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UT students to give back to the community through Big Event March 21

About 2,000 University of Toledo students are expected to participate in this year’s Big Event, the University’s largest student-run service project.

The Big Event is Saturday, March 21 when students give back to the community around campus with projects such as yard work, painting houses, washing windows and other tasks.

Students will begin gathering at the UT Student Recreation Center on Main Campus at 9:30 a.m. to receive their job site assignments. The service event is scheduled to run from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Interim President Dr. Nagi Naganathan will address the group at 11 a.m. And a Red Bull paper airplane competition will take place 10-11:30 a.m. with the three students with the farthest distance, longest airtime and most aerodynamic plane sent to Austria for an international competition.

Throughout the afternoon student groups will work in a number of areas in Toledo including the Cherry Street Mission, Nightingale Harvest, University Church, Toledo Grows Gardens, Ronald McDonald House and various Metroparks of the Toledo Area.

“This day is extremely important for our students at The University of Toledo,” said Ashley Citraro, a junior majoring in human resources and information systems and director of the Big Event. “The people we help for the day are alumni and residents that show support for UT year-round. This is a day for us to show our appreciation.”

For more information, contact Citraro at or 216.789.9343.

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