DSU students raise money for Trinity High School after tragic fire

May 27, 2014

2014 Celebration of Scholars

DSU students presented their original scholarly work to an audience of fellow students, faculty members, community members, and professionals at the 2014 Celebration of Scholarship held on May 10. Presentations included scientific research, literature reviews, scholarly critique, humanities papers, creative writing, musical or dramatic performances, or visual outwork. Fifteen oral presentations and 30 poster presentations were shared during the event.


One Red Paper Clip

Students enrolled in DSU Business Ethics and Critical Thinking classes participated in a semester-long project designed to integrate theory and experience.  The project engaged students in active learning as they explored topics related to barter economies, ethics and perceived value. Starting with one red paper clip, each student made eight trades, bartering for items that were “bigger and better.”  Final items were sold during a silent auction that was open to the community. The classes raised more than $2,700 which they donated to the local United Way.


Service to Community

Two DSU student groups recently held fundraising events to benefit Trinity High School (THS) which was closed earlier this year due to fire. During their annual service learning project, Trio students raised more than $500 to help THS purchase classroom supplies. Additionally, the DSU wellness program hosted a Dye Running fun run and donated more than $2,500 to THS.