Posts Tagged With: Appalachian Institute

New Lundy Lounge Dedicated by Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J.

Welcome to the NEW Lundy Lounge on the first floor of Acker Science Center! This new space has a causal coffee shop style about it and hosts the SSAC and Appalachian Institute directors, Adrienne Tharp and Beth Collins. Named after former president Rev. George F. Lundy, S.J., it honors his commitment to service and social justice. A close friend of his and anti-death penalty advocate, Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., came for the dedication. She ate lunch with students that study, serve with or advocate for those incarcerated in this country. Sister Helen then gave a public lecture to a crowd of around 570 people on her experiences ministering to those on death row, a story which was adapted into the 1995 Academy Award winning film, Dead Man Walking. Come check out the new lounge and stay a while!

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“Off the Hook” HESS Fishing Trip

The Service for Social Action Center has been teaming with students for some incredible events this month.  Last weekend the HESS students went to Oglebay Park for an exciting fishing trip!  We also had our Super Sunday Dance where students made crafts, did face painting and danced with adults with special needs.  Thanks to everyone who helped at both events to make them so successful! We also partnered up with the Appalachian Institute to send a group of WJU students and employees to Logan County to help gut a house damaged by the recent flooding.  These dedicated volunteers took off an entire work/school day and drove a total of 8 hours to serve with others in need.  Now that’s dedication!  WJU students with mentees for the 2012 “Off the Hook” HESS Fishing Trip

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