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President's Picnic, Community Service and Student Activities Fair

IMG_3182.JPGOn Sept. 1, hundreds of students, faculty and staff attended the Annual President's Picnic and Student Activities Fair outside the Student Center. Chartwell's Food Services fed more than 2,000 people, including those who went up for seconds! Long lines of students signed up to join more than 60 student clubs. Nearly 80 people volunteered to donate blood at future Eastern blood drives.

Hundreds of students also signed up for community service opportunities. The service fair is an extension of the clubs and activities fair. Community partners seeking volunteers and interns set up tables to provide information to students about their work and to encourage students to volunteer. The Center for Community Engagement also provides information about ways students can get involved in the community. This year, the CCE has an estimated 20 community partners who have expressed an interest in working with Eastern students, and the number keeps growing.



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