Alternative Spring Break set at Frank Garrett Center

By Secile Villarreal


   This semester’s Meet the Mission will be at Frank Garrett Center, 1226 NW 18th St., during spring break March 10-14.

Dr. Chris Edelman, an assistant professor of philosophy, and Dr. Craig McCarron, an assistant professor of mathematics, will be running this semester’s Alternative Spring Break. It involves students and faculty who would like to volunteer their time to clean and paint houses.

For those who would like to carpool, transportation will be provided at UIW, or volunteers can meet at Frank Garret Center.

“Last year (we) had one of the best turnouts they ever had,” Edelman said, adding they’re hoping to match last year’s turnout, having at least 35 to 40 people each day this spring.

Alongside Edelman, McCarron is no rookie to volunteering. He volunteered at last year’s UIW’s Meet the Mission and previous habitat work. This is his first time as co-chair helping organize the Alternative Spring Break.

McCarron said they are looking to get more students to get involved. One plan is setting a sign-up module on Blackboard so it will be more accessible, he said, adding he is hoping students will be a “creative force behind the involvement.”

A verse from the book of James, McCarron said, relates to the mission of UIW’s: “Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, it is dead.”


For those interested in volunteering for the Alternative Spring e-mail or go to for the sign-up sheet.

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