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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release


Northwest students paint a Maryville home during the spring BRUSH event. Launched in 2004, BRUSH gives Northwest students opportunities to work on landscaping, painting and other improvement projects.

Sept. 9, 2010

Volunteers needed for BRUSH event Sunday, Sept. 26

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest students will partner with local organizations this fall as they help beautify the city of Maryville.

Northwest's fall BRUSH project will be 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Participants should meet at the Memorial Bell Tower on the Northwest campus.

The date of the BRUSH event was changed to encourage participation in the Jennifer Shaw Memorial Asthma 5k run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 25. That event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion.

BRUSH will be enhanced this year by students' partnership with Pride of Maryville, a program that encourages residents to be more directly involved with keeping the city cleaner and safer.

Additionally, BRUSH is partnering with Maryville Parks and Recreation to beautify the Robertson-Crist Nature Park trail, located east of campus at 519 Prather Avenue. Volunteers will work on landscaping, tree branch removal, trimming and covering the trail with wood chips.

Volunteers also will participate in two painting projects on and off campus.

BRUSH, or Beautifying Residences Using Student Help, was launched in 2004 and gives Northwest students opportunities to work on landscaping, painting and other home improvement projects.

For more information, contact Amy Nally, Northwest's director of volunteer, service learning and civic engagement, at 660.562.1954 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468