•  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

    Prestigious children's authors from around the country, many of whom also teach in Hamline's Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults, will offer free, public readings as part of the program's summer residency.

    All are invited to the Hamline Midway Art Crawl on July 24-25 and the Hamline Midway Art Festival, a daylong celebration of live and interactive art, music, culture, and the unveiling of the murals on Saturday, August 29, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Read the outstanding work of undergraduates from across the country in the premier issue of Runestone, an online journal compiled and edited by Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students in The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline.