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UM Big Event

Big Event helps in big way

More than 1,700 Ole Miss students took to the streets of Oxford and Lafayette County, to volunteer at more than 200 projects for the university’s fourth Big Event. (March 24, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Cold temps can’t chill Big Event

    Over 1,500 Ole Miss students participated in cleaning up the community on Saturday. (March 4, 2013, Page 1A)

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      Big Event continues to grow

      The UM Big Event is still looking for projets. To apply visit www.olemiss.edu/bigevent (January 22, 2013, Page 2)

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        Need help with projects at home?

        Applications are being accepted for this year’s UM Big Event, a community service program where students say “Thank you” to LOU residents by providing four hours of work around the community, raking leaves, painting, building fences, digging holes, cleaning storage units and whatever other jobs await for them. Visit http://dos.orgsync.com/org/bigevent to download an application. (December 12, 2012, Page 1A, 3A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Faye Lokey writes to say how much UM’s Big Event meant to her and to others in the community and to thank the students for their assistance, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the churches and groups who assisted the Pantry during February and March. (April 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            David Elmore writes that the appointment of Dr. Ford Dye to the state College Board was a positive move for the community and the state, while Joanne Wilkinson writes to praise the effort of Ole Miss students during the recent Big Event. (April 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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              UM’s Big Event a big help

              More than 3,000 University of Mississippi students went out into the community Saturday to work at more than 260 different locations, serving the community at local nonprofit organizations, churches, the city of Oxford and Lafayette County or at individual homee where they cleaned, painted, hauled — all to say ‘thank you’ to the community they call home for four years. (April 2, 2012, Page 1)

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                Big Event still looking for community projects

                Organizers of this year’s UM Big Event are seeking more projects from those who live in Oxford and Lafayette County. More than 2,000 students are signed up to help mow lawns, paint fences, pull weeds, pick up trash and any other project that’s up for grabs come March 31. For more information, visit www.olemiss.edu/bigevent. (February 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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                  DIY projects needed for Big Event

                  The University of Mississippi Big Event committee is looking for projects from the community as a way for students to say “thank you” to Oxford and Lafayette County for allowing them to call the LOU community their home for a few years. Ideas can be submitted by picking up applications at the Student Union, Room 402, area churches, or at  City Hall or by emailing at bigevent@olemiss.edu. (December 22, 2011, Page 1)

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