University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
September 7, 2011
Contact: Joy Crawford-Washington, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6211

USA to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Through National Day of Service and Remembrance


In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the University of South Alabama’s Center for Academic Service Learning and Civic Engagement will lead several projects on Monday, Sept. 12, as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, including the construction of two wheelchair-accessible picnic tables on campus.

The CASLCE is asking for campus volunteers to help with the picnic tables, which will be located between the University’s Humanities Building and USA Library. For more information on how to help with this project, contact the center’s co-director Karen Peterson at (251) 460-6116 or e-mail

In addition to the campus picnic table project, students volunteering for the National Day of Service and Remembrance through the CASLCE on Monday will conduct a community workshop on basic computer skills at West Regional Library on Grelot Road, mentor and read to John Will Elementary students, and volunteer with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

For more information on these and other CASLCE projects, contact Peterson at (251) 460-6116, or e-mail To learn more about the National Day of Service and Remembrance or to volunteer, visit and

The mission of the CASLCE is to provide a student-centered resource for members of the USA student body, faculty, the surrounding community, and international partners who are interested in participating in academic service-learning and civic engagement at the University. CASLCE provides information, referrals, public relations, and faculty and student development, and serves as an advocate for USA’s service-learning and civic engagement activities.  To learn more about the CASLCE, visit


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