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Student body president Matthew von Nida greets the students gathered in the McGrath-Phillips Arena Tuesday morning, Sept. 9, 2014, as they begin the annual New Student Service Day at DePaul University. Following a rally at the arena, students fanned out across the city, volunteering and assisting at various community organizations. <br />
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DePaul hosts three major annual service days: New Student Service Day, A Day with Vincent - A Faculty & Staff Service Day, and Vincentian Service Day. The goal of service days is to provide a Vincentian experience for all members of the DePaul community, engaging students, faculty and staff in a day of service, which serves to further establish long-term, mutually beneficial, and sustainable relationships with community partners working on a wide-range of impact issues across the Chicago metro region. (DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)