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LOOKING BACK: LMU Gets Into the Streets

President David Bercham with women's basketball coach Julie Wilhoit.

President David Bercham with women's basketball coach Julie Wilhoit.

June 28, 2011

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As Loyola Marymount University enters its celebration of its 100 years, a big part of that celebration is its mission of being "men and women for others." In holding to that tradition, the Division of Student Affairs, which includes the LMU Athletics Department, participated in its 12th Annual Into the Streets community service day Wednesday, May 19.

Each year since 1999, Student Affairs has held its "Into the Streets" in keeping with our University Mission Statement, "the service of faith and promotion of justice. Staff in the Division of Student Affairs, faculty participants in the President's Institute, and the Campus Ministry staff, in addition to the campus community as a whole, were encouraged to take time from their regular workday to embrace the challenge of being "Men and Women For Others."

"This event is just one of many ways the LMU community can get involved in the larger community in which we live and serve," said Associate Athletics Director Maria Behm, who serve on the Mission and Identity Committee that organizes the event. "From the annual sports camp to the many initiatives off campus, its a great way for all of us at LMU to get involved with others on campus and with others in our broader community."

The 2011 version of the event included service opportunities at:
Downtown Women's Shelter
LA Food Bank
Heal the Bay
Marycrest Manor
Eco Station
LMU Sports Camp
Westchester High School

Into the Streets continued LMU's commitment to community service, which included the President's Day of Service on Feb. 19, celebrating the inauguration of David W. Burcham as the University's 15th president. Burcham has made the week of service a key part of his inauguration celebration. "Too often, the inauguration of a new president is seen only as a celebration for the campus," said Burcham. "But we wanted to share this occasion with the rest of the city and highlight who we are as an institution and our commitment to public service."

Community service and the community will be a big part of LMU's Centennial Celebration, LMUat100. For more visit the LMUat100 website.

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