First, we would like to congratulate our two first-year representatives:
Lindsi M. Lara-Perez
Sarah Jane Smallwood
They will play an important role in helping us organize and publicize events for students!
As the fall approaches, START is beginning plans for its annual Rally for Service. This is a week long event (October 25th-29th) that involves all graduate students and encourages students to volunteer in a variety of ways. This year, we are holding the event on the week of Halloween and having a food drive, clothing drive, penny war, cookie decorating, and a final celebration event!
Students choose teams and represent a nonprofit. They then compete for points all week through these service events. The team with the most points at the end wins all the money raised for their organization. This provides a fun break for students and a chance to give back to the local Bloomington community, two of the most important values for START.
After Rally, START will begin preparations for the annual Giving Tree and caroling!
*Picture taken at Leonard Springs Nature Preserve