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Published September 08, 2020
The Big Event at the University of Wyoming has been canceled, according to the Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office. The annual program was originally scheduled Saturday, Oct. 10.
Through service-oriented activities, The Big Event promotes campus and community unity. UW students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community.
Preparation for The Big Event begins months ahead of time, says Erin Olsen Pueblitz, associate director of UW’s Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. Dozens of staff and student volunteers are involved, in addition to the hundreds of volunteers and community members who take part in SLCE’s volunteer project.
“Unfortunately, it is not responsible to host this event in the current COVID-19 environment,” Olsen Pueblitz says. “We are deeply disappointed; however, the health and safety of our students and greater Laramie community are at the core of our mission and decision. We look forward to offering this event in the future.”
Community members who earlier submitted job requests for UW volunteers will receive individual communication detailing the cancellation of The Big Event.
For more information, call the SLCE office at (307) 766-3117 or email email@example.com. Phone communication may be delayed during the campus pause, which was initiated Sept. 2.