The Second Annual UM BIG Event
By: Darby Radcliff
The UM BIG Event, which is the largest community service project in the history of The University of Mississippi, took place on March 31st.
For this second annual community service outreach, thousands of Ole Miss students wearing “Do Work” T-shirts gathered at the Tad Smith Coliseum at 7 a.m. to take part in giving back to their surrounding neighbors in the Oxford/Lafayette area.
At the event, the students were split up into teams and given service tasks such as painting houses, picking up trash, and maintaining gardens to help improve the local community.
The purpose of the UM BIG Event is to dedicate a day of service to the community while building relationships between students and community members.
This event also gave students the opportunity to show appreciation to the community through individual and positive interactions with their community members.
This event also supported the Chancellor's goal of service for the university community, and serves as a way to instill the value of service in students, as well as to emphasize the importance of remaining humble and helpful in life.
The UM BIG Event will hopefully also serve to make an impact on students to want to dedicate more time to volunteering at service projects in the future.
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