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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Feb. 17

On February 2nd, Brookhaven College paid tribute to the poets of the Harlem renaissance at the annual African American Read-In. For more than a dozen years, college employees and students have worked together to create performances that celebrate the art, music and literature of African Americans. This year, 18 employees and 8 students recited poetic passages in a well-rehearsed performance that played to a crowd of approximately 200. Based on the theme “Drop Me Off in Harlem,” the Read-In featured dozens of poems, including “The Weary Blues,” “Creation,” “My House,” “Dreams,” and “What is Africa to Me?”

The smell of popcorn filled the air on February 8th as the Brookhaven College Office of Student Life held its spring Service Agency Fair. The fair is becoming an increasingly popular activity. With approximately 230 students and employees looking for ways to give back to the community, they had an opportunity to interact with 20 community partners. Andrew Deibert, Brookhaven College coordinator for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, stated that the purpose of the fair is to provide an opportunity for agencies to recruit volunteers, as well as give students, faculty and staff a chance to interact face-to-face with community partners and become more civically engaged. For the fall semester, 269 Brookhaven College students contributed over 3,200 hours to service-learning efforts.

In only 2 hours, 15 employees (mostly volunteers) distributed more than 700 coupons to students for a free cookie at the Brookhaven College Career Development Center Open House on February 8th. More than 250 students used the coupons to grab a cookie and find out more about the services offered. According to Annette Wilson, director of the Center, almost 70 students requested appointments to review resumés and discuss career options on an individual basis.



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