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Volume 16 • Number 18
July 10, 2015
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EKU Contingent Cleans Litter along Gateway to Campus
(Erika Khair/C&M)(Erika Khair/C&M)
Approximately 20 EKU representatives, including President Benson and other top administrators, fanned out along the West Main Street corridor of Richmond the morning of July 7.

Bags and pick-up tools in hand and bedecked in brightly colored vests, the crew spent the morning picking up litter from I-75 back to campus. Tuesday’s “service day” was part of an effort to make an important gateway to the EKU campus as visually appealing as possible.

“We take pride in our campus and community,” Benson said. “We want to do everything we can to help keep it clean and to showcase one of the main entry points into campus.”

Benson indicated that more such exercises will be scheduled in the future and involve students as well. “We intend this to be just the first of many efforts.”

The initiative stemmed from a discussion at a recent meeting of the President’s Council, Benson noted. “If we’re going to spell out what the University wants to do (as he did at a recent “town and gown” forum), we need to show that we are also committed to being good citizens and responsible community partners.”