August 27, 2015

Media Advisory – Saluki Community Service Day

Nearly 130 Southern Illinois University Carbondale students are pre-registered to participate in the Saluki Community Service Day, Saturday, Aug. 29. 

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the events. The university’s students, faculty and staff are widely recognized for community volunteer efforts. 

This year, there are eight different projects in Carbondale, Giant City State Park and the Touch of Nature Environmental Center. The work will include helping spruce up the Carbondale Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale, 250 N. Springer St.; assist with packaging food for local food pantries; painting signage and light trail maintenance at Giant City State Park; trail restoration at Touch of Nature, and upgrading Green Earth’s Chautauqua Bottoms Nature Preserve. Other projects include work with Keep Carbondale Beautiful and two within the Student Center Craft Shop – building birdhouses for donations to charity and making random tokens of kindness from clay. 

Students will check in at the Newman Center, 715 S. Washington, St., Carbondale, beginning at 7:45 a.m., and campus ministries will provide breakfast starting at 8 a.m. The students will leave the Newman Center for project sites at 8:45 a.m. and return to the Newman Center at noon. 

For more information, contact Gena Stack, assistant director, New Student Programs, at 618/453-1000 or

The program is in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students, New Student Programs, the Center for Service Learning and Volunteerism, and campus ministries.