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A group of PSU Brandywine students are spending spring break in Santiago, a Mayan village on Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala.  This year the students will be leading reading activities in the new children's library and working in a rural pre-school.  They also anticipate planting trees in an area where mudslides caused much damage and death during Hurricane Stan in Fall 2005  In addition, they are possibly participating in a garbage processing project and in a research project which is studying causes of and remedies for lake contamination.

The challenge - to cut/sort/add $4,000 worth of coupons in four hours to send to our adopted military base, the U.S. Navy's Yokohama base in Japan.

We certainly have quick and efficient cutters on campus!  Thanks to the donations of coupons from the campus and our friends at Granite Farms Estates, we cut and collected $8,176.78 worth of coupons!  These coupons will certainly make a difference in the lives of our military members and their families.

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On March 7, 2008, Penn State Brandywine experienced a true act of civic engagement.  Former President Bill Clinton visited the campus to speak on behalf of Hillary Clinton as she seeks the Democratic nomination for President.  President Clinton addressed such topics as energy sources (wind and solar), health care, No Child Left Behind, student loans, and why we need to be prepared to work and exist in a global community.  Congressman Joe Sestak (in photo below with the President) provided the introduction before the 45-minute speech.

Clinton's visit was an outstanding way for the campus to participate in this exciting election year.  Thank you to the Student Government Association for inviting the candidates to campus!


Ann Karlen, from White Dog Community Enterprises, was our second invited speaker for the Clarence D. Bell Public Service Lecture Series on March 3, 2008.  Ms. Karlen is the founding director of Fair Food, where the mission is to make connections between Philadelphia chefs and farmers in southeast Pennsylvania.  She also spoke extensively about the Farm to Institution initiative.

A group of energetic staff and students joined the Nittany Lion in providing dinner for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House in Wilmington, Delaware.  Residents were treated to a pasta dinner, while the children were able to play games and get their photo taken with the Lion.  The campus collected donations from the House Wish List and filled an overflowing wagon with donations.