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Service trip seeks to provide perspective

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Service trips are different from the usual tourist attraction or vacation because they focus on the ministry of presence. “Instead of doing and fixing, focus on being and be present to other humans who live in these countries,” said Maggie Morris Kibler, former director of Franciscan Center for Social Concern. Kibler and Jeff Sved, current…

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Exploring Poverty

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By Vanessa Hulse Staff Writer Don Watkins has been volunteering at the Warming House for over three years. He began volunteering in the kitchen with the dishes and progressed to helping make the meals. After retiring, this gave him something to do with his free time. “It gave me a place to be, it gave…

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Farm to Table program seeks to serve local meals

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By Alexis Young Staff Writer Want to ‘turnip the beet’ with a summer filled with community service and personal growth? Farm to Table happens to be serving quite the dish. “When students are taking finals, there is still a need in our community, when students are on break there’s still a need in the community,”…

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Reduce, reuse, Recyclemania

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By Julia Mericle News Assignment Editor “We’re trying to change a culture here,” Sr. Suzanne Kush C.S.S.F., director of the Franciscan Center for Social Concern, said, speaking about Recyclemania, a national competition to increase recycling on college and university campuses. Recyclemania began on Feb. 1 and continues through March 28. This is the second year…

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Tread Lightly invites community to garage sale

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Jason Klaiber Staff Writer   The Franciscan Center for Social Concern will conduct its first-ever garage sale for old furniture items over the span of two days. The event will be hosted in the garages behind Doyle Hall from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on…

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Students help refugees

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By Bryce Spadafora Contributing Writer Nine students visited Saint’s Place in Rochester, NY for a day of community service. The students worked with families who have come to Rochester to escape persecution, violence, and poverty. One group helped set up an apartment for a refugee family from Nepal, while another group worked in the Saint’s…

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