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Northern Kentucky University student leaders celebrate Earth Day with a day of service in honor of President Geoff Mearns and his wife Jennifer. On Saturday, April 22, students will beautify the campus by spreading mulch, painting, planting and cleaning. The Student Government Association and Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute partnered to hold the inaugural day of service event.

“The Mearns have been serving this university for five years, showing us what it truly means to be a campus that is On the Rise. We want to show our appreciation and NKU pride by continuing their service,” said Will Weber, NKU Student Body President. “I encourage all students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and all proud NKU community members to sign-up and join us.”

Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and dress for outdoor work. The schedule is below: 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • 9:30 a.m.  - 10 a.m. Sign-In at the Student Union Ballroom
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Planting/Outdoor Projects in front of the Student Union
  • 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Free Lunch in the Student Union Ballroom  

The day of service event happens rain or shine. In case of rain, volunteers will help with University Housing projects indoors.