Earth Day of Service

Alvernia University students, faculty and staff will spend a day of service learning more about Antietam Lake and the Gravity Railroad. Projects will take place at the Pagoda, Antietam Lake and surrounding areas, cleaning up trails and spending a day caring for creation.

Sign-ups for the Day of Service will take place starting in March. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Start Date: 4/21/2012 10:00 am
End Date: 4/21/2012 3:00 pm
Location: Service Sites at the Pagoda, Antietam Lake and Park
Sponsor: The Holleran Center for Community Engagement
Contact: Please contact Jessica Umbenhauer at 610-790-1923 or jessica.umbenhauer@alvernia.edu for more information about the University-wide Days of Service.
  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.

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