Students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to
impact their community during Make a Difference Week, sponsored by
Leadership and Volunteerism, a division of the office of Student
“During Make a Difference Week, we hope to highlight
how students, faculty and staff make a difference in the lives of
others,” said Hunter Williams, Student Activities Coordinator.
However, bringing attention to student acts isn’t the
only thing special about the week.
“We will also be hosting activities that will show
(participants) ways to make a difference in our community,”
Activities for students and faculty begin at 10 .a.m.
Monday with a video in Downing University Center’s lobby. Events
continue through Saturday.
In a photo contest open to students, faculty and
staff, entrants are asked to submit a photo of how they make a
difference in their community along with a description of 100 words
The community can vote for a photo in DUC from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Williams said.
From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., a bus will shuttle people to
locations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Miss Annie’s Place &
Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School for volunteerism
“Students can volunteer for this project and have the
opportunity to make an impact in the life of a small child,”
“The Blind Side” will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday in
Downing University Center Room 340.
There will be free popcorn and drinks and a brief
discussion on the impact that one person can have on another’s
Williams said this will give participants the
opportunity to share their personal stories as well as inspire
A High School Leadership Conference will be held for
high school students from Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio
where students will be taught leadership skills to help them
through high school.
WKU students are asked to volunteer their time to
help with registration, day operations and presenting.
To close the week, students have the opportunity to
volunteer at Bowling Green 10K, sponsored by the Road Runners Club
of America and the Medical Center of Bowling Green.
Any students interested in participating or who have
questions are encouraged to contact Williams or Mindy Johnson in
the Student Activities department.