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LJWorld: Letter: Getting organized

Lawrence resident Teresa Thompson wrote a letter to the Lawrence Journal-World about her experience with the third annual Big Event. Read on for more.

LJWorld: Editorial: Big success

The Lawrence Journal-World editorial board had some nice things to say about the third annual Big Event a few days after we’d packed up the tools. Read on for the post-event editorial.

UDK: The Big Event increases number of volunteers, doubles job sites

The Big Event recruited 3,000 KU students, faculty and staff to complete projects at almost 400 job sites around the Lawrence community. An article about the event appeared in the University Daily Kansan. Here’s a preview:

LJWorld: KU’s Big Event getting bigger

Read all about the third annual Big Event at KU in the Lawrence Journal-World’s coverage of the day.

LJWorld: Organizers of KU Big Event service day looking for projects to tackle around Lawrence

The 2013 Big Event at KU is in full-on recruitment mode for community job requests and campus volunteers. Read the full article in the Lawrence Journal-World here.

UDK: The Big Event to host promotional week on campus

Read about the Big Event’s Spring 2013 Awareness Week in this UDK article. Events start March 4 with tabling and campus promotions, and run through March 10, with an information distribution day throughout the Lawrence community.

Spring Awareness Week: March 4-10

Monday kicks off the Big Event’s Spring Awareness Week! This is a week where the Big Event aims to get the word out to the KU students about volunteering for this year’s Big Event on April 13. This week will include tabling, volunteering opportunities and fun activities put on by the Big Event. Here is a schedule of events for the upcoming week:

Big Event joins Lawrence GiveBack


The Big Event is now a member of the Lawrence GiveBack program. Follow this link to sign up for the program. Each purchase at a GiveBack member business will contribute a percentage to the Big Event.  

LJWorld: KU students want projects, volunteers for April’s ‘Big Event’

The LJWorld.com blog Heard on the Hill published a post about the soon-to-open registration for the third annual Big Event at KU. Registration for volunteers and job requests is set to open Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Read the article here.

Video: The Big Event 2012

Big Event video still 2012

Check out this Office of Marketing Communications video from our second annual Big Event! The third annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2013. Registration will open on Jan. 22, 2013.