Union University

Day of Remembrance

November 10, 2004

 

This day is devoted for all students, faculty, and staff to worship and give thanks for God’s protection during the 2002-2003 tornados that hit our campus. 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 Office of Campus Ministries. For questions, please 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:  PHY 111, BIO 112L, BIO 211L, BIO 215L, and BIO 325.  In addition, student teaching will resume as scheduled, and all graduate and evening classes will be held on November 10.

 

Off Campus Service Opportunities

 

Nova Elementary School—Reading/Tutoring

Listen to students read, tutor students, and speak to classes on various academic topics (e.g. the importance of studying)

Project Leader:  Luke Pruett

Time of Work:  9:30-until ?

Project Size:  4-8 (Reserved for ethics students)

Meeting Location:  Career Services office

Other Information:  Students will be speaking with classes.

 

Nova Elementary School—Landscaping

Trimming shrubs and picking up litter

Project Leader:  LXA/Gary Snuffin

Time of Work:  9:30-until ?

Project Size:  4-8 (Reserved for LXA)

Meeting Location:  D-53

 

Malesus Elementary School

Rearrange PE room and weight machines, do general clean-up, and help with some computer problems

Project Leader:  Sarah Vaught

Time of Work: 9:30-1:00

Project Size: 5-10

Meeting Location:  C-6

Other Information:  Men are needed to lift and move furniture, and Computer Science majors are needed for computer help.  Malesus will provide lunch. 

 

South Elementary School

Weed flower beds, box up books, clean out a room, general cleanup, and pick up trash from campus

Project Leader:  Sarah Bradley

Time of Work: 9:30-12:00

Project Size: 8-10

Meeting Location:  C-8

 

North Parkway Elementary School

Weed/clean up flower beds, plant new flowers, sweep parking lots, remove shrubbery, and general clean-up

Project Leader:  Cam Armstrong

Time of Work: 9:30-1:00

Project Size: 15-20

Meeting Location:  D-52

Other Information:  Send as many brooms as possible, along with several shovels.

 

Thelma Barker Elementary School

Weed flower beds, remove dead trees, clean a trophy case, and assist classroom teachers with various projects

Project Leader:  LXA/Gary Snuffin

Time of Work: 9:30-3:00

Project Size: 5-12 (Reserved for LXA)

Meeting Location:  C-16

Other Information:  Shovels needed. 

 

Andrew Jackson Intermediate School

Paint columns on front of the building

Project Leader:  Jenny Eastman

Time of Work: 9:30-until ?

Project Size: 4-5

Meeting Location:  C-12

Other Information: Paint and brushes will be provided.  Students may eat lunch at the school if they wish. 

 

Denmark Elementary School

Help classroom teachers with di-cutting and laminating

Project Leader:  Ginger Thompson

Time of Work: 9:30-until completed

Project Size: 6-8

Meeting Location:  C-10

Other Information: Education majors needed.  

 

Lane Magnet School

Pick up trash around the school and pull weeds

Project Leader:  Emily Staats

Time of Work: 9:30-11:30

Project Size: 6

Meeting Location:  C-15

 

Highland Park Magnet Intermediate School

Provide small group instruction and tutoring (working with classroom teachers during reading and mathematics)

Project Leader:  Brandon Thornsberry

Time of Work: 9:30-2:00

Project Size: 7-14

Meeting Location:  C-20

 

Bemis Intermediate School

Tutoring in the classrooms

Project Leader:  Hunter Stepp

Time of Work: 9:30-1:00

Project Size: 18

Meeting Location:  Outside the art gallery

Other Information: Check into school office at 9:15 a.m. for campus orientation.

 

Youthtown

Variety of projects such as raking, painting, and cleaning

Project Leader:  Sophomore Class/Karie Thomas

Time of Work: 9:30-2:00

Project Size: 50 (Reserved for sophomore class members)

Meeting Location:  Class of 2000 Pavilion

 

BirthChoice

Painting and landscaping (outside); washing windows and interior cleaning (inside)

Project Leader:  Adam Winters

Time of Work:  9:30-3:00

Project Size: 18 (10 women; 8 men)

Meeting Location:  D-54

 

Christian Women’s Job Corps

Interior painting and light clean up

Project Leader:  Natalie Reynolds

Time of Work:  9:30-3:00

Project Size: 10-12

Meeting Location:  D-49

 

Cheyenne Trace Assisted Living

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

Project Leader:  Katie Daniel

Time of Work:   9:30-3:00

Project Size: 15 (Reserved for Freshman Council)

Meeting Location:  SUB fountain

Other Information: Cheyenne Trace will provide lunch.

 

Area Relief Ministries

Community Garden

Weed and perform basic upkeep to a community garden in the Hillcrest Circle area (one of the areas hit by the tornado)

Thanksgiving Distribution

Assisting with the transportation of Thanksgiving food/baskets to their distribution sights

Inventory and Office Work

Inventory Christmas toys and assist with data entry and clerical work

Project Leader:  Brad Spencer

Time of Work:  9:30-3:00

Project Size: 24-26

Meeting Location:  Student Lounge

 

WRAP

Cleaning, sorting donations, and organizing the storage area

Project Leader:  Cindy Harrell

Time of Work:  9:30-3:00

Project Size: 5

Meeting Location:  A-1

 

RIFA

Cleaning and sorting donations

Project Leader:  KD/Sarah Orr

Time of Work: 9:30-3:00

Project Size: 20

Meeting Location:  Lexington Inn

 

Care Center

Interior fall cleaning and possibly raking leaves

Project Leader:  Chi Omega/Stephanie Vaughan

Time of Work:   9:30-3:00

Project Size:  10-15 (Reserved for XO)

Meeting Location:  Outside College Services

 

Carl Perkins Child Abuse Prevention Center

Cleaning out and sorting donations

Project Leader:  PR Society/Justin Belsly

Time of Work:  9:30-3:00

Project Size: 6-10

Meeting Location:  Library

 

West TN Legal Services

Organizing clerical assistance, computer work, and putting together packets for community education

Project Leader:  Becky Johnson

Time of Work:  9:30-3:00

Project Size: 3 (FILLED)

Meeting Location:  Bird cage in PAC

 

Mission Convalescent Home

Activities with the residents; assistance with some maintenance (men only)

Project Leader:  Elisabeth Berry

Time of Work:  9:30-3:00

Project Size: 5 (3 women; 2 men)

Meeting Location:  Campus Ministries office

 

Boys and Girls Club—Lexington Avenue

Washing interior walls, landscaping, trimming shrubs (5-6 students); organizing art room, library, and kitchen (5-6 students)

Project Leader:  SIFE/Audra Funderburk

Time of Work:  9:30-3:00

Project Size: 10-12  (Reserved for SIFE)

Meeting Location:  Student Life office

Other Information: Bring needed supplies. 

 

Washington-Douglas Headstart

Assisting teachers in classrooms and working with social workers

Project Leader:  SIFE/Stacey Chandler

Time of Work:  9:30-3:00

Project Size: 12 (Reserved for SIFE)

Meeting Location:  A-7

 

Jackson-Madison County Disaster Relief

Hanging sheetrock, replacing windows, and other construction work

Project Leader:  Kelly Reid and Larry Sanderson

Time of Work: 9:30-3:00

Project Size: 20

Meeting Location:  Outside chapel; near circle drive

 

Red Cross

Putting together comfort kits for disaster victims

Project Leader:  Amy Coxwell

Time of Work: 9:30-3:00

Project Size: 4

Meeting Location:  Outside Financial Aid office

 

The Salvation Army

Cleaning, organizing, and yard work

Project Leader:  LXA/Gary Snuffin

Time of Work: 9:30-3:00

Project Size: 10

Meeting Location:  A-9

 

Boys and Girls Club—Whitehall Elementary

Tutoring and cleaning

Project Leader:  Lauren Oldham

Time of Work: 2:30-6:00

Project Size: 3

Meeting Location:  Campus Ministries office

 

ECC Tutoring Ministry

Set up for parent/tutor banquet, organizing, artistic projects, and some computer work

Project Leader:  Brian Taylor

Time of Work: 9:30-3:00

Project Size: 10-12 (Reserved for KME, Computer Science Honor Society)

Meeting Location:  D-48

 

Madison County CASA

Organizing and cleaning

Project Leader:  Michael Kieffer

Time of Work: 9:30-3:00

Project Size: 2

Meeting Location:  Sound booth in the back of chapel

 

YMCA Friend 2 Friend Mentoring Program

Organizing, moving furniture, and cleaning

Project Leader:  Melissa Gruver

Time of Work: 9:30-3:00

Project Size: 3

Meeting Location:  In front of the chapel

 

The Dream Center of Jackson

Painting

Project Leader:  Amy McCutcheon

Time of Work: 9:30-5:00

Project Size: 10

Meeting Location:  Outside the Wellness Center

Other Information:  Volunteers should have at least minimal painting experience. 

 

Keep Jackson Beautiful

Neighborhood sweep

Project Leader:  Nancy Butler

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 5 (filled by nursing students)

Meeting Location:  LifeWay

 

Yard Work for an Elderly Couple

Helping an elderly couple with yard work

Project Leader:  Sandy Brown

Time of Work: Morning

 

Housecleaning for an Elderly Gentleman

Cleaning and cooking lunch for an elderly gentleman

Project Leader:  Donna Latham

Time of Work: Morning

 

 

 

NEW PROJECT!

Keep Jackson Beautiful

Litter pick up on Old Humboldt Road from the Bypass to Highland

Project Leader:  SAE/Micah Whitaker

Time of Work:  9:30 until completion

Project Size:  20+

Meeting Location:  Sand volleyball court

Other information:  Students need to wear brightly colored clothing for visibility in high traffic area. 

 

NEW PROJECT!

Alexander Elementary School

Tutoring and cleaning

Project Leader:  Lauren Pennington

Time of Work:  Morning

Project Size:  3-5

Meeting Location:  Outside Safety and Security office

 

 

NEW PROJECT!

Apologetics and Evangelism Website Design

Design a website for a retired professor of philosophy who wants to make his teaching and preaching available for a wider audience

Project Leader:  Dr. Jim Kirk, x5274

Time of Work:  Most of the day

Project Size:  2 (Must contact Dr. Kirk directly if interested.)

Meeting Location:  C-13

Special Skills:  Must be a computer science major.

 

Discipline Specific Service Opportunities

 

Service Project at Shiloh National Park

Project Leader: Dr. Stephen Carls, x5262

Time of Work: 9:30-5:30

Meeting Location:  A-39, Dr. Carls’ office. 

Other Information: This is open to Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) members.

 

Food Drive

Hold food drive for Area Relief Ministries food bank

Project Leader: Dr. Joanna Stephenson

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size:  4 (However, everyone is encouraged to drop off food before November 11 to the Psychology and Sociology suite.)

Other Information: This project is sponsored by the psychology department, in conjunction with the psychology club and PSI CHI.

 

Education Department School Service

Assist in schools where current students have field placement

Project leader: Mrs. Sandra Hathcox, x5375

Time of Work: Varies

Project Size: 150+

Meeting Location:  TBA

Other Information: This project is open to all students, not just education majors.  Must see Mrs. Hathcox directly to sign up and receive placement.

 

St. Mary’s School

Computer work with school age students and help with web page design

Project leader: Dr. Jan Wilms, x5267

Time of Work: Selected parts of the day (see Dr. Wilms for detailed hours)

Project Size: 8-10

Meeting Location: C-13

Other Information: Ideally for computer science and DMS majors/faculty.  However, any student with computer skills who is comfortable working with children is welcome. 

 

Augustine School

Working on their new soccer field

Project Leader: Dr. Darin White, x5108

Time of Work: All day

Project Size: Soccer team project

Meeting Location: Soccer locker room 

 

Union University Germantown Health Fair

Germantown nursing students and faculty will partner with St. Frances Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Memorial Healthcare, Methodist University, and Delta Medical to provide comprehensive health screenings for local church staff members and government workers.

Time of Work:  9:00-4:00

 

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

Putting together gift bags and certificates for all DCS workers in the southwest region

Project leader: Mrs. Mary Anne Poe, x5397

Time of Work: 9:00-until completion

Project Size: 20+

Meeting Location: Social work suite

Other Information: This project is designated for social work majors or those thinking about declaring a social work major. 

 

Mother Liberty CME Church

Oral history and race relations, working with Rev. Daryll Coleman

Project leader: Dr. Terry Lindley

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 5 (filled with HIS 300 students)

 

Clarksburg School

Conducting science experiments including making liquid nitrogen ice cream for 3rd grade students

Project leader: Dr. Sally Henrie and Dr. Randy Johnston

Time of Work: Afternoon

Project Size: 3

 

Forest Cove Nursing Home

Singing and visiting with residents

Project leader: Dr. Richard Joiner

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 37

 

On Campus Service Opportunities

 

Lunch Delivery

Deliver sack lunches to on-campus meeting locations

Project Leader:  TAG/Joshua Krebs

Time of Work: 7:45-8:45 a.m.

Project Size: 4 (Reserved for TAG)

Meeting Location:  Cafeteria

 

Service Project Placement

Facilitate last-minute project sign ups outside the chapel for people

Project Leader:  Brandi Vestal

Time of Work: 8:15-9:30 a.m.

Project Size: 3 (FILLED)

Meeting Location:  Outside the chapel

 

Leaf raking – West Entrance 

Raking out flower beds

Project Leader: ATO/Derek Jones

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 20 (Reserved for ATO)

Meeting Location: West entrance

Other Information: Rakes needed. Put leaves in piles, and Grounds will come later that day with a machine and gather them up.

 

Leaf raking – North Entrance 

Raking out flower beds

Project leader: ATO/Derek Jones

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 20 (Reserved for ATO)

Meeting Location:  North entrance

Other Information: Rakes needed. Put leaves in piles, and Grounds will come later that day with a suck machine and gather them up.

 

Leaf raking – South Entrance 

Raking out flower beds

Project Leader: ATO/Derek Jones

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 20 (Reserved for ATO)

Meeting Location: South entrance

Other Information: Rakes needed. Put leaves in piles, and Grounds will come later that day with a suck machine and gather them up.

 

Weed Pulling – Hammons Hall

Pulling weeds in the flower beds

Project Leader:  Crystal Kinser

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 20+

Meeting Location:  In front of Hammons Hall (LifeWay)

 

Weed Pulling – Around chapel

Pulling weeds in the flower beds

Project Leader:  Jaime Skirvin

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 10+

Meeting Location:  In chapel circle

 

Weed Pulling BAC

Pulling weeds in the flower beds

Project Leader:  TBA

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 20+

Meeting Location:  In front of BAC, under the breezeway

 

Weed Pulling – West Entrance toward chapel

Pulling weeds in the flower beds

Project Leader:  TBA

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 40+

Meeting Location:  West entrance

 

Sod laying in Hurt

Laying a strip of sod on the inside of the interior

Project Leader:  TBA

Time of Work: Morning

Project Size: 30 people

Meeting Location:  Outside Hurt Commons entrance