• Girl Scouts CEO to Address UA Grads During 150th Commencement

    Thousands of soon-to-be alums and their families and friends will gather for the University of Arizona's 150th Commencement, where the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA will address undergraduate and graduate students set to receive more than 7,500 degrees. The May 17 ceremony will again be held at Arizona Stadium. University officials said Monday that, judging from the number of RSVPs already received, the crowd will be big. "Not in the history of the University have we seen these numbers," Mary Venezia, assistant director of strategic initiatives for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, said of the number of guests planning to attend. The excitement around Commencement reached new heights last year when the University moved the ceremony from McKale Memorial Center to the stadiu…

    07 2014
  • Girl Volunteers in Action

    Last Sunday our Girl Volunteer Corps gathered to take action on their latest service project!  The girls partnered with the Avalon Southwest Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home to design a Sensory Garden for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia residents.  Current research shows that residents exhibit fewer symptoms of Alzheimer’s in settings with gardens and homelike environments.  Our goal was to create a comforting therapeutic space for these residents, and brighten their day with the sights and smells of flowers and trees!  We arrived on Sunday with over 100 plants and flowers donated by Mesquite Valley Growers.  The girls, residents, and parents worked together to plant, paint, and clean up the area all in a matter of 3 hours!  This project has provided the girls with an opportunity to bui…

    06 2014
  • Make the World a Better Place This Summer

    By Shelley Shelton Can you imagine having lived a long life, only to find that health issues or other age-related problems have left you unable to prepare meals for yourself? Interfaith Community Services helps hundreds of people each year in just that situation by delivering Mobile Meals to their homes. ICS is a nonprofit social services agency that for 29 years has been dedicated to helping Pima County seniors, people with disabilities, and people in financial crisis maintain stable and independent lives. One way to do that is to deliver fresh and nutritious meals each weekday to people who are unable to cook for themselves. Volunteers deliver trays containing one hot and one cold meal, helping vulnerable members of our population to stay healthy. But a lot of ICS Mobile Meals voluntee…

    30 2014
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