January 24, 2006


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Members of the Bucknell University Hurricane Katrina recovery team will present the multimedia program, "Mississippi Moments," Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.

The presentation, which is open to the public without charge, is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost.

Twenty-five volunteers spent a long week in January helping the small community of Waveland, on the Gulf Coast. Considered ground zero for one of the nation's greatest natural disasters, this town of 7,000 people had only 35 habitable homes following the storm.

"Come hear about what we did to help residents rebuild their lives and offer much-needed hope," said Janice Butler, director of the Office of Service-Learning.

"Students and staff will share photos, describe what it was like in this devastated area and discuss what remains to be done," she said.

For more information, contact the Office of Service-Learning at 577-3973.

For additional coverage of the university's efforts to respond to Hurricane Katrina, see http://www.bucknell.edu/About_Bucknell/Offices_Resources/ServiceLearning/Katrina_Recovery.html

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Story posted Jan. 24, 2006

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