Largest Service Plunge Brought Engagement to the Community

by Haley Arni

New Emory & Henry College students spread across Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee to join in Service Plunge on Saturday, August 13. Service Plunge is a time-honored tradition at the College, with 25 years of history and many more to come. Organized by the Appalachian Center for Civic Life, teams of students and their faculty coordinators left campus on buses headed to various service locations, most of which represented a theme of their first-year courses.

“This was the biggest Service Plunge in E&H’s history,” said Coordinator of Civic Life Leah Wilson. “We sent over 400 students out to 20 different service sites throughout the community.”

The CORE 100 classes that gathered to participate in Service Plunge were;

  • “Banned Books,” with Dean of Student Success Travis Proffit at the Washington County Library
  • “The Mind, Body, Spirit, Connection,” with Coordinator of Civic Engagement Projects Megan Hamilton at the Marion Correctional Treatment Center
  • “Peace, War, and Christianity,” with Religion professor David Jackson and First-Year Academic Advisor Sam Davis at River’s Way in Bristol, Va.
  • “Hip-Hop: Comparison and the Art of Listening,” with ePortfolio Specialist and Bonner Scholar Coordinator Bradley Hartsell at Highlands Community Services
  • An Honors session with English professor Matthew Kelley at the Blueridge Discovery Center
  • “Food and Place” with Geography professor Dr. Ed Davis at the Emory & Henry College Community Garden on campus
  • “Welcome to the Internet: Social Media, its Evolving Language, and our new Unwritten Identities,” with Director of New Student Academics Mary Ellis Rice at YWCA
  • “How Long to Sing this Song: Culture & Community,” with Director of Appalachian Center for Civic Life and Bonner Scholars Program Scott Sikes at the Settlers Museum
  • “Dolly Parton: The Queen of Appalachia,” with Media and Communication professor Brent Treash with Caring for Our Community in Marion, Va.
  • “Life Is Strange: Taking Ownership of your Personal Journey” with First-Year Academic Advisor Sydni Leonard at United Way
  • “Our Backyard” with Coordinator of Civic Life Leah Wilson at the Damascus Trail Center
  • “Painted Faces: Love, Death, and Identity in Chinese Drama,” with World Languages professor Lucas Wolf at the Well Fields in Saltville, Va.
  • “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” with Jennifer Krouse at the Barns at Blue Mountain
  • “Sports Report: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Effects of Sports in Modern Society,” with Health and Human Performance professor Rebecca Buchanan in the Town of Glade Spring, Va.
  • “A Starbucks Society,” with Department of Media and Communication chair Dr. Tracy Lauder at the Harvest Table Farm
  • “Useful Stories and Useful Questions for Useful Lives,” with Civic Innovation professor Dr. Tal Stanley at Hungry Mother Park
  • “What is College? Interrogating an Institution,” with Director of the Library Ruth Castillo in the Town of Damascus
  • “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” with Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Belonging John Halloway at Emory & Henry College’s Equestrian Center
  • Transfer Student sessions with Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success Kyle Sensabaugh and New Student Experience Director Fred George with Emory & Henry College Athletics and at Salvation Army respectively.

For the first time since 2019, Emory & Henry College first-year and transfer students have engaged in Service Plunge, an opportunity for those new to the College to connect to the surrounding communities in meaningful ways and reflect upon the impact that they’ve had. Students participating in Service Plunge trimmed garlic and planted broccoli at the campus community garden, engaged with community outreach at the Washington County Library, participated in regional environmental care and much more.

The Appalachian Center for Civic Life strives to build a nationally distinct civic engagement and education program, equipping students as agents of social progress in our region, nation, and world. “Our hope is that students walk away more connected to this place outside of the walls of Emory & Henry College’s campus, more connected to their professor and each other, and more aware of what service means and why it is important,” said Wilson.

“Our hope is that students walk away more connected to this place outside of the walls of Emory & Henry College’s campus, more connected to their professor and each other, and more aware of what service means and why it is important,” said Coordinator of Civic Life Leah Wilson.

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2720-emory-henry-college-celebrates-grand-opening"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1024,768/13169_ThriftStore.rev.1674591431.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1024,768/13169_ThriftStore.rev.1674591431.png 2x"/> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1024,768/13169_ThriftStore.rev.1674591431.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1024,768/13169_ThriftStore.rev.1674591431.png 2x"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1024,768/13169_ThriftStore.rev.1674591431.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1024,768/13169_ThriftStore.rev.1674591431.png 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1024,768/13169_ThriftStore.rev.1674591431.png" alt="thrift store clothes" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1024,768/13169_ThriftStore.rev.1674591431.png 2x" data-max-w="1024" data-max-h="768" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2720-emory-henry-college-celebrates-grand-opening">Emory & Henry College Celebrates Grand Opening of Thrift Store on Campus</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emory & Henry College is excited to announce the grand opening of its first on-campus thrift store located on the lower level of the Memorial Chapel on February 1, 2023. The Emory & Henry community celebrated the new E&H Thrift Store with a ribbon cutting and students in attendance had the opportunity to shop after. The store was made possible by the</span> <a href="https://www.ehc.edu/appalachian-center-for-civic-life/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Appalachian Center for Civic Life</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">and will be primarily managed by</span> <a href="https://www.ehc.edu/appalachian-center-for-civic-life/scholarships/bonner-scholars-program/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bonner Scholars</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href="https://www.ehc.edu/appalachian-center-for-civic-life/scholarships/civic-leader-scholars/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Civic Leader Scholars</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p><a href="/live/news/2720-emory-henry-college-celebrates-grand-opening" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2443-southwest-virginia-museum-experience-seeks-to"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png 3x"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png" alt="This summer, Emory & Henry College's Appalachian Center for Civic Life facilitated a networking event for the museums in Southwe..." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/191,0,1406,1215/11863_SWVA_Museum_Release.rev.1661518764.png 3x" data-max-w="1215" data-max-h="1215" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2443-southwest-virginia-museum-experience-seeks-to">Southwest Virginia Museum Experience Seeks to Promote Area History with Emory & Henry College</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">This summer, Emory & Henry College Appalachian Center for Civic Life (ACCL) facilitated a networking event for the museums in Southwest Va. at the Homestead Museum in Wytheville, Va.</span> <a href="/live/news/2443-southwest-virginia-museum-experience-seeks-to" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2266-first-chats-event-a-huge-success"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG" alt="During the first session of C.H.A.T.S., participants were engaging with one another through a variety of fun activities." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/10998_DSC_0333_1.rev.1647970312.JPG 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2266-first-chats-event-a-huge-success">First C.H.A.T.S. Event- A Huge Success!</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Want to be more involved on campus? Want to feel more connected to your community? </span> <a href="/live/news/2266-first-chats-event-a-huge-success" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2207-a-boost-of-snacks-food-and-supplies-when-in-need"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg" alt="Student Sarah Dutton is presented with a check surrounded by faculty, staff and President John W. Wells at the Stinger's Supply Shelf." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1368" data-max-h="1367" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2207-a-boost-of-snacks-food-and-supplies-when-in-need">A Boost of Snacks, Food and Supplies When in Need</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Emory & Henry College has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, earmarked for the Stinger’s Supply Shelf coordinated by Sodexo, dining service provider at Emory & Henry College. <a href="/live/news/2207-a-boost-of-snacks-food-and-supplies-when-in-need" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2376-carter-momsen-hudson-to-pursue-a-career-in"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/288,0,2688,2400/11190_Carter-Hudson_IMG_6946.rev.1651496913.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/288,0,2688,2400/11190_Carter-Hudson_IMG_6946.rev.1651496913.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/288,0,2688,2400/11190_Carter-Hudson_IMG_6946.rev.1651496913.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/288,0,2688,2400/11190_Carter-Hudson_IMG_6946.rev.1651496913.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/288,0,2688,2400/11190_Carter-Hudson_IMG_6946.rev.1651496913.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/288,0,2688,2400/11190_Carter-Hudson_IMG_6946.rev.1651496913.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/288,0,2688,2400/11190_Carter-Hudson_IMG_6946.rev.1651496913.jpg" alt="Momsen-Hudson, '22, at a demonstration to bring attention to the realities that unhoused people face." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/288,0,2688,2400/11190_Carter-Hudson_IMG_6946.rev.1651496913.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/104/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/288,0,2688,2400/11190_Carter-Hudson_IMG_6946.rev.1651496913.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2400" data-max-h="2400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2376-carter-momsen-hudson-to-pursue-a-career-in">Carter Momsen-Hudson to pursue a career in religion</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world.</span> <a href="/live/news/2376-carter-momsen-hudson-to-pursue-a-career-in" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2707-emory-henry-college-receives-25000-grant-from"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/159,0,1085,927/13143_graduation.ca1905_1.rev.1673966150.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/159,0,1085,927/13143_graduation.ca1905_1.rev.1673966150.png 2x"/> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/159,0,1085,927/13143_graduation.ca1905_1.rev.1673966150.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/159,0,1085,927/13143_graduation.ca1905_1.rev.1673966150.png 2x"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/159,0,1085,927/13143_graduation.ca1905_1.rev.1673966150.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/159,0,1085,927/13143_graduation.ca1905_1.rev.1673966150.png 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/159,0,1085,927/13143_graduation.ca1905_1.rev.1673966150.png" alt="Visitors gather for graduation on the College grounds in front of the main college building, ca. 1905. Photo published in Legacy and Visi..." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/159,0,1085,927/13143_graduation.ca1905_1.rev.1673966150.png 2x" data-max-w="926" data-max-h="927" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2707-emory-henry-college-receives-25000-grant-from">Emory & Henry College Receives $25,000 Grant from Roller Bottimore Foundation for Preservation of Historical Material with Public Accessibility</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Emory & Henry College got a boost to support local and regional history preservation in Southwest Virginia thanks to recent funding from the Roller Bottimore Foundation. “<em>The Watershed Project: Civic Memory for a Citizenship of Place</em>” has a two-fold purpose - to preserve, index, and archive a wide range of historical material related to the history and operation of Emory & Henry College, the oldest institution of higher learning in Southwest Virginia, and to utilize these materials to create an engaging, dynamic, born-digital, open-source history of the region of Southwest Virginia and, more specifically, the college’s role as an institutional citizen of that place.</p><a href="/live/news/2707-emory-henry-college-receives-25000-grant-from" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2265-its-safe-to-say-lyceum-event"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.jpg" alt="It's Safe To Say: A Lyceum" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,769/10804_IMG_1021.rev.1644345152.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1170" data-max-h="769" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2265-its-safe-to-say-lyceum-event">“It’s Safe to Say” Lyceum Event</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">On Wednesday February 23</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">rd, E&H</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">held the first installment of the Lyceum Event “Its Safe to Say,” a collaborative effort between the Appalachian Center for Civic Life, Student Affairs & Success, and SGA. </span></p><a href="/live/news/2265-its-safe-to-say-lyceum-event" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2643-students-find-meaning-during-intentional-fall"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG" alt="E&H Students plant trees with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy during Intentional Fall Break 2022" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1081/12823_5EC5CF18-3DB9-4F7F-B790-F26EABE6457F.rev.1670355373.JPG 3x" data-max-w="1440" data-max-h="1081" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2643-students-find-meaning-during-intentional-fall">Students Find Meaning During Intentional Fall Break</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">This year’s Intentional Fall Break was a success as students were immersed in 3.5 days of service.</span> <a href="/live/news/2643-students-find-meaning-during-intentional-fall" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>