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Ada Civic Engagement Day

Ada Civic Engagement Day, or ACE Day, is a University tradition held on the Saturday of Welcome Weekend. ACE Day provides an opportunity for incoming freshmen to serve the Ada community, their new home for the next four, five or six years. Projects include a variety of tasks, such as painting, gardening, washing fire trucks and more. In 2013, about 260 students and 23 members of faculty and staff participated in the festivities. This year, ACE Day will take place on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Do all the good you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can.”
– John Wesley, Founder, United Methodist Church

Students from a variety of majors and programs come together, and, while the sites are not necessarily linked to a particular major, many of our students find the link between service and their chosen academic paths. One student wrote:

I think that it is important to work with others, develop personal relationships and be accepting of everybody. This can be related to my major, pharmacy, in the sense that when working with a patient, it is important to develop close relationships. You want open communication between the patient and yourself, and, no matter what your differences are, you will still have to work with and help them any way you can.

Community Service is not only an important part of the Ohio Northern Experience, but also allows your student to engage with the world around them in meaningful ways. The Ada Civic Engagement Day is designed to follow best practices in service learning, just one form of experiential learning you will find at Ohio Northern. Your student not only will engage with the village of Ada, but also also have the opportunity to form relationships with faculty, staff and fellow incoming freshman while volunteering and over lunch at the end of the day. Encourage your student to sign up for the Ada Civic Engagement day, and they will be on their way to becoming a true citizen scholar.

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