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Southeastern students to perform day of service at the "Big Event"

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Approximately 300 Southeastern Louisiana University students are expected to hit the streets of Hammond Saturday (April 16) for a day of service they’re calling the “Big Event.”
     Starting at 8 a.m., students will be working at over 20 job sites on the university’s campus, as well as at local businesses and non-profit organizations.
     “We want to show that Southeastern students care and want to give back to the community. We want to establish good relations with the people here who support our university,” said William Takewell, Big Event coordinator. “Hopefully it will also be a unifying experience for the students involved.”
     He said this year students would be working at agencies such as Headstart, CASA, Council on Aging and food pantries.
     The event was started at Texas A&M University 28 years ago and has spread to more than 80 universities nationwide. It is considered one of the largest service days among college students.
     For more information about the Big Event, contact Takewell at

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