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Earth Day Kick-Off

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Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM CDT
Fain College of Fine ArtsMap Location

MSU Earth Day Kickoff
11:00am-2:00pm, Fain College of Fine Arts

The official opening of the day will feature the unveiling of a recycling design campaign, a recycling bin design competition for students, along with food and fun, to foster excitement about Earth Day and the message of environmentalism. Weather permitting, the kick-off activities will take place on the Fain College of Fine Arts lawn off of Tee Pee Drive.

As part of a EURECA project, students Royce Brock and Melody Gregory, along with their faculty mentor, Jennifer Yucus, will unveil a design campaign to educate the community on recycling bin locations in the Wichita Falls area. EURECA, or Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, promotes and facilitates undergraduate research by providing incentives and a support system for undergraduate students to engage in high-quality research and creative activities in an interdisciplinary environment. . This design campaign will be on display at the kickoff event and student designed t-shirts and re-usable grocery bags will be given away.

The MSU Earth Day programming is a collaboration between Progressive Waste Solutions and the following MSU departments and student organizations.

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fain College of Fine Arts (COFA)
  • Bolin College of Science & Mathematics, Engineering Department
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • Geosciences Club
  • Bolin College of Science & Mathematics, Geosciences Department
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Development & Orientation
  • Tri-Beta
  • University Programming Board

The planning committee is especially grateful for financial support from MSU’s undergraduate research program EURECA, Progressive Waste Solutions, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Student Government Association, and the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research. Graphic design was provided by Fain College of Fine Arts. For more information, please contact Jennifer Yucus, Assistant Professor of Art, with questions at 940-397-2801 or