Drake University Calendar

Paul Morrison Spruce Up Day

Paul Morrison, a beloved member of the Drake family, had a tradition of picking up trash in the Drake neighborhood. Every day, throughout his life, when Paul walked to and from campus and through his neighborhood, he would stop and pick up any piece of trash he saw. This was a part of his commitment to making Drake a better place for everyone. Paul is also known for his love of the Drake Relays and his commitment to always making it better for those who came after him.

The Student Alumni Association (SAA), the Drake National Alumni Scholars, and the Drake Neighborhood Association will host Paul Morrison Spruce-Up Day. This event combines Paul’s love for the Relays, and his tradition of picking up trash around campus and the neighborhood. This year, the Paul Morrison Spruce-Up Day will be Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10am - Noon. Meet in the Harkin Parking lot at 28th and University. At this event, neighbors and students will remember Paul’s Legacy and spruce up the neighborhood. Special guests may be present! A snack and all supplies will be provided.

Register here: Student Alumni Association: Paul Morrison Spruce-up Day Spring 2023

If you cannot join us in person, we encourage you to participate virtually by using #paulmorrisonday to share images on social media of how you are continuing his legacy.

Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tom and Ruth Harkin Center, Parking Lot
2800 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

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