students will be participating in a Neighborhood Clean-Up geared to support and
serve the Abilene community. The event will take place October 14 from 10:00
a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
The Neighborhood Clean-Up will be part of the six-pronged mission
of the Gilbert Games. The goals include Social Integration, Campus Traditions, Physical
Wellbeing, Academic Progress, Spiritual Formation, and Civic Engagement.
The Clean-Up fits into the Civic Engagement category. Through
this mission, first-year students will engage in acts of service to the
surrounding communities in Abilene.
The students will work to develop a culture of care and
responsibility for others through the cleaning and active service to
Hardin-Simmons and nearby neighborhoods.
"While students might be picking up trash around HSU, it is
an opportunity for them to begin to develop a sense of responsibility and care
for those around us," said Megan Baldree, Associate Dean of Students.