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River Trail Neighborhood Engagement Center Grand Opening

River Trail Neighborhood Engagement Center Grand Opening

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Jan 9, 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University students are invited to explore campus’ newest neighborhood engagement center at the River Trail Neighborhood Engagement Center Grand Opening on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at McDonel Hall.

“Neighborhood Engagement Centers help to build strong communities that can support students during their time at MSU and beyond,” said Jodi Hancock, director for the River Trail Neighborhood Engagement Center. “This includes cultural growth, promoting healthy activities, academic support, financial counseling and much more.”

The event will feature prizes, food, carnival-themed activities, including caricatures, prize drawings, palm and tarot card readings, a photo booth, henna tattoos, crafts and chair massages. Activities are sponsored by the River Trail Neighborhood Engagement Center, Residence Education and Housing Services, Culinary Services, the Residential Business Program and a number of MSU student organizations, including the Owen Graduate Association, the Shaw Hall Senate, Van Hoosen Hall Government and McDonel Hall Government.

In addition to activities, the grand opening will give students the opportunity to learn more about the many resources and services available at the new facilities. The new Engagement Center will offer a wide range of services aimed at supporting students academically, physically and socially. Resources include a health clinic, math tutoring space, a community kitchen, Writing Center rooms and other general support services.

For more information about Neighborhoods at MSU, visit www.neighborhoods.msu.edu.