Service Week To Promote Community Service

In an effort to raise the local communitys awareness of citizenship and civic responsibility, Columbus State Universitys Servant Leadership Program will stage a program series,Service and Citizenship: Local Opportunity, Global Impact, March 7-11. The initiative is part the American Association of State Colleges and Universities American Democracy Project. For more information, call 565-3655.

The following events highlight Service Week and are free and open to the public:

Tuesday (3/8)
Presentations by Mike Cobb (Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity) and Mitzi Oxford (Red Cross). 12:15-1:15 p.m. Stanley 207.
Panel discussion: Volunteerism and Non-profit Organizations. Moderator: CSU Vice President for Academic Affairs Martha Saunders. Panelists: College of Science Dean George Stanton, Computer Science Professor Tena McQueen, Cunningham Center Executive Director Carmen Cavezza and three CSU student representatives.
6-7:30 p.m. Lumpkin Center Presidents Club.

Wednesday (3/9)
Student Service Celebration. Informational displays by CSU student service organizations. 12-2 p.m. CSU Clock Tower.

Thursday (3/10)
Presentation by Peace Corps Recruiter Michael Jenkins. 12:15-1:15 p.m. Center for Commerce and Technology Room 237.

(The following event is for CSU students):
Friday (3/11):Showcase for Service (benefit concert and silent auction), 8-10 p.m. The Abbey - 1023 First Ave.: Students will share their musical talents on stage and/or donate items and services to a silent auction to benefit the Red Cross. Auction items will be available for bid at functions all week, but winners will be announced during the concert. Students are encouraged to donate such items, or services as a car wash, bake goods and tutoring.

Contact: Mary Hill at 565-3655; E-mail: hill_mary@ColumbusState.edu