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Volunteer fair concludes Drake series on immigration, homelessness and housing

February 10, 2010
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Drake University will host a volunteer fair featuring 15 local agencies that help immigrants, refugees and individuals dealing with housing issues, on Tuesday, March 2.

The fair, which is open to the public, will be held from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.

It will conclude the "Where You Belong" presentation series on immigration, homelessness and housing sponsored by Drake's choral department.


The presentation series is a prelude to the "Where You Belong" concert, which will feature the Drake Choir, Chamber Choir and Drake University/Community Choir.

The concert, which will be held will be on Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave., is designed to help singers and listeners connect to key societal issues through music and to elicit a spirit of service in the community.


"Choral music is an especially important vehicle for helping people to understand that they are part of something much larger than themselves," said Aimee Beckmann-Collier, Drake director of choral studies.