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Pennsylvania Campus Compact, a program of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities, conducts a mini-grant program designed to involve students from different campuses to work together to aid their communities. Several area schools, including the University, received the grant to fund and develop an expansion of the Delaware Valley Students Together In Community Service. DV-STICS is a student-run program that organizes students from the various schools to increase information about area concerns and to share resources and ideas. The grant will be used by DV-STICS to hire three students interns, one a University member, who will organize the National Student Campaign to Stop Hunger and Homelessness, a conference which will be held at the University in October. The interns will also plan future projects of DV-STICS. Director of Student Community Involvement Todd Waller said that the goal of DV-STICS is "to break down the self-absorbed apathy of students" and to encourage more participation in volunteer programs in the Delaware Valley. -- Margaret Kane

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