•  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

    All undergraduate student organizations and clubs are invited to the Annual Student Organization Leader workshop from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 13 in Anderson Room 112.

    The Hamline Church United Methodist is celebrating their 135th anniversary after recently being listed on the Minnesota Annual Conference list of historic places. There will be a special service and an archival display to celebrate this historic institution and the close relationship it has with Hamline University.

    The Hamline Francophone Club invites all students to their welcome party in Anderson Forum on Thursday, September 17 from 6 - 9 p.m. to kick off the 2015-2016 academic year. Join them for food, entertainment, and fun activities.