• Created Date
  • 1998-09-10
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  • Springfield College
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  • This photograph shows four Springfield College students wearing maroon Humanics In Action Day t-shirts and collecting trash during the 1988 Humanics In Action Day. On September 10, 1998, students, staff, faculty, and administration joined with the Springfield community to work on a variety of service projects for the Springfield College’s first Humanics In Action Day. The seven projects undertaken covered a wide swath of areas, including readi... more
    This photograph shows four Springfield College students wearing maroon Humanics In Action Day t-shirts and collecting trash during the 1988 Humanics In Action Day. On September 10, 1998, students, staff, faculty, and administration joined with the Springfield community to work on a variety of service projects for the Springfield College’s first Humanics In Action Day. The seven projects undertaken covered a wide swath of areas, including reading to children, designing local community projects, painting murals, cleaning playgrounds, building picnic tables, and volunteering at local clinics. The day ended with a barbecue. The opening celebration included an official welcome from Gretchen Brockmeyer and a speech by Peter J. Polito, the Distinguished Professor of Humanics for 1998-1999. The Keynote Address, titled “Reverence for Life: Ethical Imperative,” was presented by Dr. Harold E. Robles, the president and founder of the Albert Schweitzer Institute for Humanics. Humanics in Action Day is the modern version of early Springfield College student outreach traditions. It was co-developed by the student leaders of the New Student Orientation Executive Board, Peter J. Polito, Dale Allen, Michael Liberty, and Gretchen Brockmeyer. less
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