University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a campus-wide day of service on Thursday, April 19, dedicated to sprucing up the campus grounds.
The “Trojan ReFRESH” event, which takes place on Earth Day, is scheduled for 3-5 p.m., with check-in beginning at 2 p.m. at various zones around campus. Faculty, staff, and students are all invited to participate, and the first 300 volunteers to sign up will receive a T-shirt. Participants also will receive tickets to attend an ice cream social at 4:30 p.m. on the Donaghey Student Center mall after the clean-up.
Volunteers can register online before noon on Wednesday, April 18.
“We are very excited about this new opportunity to engage our campus community in an event to give back to our environment,’’ said Mark Allen Poisel, vice chancellor of student affairs. “Students, faculty, and staff working together to make a physical difference in our campus shows the pride we have in our university. I hope to see many of our campus community members participating.”
ReFRESH will target seven zones around campus:
Zone 1: Coleman Creek
Zone 2: University Avenue / Human Resources / Lot 5 / University Services
Zone 3: Administration North / Dickinson Hall / Nanotechnology / Science Lab / Fribourgh Hall
Zone 4: ETAS / EIT / Reynolds Center /
Zone 5: Donaghey Student Center / Student Services Center / Library / Fine Arts
Zone 6: eSTEM / Stabler Hall / Ross / Theater
Zone 7: Residence halls / University Village
Facilities management will provide trash bags and tools for weeding and raking. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Wednesday, April 25.