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First-year Muskies volunteer in the community during Welcome Weekend
A group of student posing at College Drive Presbyterian Church.

Nearly 100 first-year students, student leaders, faculty, and staff volunteered in the community as part of Muskingum University’s Welcome Weekend on Saturday, August 24. Service activities throughout the day included painting, gardening, cleaning, and organizing on campus and in various locations in the New Concord area.

"An important part of being a Muskingum student is learning that we can all make a positive impact on our campus and in the world," said University Chaplain Julia Sprague. "The Welcome Weekend service projects help our students hit the ground running and make an impact during their first weekend as a Muskie."

Muskingum University volunteer groups worked with:

  • Area Agency on Aging, Cambridge;
  • The Wilds, Cumberland;
  • College Drive Presbyterian Church, New Concord;
  • Friendship Baptist Church, New Concord;
  • New Concord Area Arts and Recreation District (NCAARD), New Concord;
  • New Concord Area Pool, New Concord;
  • New Concord Elementary School, New Concord;
  • Reservoir, New Concord;
  • Breaking Free Riding Center, Norwich;
  • and Habitat ReStore, Zanesville.


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