•  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

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    Students of the spring visual anthropology class will premiere their work collaborating with local neighbors on visual documentary projects. The community event, Midway Conversations, is on Sunday, May 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Turf Club, 1601 University Ave West, St Paul. The event is open to the public.

    Join the Hike for the Health and celebrate the Hamline to Hamline Collaboration on Tuesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. starting at Hamline Elementary and ending at the Hamline University athletic fields.

    Join the Hamline Student Theater Association (HST) for an end-of-the-year variety show, featuring student performances and contests on Saturday, May 14 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Anne Simley Theatre.