Salem State Communiversity

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give

-Winston Churchill

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It’s been a little over 3 years since Salem State, the home of the Vikings, crossed the finish line of academic status and became a university.  And with each passing day, the students and faculty of Salem State make sure that it is a title that no one will forget.

We’ve come a long way from the small state college we once were.  With the finished construction of our new Frederick E. Berry Library and the new Harold E. and Marilyn J. Gassett Fitness and Recreation Center, our campus is still strengthening and expanding with each passing semester.

As our university continues to grow, it’s important that we as Vikings never forget our roots.  The community of Salem is so much more than a location in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”.  It is a city full of life, history, and creativity.  It comes as no surprise that our campus would reflect that.  Like the reflection in a mirror, who we are as a university is exactly the same mirrored image that we are as a community.

On Saturday November 16, 2013 Salem State is continuing its celebration of being a growing university by giving back to the city that was there from the beginning: Salem.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteering students on campus will give back to many local organizations on and off campus.  These organizations include Lifebridge, Northeast Arc, My Brother’s Table, Plummer Home for Boys, Local Supermarkets, and even back at home at Central Campus.

It’s not just a day filled with volunteer work. Well, I suppose to some degree it is.  But, it’s so much more than that! It’s a day to show your school spirit, a day to come together as a university, and a day to give back to the community of Salem as well.

We’re not just Salem State University. We’re Salem State Communiversity.

For any fellow Vikings that are interested in volunteering, email service@salemstate.edu by November 11 to sign up!

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