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Spring Break? What do you mean 'Break'?


For many Miami students, next week means rest and relaxation as Spring Break kicks off Monday, March 9. For others, however, Spring Break will be seven days of hard work and self fulfillment.

About 22 students from the Hueston Woods Student Naturalist Club will be traveling to Sabal Palm Sanctuary in Texas to rebuild trails. This is the third year the group has taken off at spring break to do volunteer work. In prior years, the group has volunteered at the Grand Canyon and the Everglades. Fundraisers help defray the costs, but each student will be paying about $150 for the week. They will camp at a nearby state park. The group is leaving Saturday morning.

    Molly Reed 664-6041

A group of 11 students from St. Mary's Church and Catholic Campus Ministry will travel to Ivanhoe, Virginia. They expect to do construction and rehabilitation work on local homes, but they will not know the nature of their work for certain until they arrive. "We'll do whatever they need us to do," one student said. "It could be something different every day." The group, which is leaving early Sunday morning, will sleep on the floor at the local fire station.

    Joanne Browarsky 523-3634
    Stacy Beerman 529-2391
    Sarah Croften 523-5316

The Navigators, a campus Christian group, will leave for central Florida early Saturday morning. Originally planned as a trip to work in a nursing home, the group hopes to aid tornado clean-up efforts as well.

    Becky Rocket 529-4859

Two Miami students will be part of a group of 15 Ohio and Michigan college students visiting a university in Jamaica. The students will interact with Jamaican students, visit dormitories and impoverished and possibly perform rehabilitation work on a local orphanage.

    Nicole Kedler 529-2786
    Mindy Backus 529-3618

Fifteen students from Campus Crusade for Christ are leaving Sunday for the south side of Chicago. The students will be working in a homeless shelter and soup kitchen, study the Bible with inner-city kids and perform odd jobs. The group will be staying at an area ministry center.

    Geoff Tipton 529-6818

For additional information, contact David Thomas at Miami's News and Public Information Office


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