•  Mac Garrett 12

    Mac Garrett '12

    Make Good

    For Mac Garrett ’12, volunteering at Hamline takes all forms -- from raking leaves for the local elderly to organizing a benefit concert for more than 100 people. Garrett is president of STOVE: Students Together Organizing Volunteer Events, a group of students who do just that. “It’s cool to connect with the community,” says Garrett. “We have a really talented group and it’s fulfilling to volunteer. It’s also a good resume-builder.”

    The group organizes two volunteer projects per month such as book or food drives, in addition to its larger, annual events, including 30-Hour Famine and Benefit Concert and a sock hop to raise money for homelessness.

    Organizing such events is no small feat. Garrett gave us a by-the-numbers account of what it takes to put on the 30-Hour Famine and Benefit Concert:

    Weeks in planning: 6-8
    People who fasted: 30
    Combined total hours fasted: 900
    Hours volunteered, organizing food items: 45
    Bands: 9
    Hours of music played: 4
    People who attended: 150
    Cost of a ticket: Free for Pipers, $3 for non-Hamline students
    Money donated: $250

  • News

    The PRIDE Black Student Alliance student group invites the Hamline community to attend its 18th annual Kwanzaa celebration on Wednesday, December 2 in Anderson Room 111 at 5 p.m. Join in celebrating African-American culture and history through music, literature, and food.

    The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be on Thursday, December 3 from 4:30-5 p.m. by the Bishop.  Come for caroling and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies.  This event is free and families are welcome.

    As the December holiday season fast approaches, mark your calendars with the following holiday concerts and worship events. Please keep an eye on Inside Hamline for additional events and programs.