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Source: Krystin Matuszewicz, krystin@k-state.edu
Web site: http://www.k-state.edu/leadership/AB.html
Note to editor: Jennifer Dawson is a graduate of Junction City High School.
News release prepared by: Nellie Ryan, 785-532-6415, media@k-state.edu

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN A COMMUNITY SERVICE TRIP OVER K-STATE'S WINTER BREAK; OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPRING BREAK ARE STILL AVAILABLE

MANHATTAN -- Six Kansas State University students spent a part of their winter break helping those in need through K-State's Alternative Breaks program, offered through the School of Leadership Studies.

The students were in St. Louis, Mo., from Jan. 3-8 to volunteer for Saint Louis University's Campus Kitchen. The national Campus Kitchens Project empowers students to recycle food from their cafeterias, turn the donations into nourishing meals and deliver those meals to those in need. On-campus kitchens are also used to teach culinary skills to unemployed men and women.

The following K-State students, all from Manhattan, participated in the trip:

Serine Alfaress, graduate student in entomology; Jennifer Dawson, junior in sociology; Akiko Haruta, senior in dietetics and biology; Yuming Li, freshman in pre-professional business administration; Samantha Smith, senior in life sciences; and Guanqiu Zhang, junior in mechanical engineering.

Opportunities to participate in K-State's spring alternative break community service trips, March 14-19, are still available. The six community service destinations being offered include: Save the Family Foundation, Mesa, Ariz.; Boys & Girls Club, Chicago, Ill.; Rebuilding Together, New Orleans, La.; Cumberland Trail Conference, La Follette, Tenn.; AIDS Service of Dallas, Dallas, Texas; and One Mission Galveston, Galveston, Texas.

All K-State students are encouraged to apply, and interested students can pick up an application at K-State's Leadership Studies Building. Applications, which are due by Friday, Feb. 5, and more information are available online at http://www.k-state.edu/leadership/AB.html