About The Big Event at KU
The Big Event connects the KU campus with the Lawrence community by recruiting thousands of student, faculty, and staff volunteers to work at hundreds of local job sites during one day of service. Big Event volunteers provide a helping hand to Lawrence residents by completing projects in their neighborhoods.
The third annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2013. Registration for volunteers and job requests for residents will open on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 and close Sunday, March 31, 2013. Check for updates at thebigeventku.com.
Big Event at KU executive committee:
The executive director manages the Big Event board, and is the official spokesperson of The Big Event to the university community.
Director of Internal Affairs
The director of internal affairs works with the programs and operations committees, and with the Big Event treasurer.
Director of External Affairs
The director of external affairs works with the outreach and recruitment committees, and with the Big Event marketing coordinators.
Big Event at KU coordinators:
Michael Garrett and Ida Greenwell
The marketing coordinators handle all advertising for the Big Event. The marketing coordinators also manage The Big Event’s online presence on Facebook and Twitter.
Kayla Boal and Nell Neary
The programs committee coordinates all day-of details for the Big Event.
Yuqi Gao and Simon Kindel
The operations committee handles supply needs, as well as sponsorships and donations, for the Big Event.
Marie Schmitz and Lizzy Watson
The outreach committee coordinates all community job requests to be completed during The Big Event.
Katie Gilbaugh, Austyn Noblitt, and Brandon Rogers
The Big Event recruitment committee seeks KU students, faculty and staff to volunteer on the day of The Big Event.