I attended this meeting in an effort to improve the products which OIT oversees on our campus. I had a great time providing my personal feedback on how I interact with technology on campus, for example, the many reasons I value Canvas. As a group we also discussed how OIT counterparts at different institutions inform their students of available resources. Overall, it was great to learn how OIT works hard to serve the SEU student body.
Barry, Robin, and Emanuel did a great job covering all safety precautions, tasks, and how to conduct self care in the area. Equally important was the historical information of the facility, its specific communal ties, and how to get involved further with Austin Parks Foundation.
The Y is an amazing facility, and my wife and I were glad to participate at the garden today. We will see you again in the future.
I volunteered at Asociación Obras del Espíritu Santo which was providing special Christmas services and gifts to the community. I helped organize and package hundreds of bags of toys for children of various age groups, and I helped package bags of snacks and candy for children. The Church’s mission was to serve 35,000 local children and their families with Christmas festivities.
Great experience. I ran a few miles from my dorm to the appointment. I had to wait for my pulse to decrease, but the donation went smooth.
I established a running group open to fellow students of my Boren scholarship cohort while at UW-Madison, and I continued occasional runs after we transferred to the American Institute of Indian Studies in Lucknow, India. It was as a great way to see the trails, the city, parks, and to get active as a group.
As part of SEU’s 15th annual BIG Event, I carpooled from the Alumni Gym to the Central Texas Food Bank in Austin with a group of students to sort food items, fill meal packages, and load them onto pallets for future distribution to community members in need. Our efforts helped feed hundreds of people.
I spread notice of this opportunity among our veteran and ROTC communities on campus. I represented SEU and the Hilltop Student Veterans Association together with the organization President, Margaret Stewart. We located over 150 graves of veteran soldiers and nurses that participated in World War I that were laid to rest in Austin Memorial Park Cemetery and honored them each with American flags. Our efforts were aligned with Texas WWI Centennial Commemoration and contributed to honoring the graves of all 2,300 World War I veterans in Travis County during the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.
I joined refugees, their families, agency workers, and the greater Austin community at the Givens District Park for a festival in order to honor the strength of refugee families in Austin. I served food to families, added to the festive atmosphere, and I helped an Afghan family experiencing a communication barrier with and a vendor. It was my privilege to help them feel welcome. As usual, it was a great event conducted by the American Red Cross.
I was the captain of a team from 3/23/18 to 10/28/18 which linked to the larger Hire Heroes USA Marine Corps Marathon team. We conducted a social media campaign and raised over $1,000 for the next generation veterans and spouses transitioning out of the military into the civilian sector. Our efforts contributed to the overall group fundraising result of $35,000+.
In addition to raising funds through social media, our contribution to Hire Heroes was contingent upon participation in the marathon. We were required to personally fund our own transportation, lodging, and bibs.
It was a great experience to commit with my partner and previous colleague for this goal which was bigger than ourselves. We trained separately in AZ and TX, we met in Washington DC before the race, prepared, and finished the race together. It was my first marathon, and it was a great way to see our capital city.
Thank you, HHUSA for the amazing experience. And special thanks to Stephanie D. for managing the project and keeping us pumped during the months of training leading up to race day! It was a privilege to be a part of it.
I contributed to the beautification of the Lamar Cliff Hillside where people dumped trash. I joined St. Edward's Students For Sustainability. This was my first volunteer experience as a student at St. Edward's. It was great to learn about Pease Park. The event was called Pretty Pease Day