ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK Students travel out-of-state to help a variety of non-profit organizations. Most of the time is spent working, although opportunities will also be provided for learning about the host city and visiting area Doane alumni.
Adviser: Karla Cooper
BUILDING TOMORROW, an international organization, empowers young people to invest their resources, time and talents in providing students in sub-Saharan Africa with access to an education. The group seeks to raise the $60,000 necessary to build a school by hosting a major event each semester.
Adviser: Linda Kalbach
President: Jacob White
C-PALS is a service organization that matches Doane students with children of the Crete community (2nd-6th graders) and surrounding communities through the Heartland Big Brothers and Sisters program of Lincoln. Doane students are asked to commit one academic year to developing the relationship, which includes having some type of weekly contact with the child. C-Pals is open to any Doane student who is interested in devoting time to a relationship with a child. An application and an interview process for informational purposes are required.
Adviser: Shawn Kean
Crete Representative: TBA
DOANE MASCOT CLUB The goal of this organization is to promote school spirit.
Adviser: Mike Lefler
President: Kaelli Hedgpeth
PROJECT OUTDOOR CLASSROOM members inform the Doane and Crete communities about the Nature Explore certified classroom on campus. The information provided to the communities will include the benefits of Nature Explore, what has been built, and what still needs to be built. The Nature Ambassadors will work with interested groups and individuals to help them be involved in volunteer opportunities such as fundraisers or work days at the classroom in an effort to build support for and awareness of the Nature Explore classroom. Once constructed, the Nature Ambassadors will continue to work to improve and maintain the Crete Nature Explore Classroom as well as promote it to the community by hosting events for children to visit the classroom.
Adviser: Rod Diercks
President: Lindsay Wilson
RELAY FOR LIFE is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Last year Relay For Life at Doane College/Saline County raised over $75,000 for the American Cancer Society by hosting fundraisers throughout the year. Relay For Life 2013 will be the night of Friday, April 12. More information can be found at www.relayforlife.org/doanecollegene. Committee Chair and Committee Member applications will be available in the Fall. Volunteer opportunities include: Committee Chair, Committee Member, Team Captain, or Team Member
Co- Chairs: Taylor Ziegler and Julia Downey
Adviser: Abby Vollmer
ROOTS AND SHOOTS "Founded by Dr. Jane Goodall, the Roots & Shoots program inspires youth of all ages to make a difference by becoming involved in their communities. Each Roots & Shoots group plans and implements service-learning projects that promote care and concern for animals, the environment, and the human community," from the Jane Goodall Web site. Roots and Shoots helped bring single stream recycling to the campus and Crete community in 2009. A butterfly garden was put on campus to help bolster the monarch butterfly migration. In the falloff 2011, we will begin work on a community garden, a Weatherization project in which we actively work on a dorm to make it more efficient and work behind the scenes at Henry Doorly Zoo through their job shadow program. We run workshops that teach students, staff and community members how to turn single use plastic shopping bags into permanent reusable bags. Roots and Shoots is about pursuing projects we are passionate about.
Adviser: Brad Elder
President: Lizabeth Reimers
SERTOMA was founded to encourage and foster the idea of community service, and to promote teamwork and leadership while providing opportunities for creating friendship within the organization, on campus, and in the community.
Adviser: Becky Hunke
Setoma Liaison: Eunice McArdle
President: Mollie Carpenter