As if studying for finals on top of already busy student schedules wasn’t enough, these IUP students took some extra time to make someone else’s holiday special.
Kerry Rice, a nutrition major from Cooperstown, organized the first “Cards for Kids” project at IUP for children in hospitals during the holidays.
Kerry worked through the
Office of Service Learning to do the project. She collected more than 1,000 holiday cards that have been signed by students and businesses in Indiana. The cards will be sent to children's hospitals across the state and to Indiana Regional Medical Center for
In November and December, student workers from the
Office of Service Learning Kathleen Lackey and Leah White, both from Plum, coordinated donations for the Treasures for Children program, sponsored by the Salvation Army.
More than 13 different offices at IUP donated to the program, including the Foundation for IUP, the departments of music, adult and community education, political science, English, sociology, psychology and theater and the College of Fine Arts, the College of Education and Educational
Technology, the Robert E. Cook Honors College and the offices of the vice presidents. More than 100 gifts were donated along with $150 in monetary donations.
Members of the IUP Pre-service Teachers of Mathematics organized a drive for Toys for Tots for Indiana County.
The group collected more than 100 toys for the program, which is coordinated nationally by the U.S. Marine Corps.
From left, Pre-Service Teachers of Mathematics members shown in photo are
Aubree Lockard, co-president, a sophomore middle level mathematics education
major from Lancaster; Katie Lishinsky, co-president, a junior early childhood
and special education major from Duncansville; Andrea Marra, treasurer, a
junior middle level mathematics education major with special education minor
from Morton; and Kaitlin Cawley, secretary, a junior early childhood special
education with elementary and middle level mathematics minor from Seward.