Kansas Taus lend helping hands

Apr 2, 2012

GAMMA MU (Kansas) — Recently rechartered, Gamma Mu hasn’t wasted any time getting their name out in the community lending their time to help The Big Event a project intended to bring the University of Kansas closer to the Lawrence, Kan. Community.

In an article from LJWorld.com:
The Big Event is a day when college students perform service-oriented activities to show appreciation for the support they receive from the community. More than 2,000 KU students took part Saturday, raking leaves, spreading mulch, washing windows, cutting wood, pulling weeds and mowing lawns. They hefted heavy objects and trimmed bushes. They painted decks and planted trees.

Jordan Ashley, Kansas ’12, said days like The Big Event give students a chance to reinvent their image. When people think of KU students, they might also think of loud parties and scattered beer cans, Ashley said. But students can change that perception through volunteer work.

“This gives a good chance to say, ‘Hey we’re here to support the community, not just use it as a playground,’” Ashley said.

One of the larger projects for The Big Event was working on an incubator garden at John Taylor Park in North Lawrence.


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