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Business students give back to community

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

LAWRENCE — A day of giving back to the Lawrence community made a long-lasting memory for students at the University of Kansas School of Business.

The second annual Big Event was held Saturday, March 31. The School of Business teamed up with Just Food, a food bank in Douglas County which serves more than 8,000 residents each month through its four programs: food pantry, mobile food pantry, commodity distribution and partner organizations. Children and senior citizens account for more than 40 percent of those served.

The Big Event is an activity that glorifies volunteering. This service project is designed to connect students at KU to the greater Lawrence community by helping residents and organizations with projects.

Fifty students, faculty and staff participated in preparing Just Food's new location by sanitizing the building, nurturing the outside landscape, and unloading and restocking the food shelves.

Prior to the Big Event, the business school sponsored a food drive to raise donations for Just Food during February and March.

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Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
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One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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