Posts Tagged With: Arrupe

Return of the Summer Immersion Trips

School’s out for summer!  We hope everyone is  enjoying their break as a chance to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with your home communities.  It certainly is quiet around the WJU campus.  We recently celebrated  the safe return of two immersion trips.  Our Sophomore Arrupe Service Scholars were in Mingo County, WV learning and serving in a beautiful region of rural Appalachia.  They performed farm chores with the Sisters at Big Laurel Ecology Center and helped at a kid’s camp.  The Junior Arrupe Scholars found themselves in the opposite environment of urban Camden, NJ where they volunteered through the Romero Center as well as simulated what it’s like to live as a working poor person in a major city.  We hope you enjoyed our postcard!

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WJU Receives Community Service Award!

WE DID IT!  Wheeling Jesuit University has been admitted to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll!  Let us congratulate the university students and staff who gave their time (26,000 hours 	 last year alone!) and also to our community partners that allowed them  to make such an impact in the Ohio Valley and beyond. 	Speaking of doing great things… WJU students have returned from an immersion trip in Nashville where they learned about urban poverty and how organizations are making a difference.  Some Arrupe scholars also made the most of their Spring Break by leading 59 participants from 4 schools on immersion trips throughout West Virginia.  Keep up the 					great work everyone and enjoy this awesome weather!

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