October 13, 2010

The Nation’s Third Oldest College Newspaper

Volume 81, Issue 2

New Club Emulates NU's Mission

Dr. Mark Gallo, faculty advisor for Circle K

Dr. Mark Gallo, faculty advisor for Circle K

Circle K, a new club on campus, is looking for students who want to be part of something big.  Circle K is the largest international service organization for college students with ranks of more than 12,000 students and spanning 17 countries.  
Circle K is a service organization that is part of Kiwanis International, says biology professor Dr. Mark Gallo, faculty advisor and liaison to the Lewiston Kiwanis Club.  The Lewiston Kiwanis Club was a major proponent for initiating Circle K at Niagara University.  I think it is an ideal fit at NU, and it aligns with the mission of the university, says Gallo.  
 Circle K fits well on campus because Niagara already serves the community, says Gallo.  It brings NU to the spotlight of these large organizations. It showcases our abilities.
Circle K will provide students with additional outlets for service opportunities as well as making new resources and tools available to NU.  Circle K enables students to become a part of a really big project.  
Gallo explained that, currently, Circle K's largest endeavor is a project called the Six Cents Initiative.   The goal of this initiative is to provide fresh water to 2 billion children worldwide.   
Since the NU community is heavily dedicated to service, Gallo says he has been moved by the spirit and generosity of individuals on this campus, and particularly the undying devotion of Fran Boltz, coordinator of NUCAP.  
Circle K meetings will be held every other Wednesday in DePaul Hall, Room 126, from 6-7 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Oct. 20.  
Contact Dr. Gallo at mgallo@niagara.edu with any questions.

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