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Morrisville State College Faculty, Staff and Students Lead WeHeartHaiti Crusade to Restore Hope and Help to Throttled Nation

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—T-shirts emblazoned with words of hope and a bandage transcending through a red heart, are becoming a common sight on the Morrisville State College campus.

The insignia, WeHeartHaiti, decorating posters on classroom walls, hallways and dining areas too, illustrates a campus-wide crusade to support Haiti relief efforts in the wake of the 7.0 earthquake that ravaged the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Students, faculty and staff are planning an array of on-campus events, all which will support the WeHeartHaiti fund.
Activities and events planned include:

Now through February 28: Haiti awareness display by Teacher Education Transfer (TET) students in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC). Donation boxes are included within the display area.

Now through February 19: Chimes for Change. Donate spare change or a few extra dollars during lunch from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Seneca Dining Center.

Saturday, February 20: Mardi Gras Dance sponsored by Latino-American Student Organization (LASO), 11 p.m.-3 a.m., Hamilton Hall.

Sunday, February 21: Field Hockey Tournament at noon. Registration begins at 11 a.m. for the tournament which will consist of eight teams, six versus six, 20-minute periods. The cost is $15 per player. There will also be a bottle and can drive at the tournament. For information, contact Stephanie Smith at 315-717-2879 or smith73@morrisville.edu.

Sunday, February 21: Bottle and can drive from 1-5 p.m. in the Recreation Center.

Tuesday, March 2: Volleyball Tournament in Hamilton Hall from 6-9 p.m. co-sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Sports Nutrition and Fitness Management (SNFM) Club. Teams will be comprised of six players with a $30 entry fee ($25 if there is a faculty/staff member on the team), coed, three men and three women. For information, contact Lisa Rusch at 315-684-6145 or ruschlm@morrisville.edu.

T-shirts will be available during events and on-campus for $10, with proceeds going to the Morrisville State College WeHeartHaiti fund.

Morrisville State College, considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.