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College community plans week-long activities for Tsunami relief, beginning January 30

In the aftermath of the Tsunami tragedies halfway across the globe, the Muskingum College community of students, faculty and staff have assembled a week-long schedule of events to raise relief funds.

All of the proceeds from the week’s activities will be donated to the American Red Cross.

The week’s schedule is as follows:

Sunday, January 30, 7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel, A Celebration of Music.
Cash donations will be accepted at the door. Featured performances will include the college’s Wind and Percussion Ensemble, the Concert Choir, both the Men’s and Women’s Choruses, the Chamber Singers, the Jazz Ensemble and the Saxophone Quartet. Among the soloists will be a performance of Sri Lankan folk music by Associate Professor of Music Dr. Harsha Abeyaratne who recently traveled to the stricken area and will be available for a question and answer period.

January 31 through February 2, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Bottom of the Center, Greek Council Raffle Ticket Sale, Student Senate Dollar Drive. The college’s Greek Council will sell raffle tickets for bookstore gift certificates and packages from Campus Services. Winners of the raffle will be announced on Thursday, February 3, at the Open Hearts Service and Soup Luncheon. The Student Senate Dollar Drive seeks $1 donations toward a goal of $1600, and to encourage everyone to participate in all of the week’s events.

Wednesday, February 2, 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center, Men’s Basketball vs. Ohio Northern. Proceeds from ticket and concession sales will be donated to the relief efforts, and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee will sponsor a halftime raffle.

Thursday, February 3, 11:00 a.m., John Glenn Gym and Recreation Center Atrium, Open Hearts Service and Soup Luncheon. In a special Chapel service in the John Glenn Gym, Campus Minister Reverend Jerry Beavers will talk about the relief efforts. Immediately following, donations will be accepted for a soup lunch in the Recreation Center Atrium. Winners of the Greek Council raffle also will be announced.

For the students, faculty and staff on campus, the week’s activities will also include a faculty panel discussion, bake sales and a benefit concert by a student band.

For further information on Tsunami relief activities on campus, click Camps Events on the left-hand menu of this page.