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Students Raise Money for Science With Five Dollar Haircuts

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January 29, 2010
For Immediate Release

For more information: Kristopher Lange (801) 863-8793
University Marketing & Communications: Erin Spurgeon, (801) 863-6807
Written by: Erin Spurgeon, (801) 863-6807

For five dollars this Tuesday, you can get a haircut and further the cause of science education. The UVU Student Association, in collaboration with the most advanced stylists at the Paul Mitchell School, will be bringing five dollar haircuts and up-do’s to the Sorensen Student Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the proceeds of which will entirely benefit the UVU science building fund.

“When students get involved with this fundraiser, we are showing our support of the new science building,” said Kristopher Lange, event organizer and student senator for the College of Science & Health. “Every student dollar shows the Legislature how desperately we as students want this new building.”

This is the third time this year the Student Association has hosted a haircut-related fundraiser in support of the building. Lange said the impact of a new science building would be felt by nearly every student on campus, and ease the pains of many who currently struggle to get the class sections they need to graduate because of the limited space available.

“The science building would help students at UVU so much,” Lange said. “It would alleviate the current bottlenecks students experience, and provide lab space for more undergraduate research – two full labs’ worth. This will be a huge asset to students with desires for graduate and professional school, or students with majors like biotech that require lots of research experience.”

Although the organization only anticipates bringing in roughly $1,000 from the event, Lange insists the efforts are still important and worth every penny.

“Of course we won’t raise tons of money, we [as students] live off Top Ramen,” he said. “But we are trying.”

The Paul Mitchell haircut fundraiser is open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

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