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UW’s Big Event Allows Students to Thank Community

September 18, 2013 — University of Wyoming students will have the opportunity to thank the Laramie community starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Prexy’s Pasture.

The Big Event offers UW students the chance to say “thank you” to Laramie residents for their support of the university. It also serves as the student kickoff to Homecoming week.

The event will include a morning pep rally and community service projects, followed by a barbecue and live music from the Libby Creek Original.

“This will be a wonderful opportunity to connect the university community to the greater Laramie community,” says Molly Markow, Volunteer Programs student coordinator. “We look forward to creating lasting connections and a sense of unity within Laramie as a whole.”

The Big Event, started at Texas A&M University more than 30 years ago, now takes place on 75 college campuses each year.

Work request forms are being accepted from community members and nonprofit agencies. The jobs last approximately three hours and may include raking, painting, window washing, weeding and other tasks. Students may register to volunteer as individuals or as groups, and they will be assigned to work sites on the morning of Oct. 5.

Student registration forms as well as work requests can be found online at

For more information, contact Markow or Sagan Hunsaker in the UW Center for Service, Leadership and Community Engagement Office at (307) 766-3117 or email

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