Western Carolina Invites Community to Service-Learning Fair on Jan. 27

Western Carolina University will host the fourth annual Community Service-Learning Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center. The fair, which is free and open to the public, will allow members of community organizations to inform students, faculty, staff and other visitors to the fair about volunteer and course-based community service opportunities. Participating groups will have displays highlighting programs and services in areas of animal care, children and youth, environmental issues, food and hunger, health and wellness, and legal issues. “This is a special event for the campus as we develop and strengthen collaborative relationships with the wider community,” said Jennifer Cooper, assistant director of the Center for Service Learning and fair coordinator. “Students will be able to gather information on a variety of community service opportunities available to them, and community agencies will be able to recruit volunteers.” Businesses that have donated raffle prizes to give away at the event include Annie’s Naturally Bakery, Bogart’s, City Lights Bookstore, Food Lion, Motion Makers Bike Shop and Shot in the Dark Cafe. For further information, contact Cooper at jacooper@wcu.edu or (828) 227-7184.