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Somonauk student takes part in service project

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Victoria Huber of Somonauk participated in the Freshman Service Project at University of Evansville on Aug. 26.

The project sent new UE students to 20 locations throughout Evansville, Ind. – including parks, community centers and other nonprofit organizations – to perform tasks ranging from painting to cleaning to landscaping.

The Freshman Service Project is part of Welcome Week, a program designed to help incoming students transition into college life before classes begin.

“The goal of the Freshman Service Project is to help new students such as Victoria Huber get acquainted with the community they’ll call home during their college years,” Geoff Edwards, director of UE’s Center for Student Engagement and coordinator of the Freshman Service Project, said in a news release. “Last year, UE students contributed more than 19,000 hours of community service, and we hope the Freshman Service Project inspires students to continue making an impact on the Evansville community.”

The University of Evansville is a private, liberal arts-based university with a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,400.

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