Mission Day

Aug. 1, 2013                          

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Saturday, Aug. 24 as a culminating experience to the Turning Titan Orientation, new students can participate in Illinois Wesleyan University’s Mission Day activities.   

Started in 2012, Mission Day is the continuation of Volunteer Saturday, a fixed feature of the Turning Titan Orientation for 15 years, that specifically combines volunteering in the community with the University’s mission and its commitment to diversity, social justice and environmental sustainability. 

According to Darcy Greder, associate dean of student affairs/co-curricular programming, “Becoming a Titan is a very active process, there is no room for passivity whether it is in the classroom or engaging in activities.” Mission Day is one such event that encourages new students to actively participate in the community as an introduction to the kind of experiences students can have during their four years at IWU.

New Students can sign up for a variety of volunteer activities such as working with the IWU Peace Garden, Habitat for Humanity, Ecology Action, Prairie Aviation or participate in Titan to Titan, which connects the youngest members of the IWU community to elder alumni. The activities will take place in two sessions, morning and afternoon and students can choose to sign up for one or both sessions.

For further information contact Greder by phone at (309) 556-3541, or email dgreder@iwu.edu.   

Contact: Mallika Kavadi’15 (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu