A Marquette University student participated in a special service program to help out in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Thursday, February 21
From Marquette University Margaret King, a junior writing intensive English major from Glen Ellyn traveled to New Orleans over winter break with the Marquette MARDI GRAS program. MARDI GRAS, which stands for Making A Real Difference in the Gulf Region and Areas Surrounding, is a student-run organization at Marquette, created in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf region. MARDI GRAS aims to form meaningful relationships within the community of New Orleans, rebuild homes and neighborhoods and raise awareness about the needs of the post-Katrina Gulf region. For one week during winter break, King and 94 other Marquette students drove 16 hours to New Orleans in vans and worked on 10 different sites once they arrived. Their tasks …
A Glen Ellyn student earned a 4.0 grade-point average earning honors.
Monday, February 18
From Drake University Nick Gitchell of Glen Ellyn has been named to Drake University's President's List for the Fall 2012 semester. Students must have a grade-point average of 4.0 to be receive this honor. Drake is a private, independent university in Des Moines, Iowa, with an enrollment of approximately 3,400 full-time undergraduate students and 1,900 graduate students from 49 states and 50 countries. Drake University's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and …