This week's blog post comes from Better Together Committee Member Anne McGlamery, who joined me (Shea) for a springtime adventure around OU's campus in Athens, Ohio.
Once upon a time two bunnies left UCM to give out interfaith eggs to
the Ohio University community. Ok so it was actually Shea and I, but we
had on bunny ears so it counts. This past weekend is what most people
would call “Easter Weekend,” but it is highly unfair to give it that
title. This time of year represents many different celebrations from the
Jewish celebration of Passover to the Hindu Festival of Colors and so
many others. It was because of this great time of celebrations that
members of UCM decided to celebrate by giving out interfaith eggs with
candy and one of thirteen Golden Rule quotes.
As with any great
journey, we began at UCM and made our way down Court Street, which is a lot like our Main Street, where we
were able to give our eggs to so many different kinds of people from
students to professors to Athenians and even a parking patroller! This
just goes to show how many different kinds of people make up this
community and how those differences really bring us together as a
diverse community. It also goes to show how two woman can walk down the
road with bunny ears on and no one even bats and eyelash!
was through this that we ecided to also go around to the different
offices/departments to show our thanks for their support and to brighten
their days. We began with the Women and Gender Studies building and
then moved onto Baker Student Union where we gave eggs to possible
students who were touring. Probably the most exciting part was going to
the Art Gallery and being given BIG PINK BALLONS!!!!We were so excited
and carried them around with us for the rest of the day, and once we got
those we continued on. We visited such people as the Multicultural
center,The Post Office (where we waited in line to give an egg to the
Post Master), The Post (where we saw and gave an egg to Dean of Students Ryan Lombardi!),
the English and Classical Civilizations offices, the LGBT Center, and
The Woman’s Center. We visited these places to show some interfaith
love to our friends of UCM and also to show some support for a few of
the many offices on campus that supply support to OU students.
the end of our adventure we decided to make a special visit to 29 Park
Place to visit President McDavis and the First Lady at home. At OU the President of the university and his family live on campus, and we wanted to take advantage of this to share the interfaith love! We went up and
knocked on their door and were greeted my First Lady McDavis who
accepted two green eggs for herself and the president and thanked us. Ok
so let me insert here that yes it was kind of crazy to go knock on
their door and we kind of thought they may not answer, but they did!!!
We finished our journey back at UCM by giving out eggs to the people at
“home” who we also wanted to share the interfaith love and show our
thanks for all that they do to support us.