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UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 30, 2019

UND’s big event is where around 1,000 students gather together to help their community without being paid a cent. The big event really is a big event, not only for the students, but for the community. The big event is a student organization where students of all ages, majors and backgrounds join t...

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Molly Andrews, Arts & Community Writer

April 9, 2019

UND Relay for Life returned back to campus after a year hiatus bringing in more that $11,000.   Relay for Life is a fundraiser for The American Cancer Society. It is team cancer walk that is put on by volunteers all around the country.   19 teams signed up and participated in the ...

The Big Event

(From left) Alan Ju, Alex Widner and Devin Reifsteck paint

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018

UND hosted the annual Big Event on Saturday, April 28th. Students attending UND came together for a community service event that served the Greater Grand Forks community. Some places volunteers served were churches, non-profits, homes of the elderly and many more. “This is a great way for us studen...

Bringing the community together through athletics

Members of the Fighting Hawks women's basketball team pick up rakes and other tools prior to volunteering for The Big Event last year.

Madison Overby, Sports Writer

April 16, 2018

Growing up, my dad was an alumni of the University of Minnesota. As a die-hard Minnesota sports fans, we went to countless Gopher basketball, football and hockey games. We once travelled four hours just to go to a conference track meet the Gophers were running in. My sister and I were immersed in college ath...

Students come together to “do work” for BIG Event this spring

Zach Keo (right) paints flag pole stands with fellow Jonstone-Fulton Hall residents Michael Kelsh (center) and Grace Zeller (left) during the Big Event on Saturday morning.

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

Over 900 students from the University of North Dakota participated in a day of community service on Saturday, April 29. The day, known as the BIG Event, started at 9:30 a.m. at the Wellness Center and went on until 2 p.m. Volunteers received free T-shirts, food and the satisfaction of cleaning up the Gra...

Athletes break volunteering record

Volunteering helps promote a sense of community and support for everyone involved.

Adam Demoulas, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

UND takes pride in the service its student athletes put into the community. UND has recorded community service hours every year since the 2008-2009 seasons across all of the sport teams. In the past few seasons, the athletics community has steadily increased the amount of community service hours. ...

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