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"This is a great opportunity for our campus community to come together, welcome our new students with Welcome Weekend, and help our new students understand aspects of the larger community and how a group of volunteers can make a large impact for an organization such as the Roosevelt Park Zoo.”
Beth Odahlen, director for the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning.

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Minot State earns Star Volunteers Award

MINOT, N.D. – For the third straight year, Minot State University received the Star Volunteers Award from the Roosevelt Park Zoo.

The Star Volunteer Award recognizes businesses who have done over 500 hours of volunteer service at the zoo. MSU earned the designation for 2016 having reached the plateau in 2014 and 2015. Minot State is also on track to reach that level again for 2017, which will be awarded next year.

Minot State, over the past three years, has averaged 575 hours of volunteer work per year. 

“This is a great opportunity for our campus community to come together, welcome our new students with Welcome Weekend, and help our new students understand aspects of the larger community and how a group of volunteers can make a large impact for an organization such as the Roosevelt Park Zoo,” said Beth Odahlen, director for the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning.

Minot State faculty, staff, and students have volunteered at the zoo for Transitions and Welcome Weekend programming, which has assisted in the majority of these hours.  Residence Life and several academic classes have also contributed to the number of volunteer hours.  Students, staff, and faculty have participated in upgrading habitats, painting, sweeping, raking, picking brows for animals, and other projects. 

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Published: 12/22/17



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