Winter Break Means Service for Many Alma Students
The Alma College campus may be quiet during Winter Break Feb. 27 through March 6, but many students will be active in service activities, music performances and athletic competition at locations throughout the country.
Alternative Breaks: Eight Destinations
Seventy-four students and eight faculty and staff learning partners will participate in eight Alternative Break service trips during Winter Break:
• Immigration and Border Issues — Students will travel to El Paso, Texas, to work with immigrants while learning firsthand about immigration policy and border issues.
Students working on a Habitat for Humanit home
• Disaster Relief (faith based) — Students will partner with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Texas City, Texas, to assist with Hurricane Ike clean-up and home repair.
• Affordable Housing — Students will visit Hattiesburg, Miss. to assist the local Habitat for Humanity chapter in new home construction.
• Environment — Students will do trail maintenance and construction at Cumberland Trails Conference, Crossville, Tenn.
• Rural Poverty — In Knoxville, Tenn., students will assist with trail maintenance and service projects in a local Cherokee community in the Smoky Mountains.
• Education/Youth and Poverty — Students will mentor impoverished youth in after-school programming in Newark, N.J.
• Heath/Disabilities —Students will assist individuals with severe physical, development and emotional challenges at the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenville, N.H.
• HIV/AIDS — In Boston, Mass., students will prepare meals that are delivered to HIV/AIDS clients in their homes.
Choir Tour: Seven Concerts
The Alma College Choir, led by Director Will Nichols, tours Illinois and Michigan for its annual Winter Break tour. Here’s the performance schedule:
• Feb. 27 — First Presbyterian Church, Homewood, Ill., 7 p.m.
• Feb. 28 — 4th Presbyterian Church, Chicago, 9:30 and 11 a.m. services
• March 1 — West Carroll Middle School, Mt. Carroll, Ill., 7 p.m.
• March 2 — First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mich., 7:30 p.m.
• March 3 — Rehoboth Reformed Church, McBain, Mich., 7 p.m.
• March 4 — First Presbyterian Church, Howell, 7 p.m.
• March 14 — Central Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, 4 p.m.
Percussion Ensemble at Notre Dame
The Alma College Percussion Ensemble will perform at the 52nd annual University of Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 in Washington Hall. Five highly acclaimed jazz artists will judge the participating ensembles.
Scots Athletic Teams
• The baseball team heads to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to open its 2010 season against College of Staten Island, Eastern University, Ohio Northern and Manchester. The Scots have varsity and junior varsity games scheduled from March 1 through 5.
• The softball team travels to Orlando, Fla., to open its 2010 season at the NTC Spring Games Feb. 27 through March 6.
• The men’s and women’s tennis teams visit Orlando, Fla. with matches Feb. 27 through March 4.
Posted: Mon, February 22nd, 2010 at 8:26AM