classes.  However, non-education majors should contact Professor Sandra Hathcox directly to sign up for this event.  Student should be professionally dressed. 

 

 

  Habitat for Humanity

Construction

Project Leaders:  Erin Moore and Josh Hall (ATO)

Time of Work:  All day

Project Size:  10+ people

Meeting Location:  C-16

 

 

Christian Women’s Job Corps

Interior painting / light clean up

Project Leader:  Marci Coleman

Time of Work:   Until completed

Project Size:  10-12 people

Meeting Location:  C-12

 

 

Morningside Assisted Living

Lead a program, particularly singing, and visit with residents

Project Leader:  Laura Lee Moore

Time of Work:   Morning

Project Size:  10 people

Meeting Location:  C-10

 

 

Cheyenne Trace Assisted Living

Read to residents, help clean residents’ rooms, singing, and landscaping work

Project Leader:  Annie Ross and Brent Jones (freshmen council)

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size:  15 people

Meeting Location: C-15

Other Information:  Lunch will be provided. 

 

 

Area Relief Ministries

Help with intakes and organizing Christmas donations

Project Leader:  Sarah Bradley

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size:  5 people

Meeting Location: C-20

 

 

WRAP (Women’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program)

Cleaning, sorting donations, and organizing the storage area

Project Leader:  Liz Williamson

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size:  5 people

Meeting Location: D-49

 

 

RIFA (Regional Inter-Faith Association) 

Cleaning and sorting donations

Project Leader:  Melissa Gruver

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size:  10 people

Meeting Location:   C-18

 

 

Dream Center

Cleaning

Project Leaders:  Leah Anderson, Whitnee Morrow, and Kristen Edwards

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size:  10-15 people

Meeting Location:  C-17

 

 

Care Center

Interior fall cleaning, possibly raking leaves

Project Leaders:  Christie Scarbrough and Elizabeth Miller

Time of Work:  Until completed

Project Size:  10-15 people

Meeting Location:   D-54

 

 

Carl Perkins Child Abuse Prevention Center

Cleaning out and sorting donations

Project Leader:  Cindy Harrell

Time of Work:  Until completed

Project Size:  4 people

Meeting Location:  Outside Hurt Commons

 

 

West Tennessee Legal Services

Clerical assistance

Project Leader:  Ema Wall

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size:  2 people

Meeting Location:   Sound booth in chapel

 

 

Parkway Courts Headstart

Assisting the teachers in the classrooms and working with social workers

Project Leader:  Donna Reed

Time of Work:  All day

Project Size:  3 men; 3 women

Meeting Location: SUB Fountain

 

 

City of Jackson Parks and Recreation

Project Description TBA

Project Leader:  Kerra Kunce

Time of Work:  TBA

Project Size:  20 people

Meeting Location:  SUB Student Lounge

 

 

Mission Convalescent Home

Activities with the residents, assistance with some maintenance

Project Leaders:  Dawn Stoika and Luke Pruett

Time of Work:  Until completed

Project Size:  3 men; 2 women

Meeting Location:  A-1

 

 

 

Boys and Girls Club on Lexington Avenue

Project Description TBA

Project Leader:  Lauren Robbins

Time of Work:  Until completion

Project Size:  12

Meeting Location:  Lexington Inn

 

 

Washington-Douglas Headstart

Assisting the teachers in classrooms and working with social workers

Project Leader:  Laura Bush

Time of Work:  All day

Project Size:  TBA

Meeting Location:  The Learning Center

 

 

Jackson-Madison County Disaster Relief

Hanging sheetrock, replacing windows, and other construction work

Project Leader:  Matt Oshel

Time of Work:  All day

Project Size:  20 people

Meeting Location:  D-48

Special Skills Needed:   See project description

 

 

Red Cross

Putting together comfort kits that will be used for disaster

victims

Project Leader:  Rachelle Haskins

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size:  4 people

Meeting Location:  Outside the library

 

 

The Salvation Army

Clean up and yard work

Project Leader:  Connie Cooper and Julie Paul

Time of Work:  Until completed

Project Size:  10 people

Meeting Location:  Campus Ministries office

 

 

Parkview Montessori Elementary School

To help move large items off their stage and to assist teachers in cleaning classrooms

Project Leader:  Jon Blair

Time of Work: 9:30 a.m. -  3:00 p.m.

Project Size:  25 people

Meeting Location:   A-7

Other Information:  Lunch provided by the principal.

 

 

Alexander Middle School

Cleaning projects in the school

Project Leader:  Lauren Pennington

Time of Work:  Until 3:30 p.m.

Project Size:  10 people

Meeting Location:   A-9

 

 

The Greening of East Jackson Through Chemistry

Planting trees at local public schools

Project Leader:  Neil Jackson

Time of Work:  Until completion

Project Size:  30 people

Meeting Location:  Small gym

Other Information:  In addition to the above work on November 10, students can also participate in planting trees on Saturday, November 8 (8:00-3:00 p.m. in residential areas that have lost trees due to the recent storms.  Contact Neil Jackson at x4841 to volunteer.

 

 

 

**Students, Faculty, and Staff are encouraged to sign up for service projects in advance in the Campus Ministries  office!  Additional project opportunities not included in this booklet are also available in Campus Ministries.