2020 Big Event Cancelled
September 4, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement (SLCE) Office of the University of Wyoming has moved to cancel the Big Event, previously scheduled to take place on October 10, 2020.
Preparation for the Big Event begins months ahead of time and involves dozens of staff and student volunteers, in addition to the hundreds of volunteers and community members who take part in this event. Unfortunately it is not responsible to host this event in the current COVID-19 environment. Erin Olsen, associate director of the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, described the situation, “We are deeply disappointed, however the health and safety of our students and greater Laramie community are at the core of our mission and decision. We look forward to offering this event in the future.”
Community members who have submitted job requests will receive individual communication.
Questions or concerns can be directed to the SLCE Office by phone at (307)766-3117, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone communication may be delayed during the campus pause initiated September 2, 2020.
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About The Big Event
Through service-oriented activities, The Big Event promotes campus and community unity as University of Wyoming students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community.
The Big Event was founded at Texas A&M University in 1982. Since then, The Big Event has expanded to over 100 schools across the country, all joining together in the spirit of service. The first annual Big Event was held at the University of Wyoming in the fall of 2013 as the kick-off to homecoming week with just over 300 students participating.
The Big Event strives to uphold the ideals of unity and service. This one-day event is not based on socioeconomic need, but rather is a way for the student body to express their gratitude to the entire community which supports the university. It is important to remember The Big Event is not about the number of jobs completed or the number of students who participate each year. Instead, it is the interaction between students and residents and the unity that results throughout the community that makes The Big Event such a unique project.
If you have questions about The Big Event, please reach out!
- (307) 766-3117
- 1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071