* WHO :* Student representatives from National Exemplary Scholars in Service, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, WVU Colleges Against Cancer, Collegiate 4-H, Public Relations Student Society of America, African Students Association, Student Health Advisory Board, Holding Every Life Precious, Army ROTC , Forestry Graduate Student Association, Female Majority Leadership Alliance, Student Government Association, Alpha Omega Omega coed fraternity, Student Association of Public Administrators, Greek fraternities and sororities and other WVU student organizations; WVU President David C. Hardesty Jr. and other University officials; community leaders

  • WHAT :* Annual Student Organization ForumCampus groups will share their service projects and ideas with President Hardesty.
  • WHEN :* Monday (March 19) from 2-4 p.m.
  • WHERE :* Blaney House
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :* Reporters are encouraged to cover the brief student presentations. The WVU Center for Civic Engagement is coordinating the event, which began as a grassroots student event five years ago. All campus organizations were invited to attend the forum. Kim Colebank, director of the center, said this event is a great way to learn about student life and community outreach at WVU .

Student organizations use this opportunity to focus on the tremendous service they have provided to the community during the academic year,she said.Spotlighted in the past have been organizations that provided �€~street rounds,medical care to the homeless in Morgantown; those who work with students with eating disorders; special programs that benefited nonprofits in the community; and many others.

The event will begin with a small reception followed by reports from the various organizations. President Hardesty will address the representatives and participate in a brief question-and-answer session, time permitting.