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Alternative Spring Break fundraiser December 10

Among the Upper Iowa staff and students participating in Alternative Spring Break (ASB) 2016 were (front l-r) Paige Dietel, Lauren Wombles, Alexis Lloyd; (back) Ee Vonne Choong, Pei Fenn Tan, Krystin Noe, Nathan Hertel, Ashley Beringer, Allie Stoppelmoor, Jacob Baumhover, Leif Nedweski and Jake Bass. These 12 volunteers helped with service projects in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2016 along with a group that traveled to Puerto Rico. The 2017ASB volunteers will be helping citizens of Belize in March.

Since 2000, approximately 170 Upper Iowa University (UIU) students have traveled to a dozen states, a commonwealth and four countries to provide volunteer services to local residents. As part of the University’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program, teams of college students and their chaperones are placed in communities to engage in positive social action and education. Program goals include increasing cultural awareness, bringing academic learning to life, and creating a life-long service ethic.

This year’s participating students have chosen to help citizens of Belize in March 2017. In an effort to offset travel costs, the students are hosting a Chili Supper/Cinnamon Roll Fundraiser on Saturday, December 10. The fundraiser will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Dorman Gymnasium at UIU’s Fayette Campus. The fundraiser precedes the Peacock wrestling match against Minot State. Tickets for both events can be purchased at the door.

Anyone who is unable to attend the Chili Supper/Cinnamon Roll Fundraiser, but wishes to donate to the 2017 UIU Alternative Spring Break may contact or forward donations to Daryl Grove, UIU assistant dean of student life, 605 Washington St., Fayette, Iowa 52142.

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