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Hendrix Students Imagine No Malaria

CONWAY, Ark. (February 25, 2013) - The Hendrix College Imagine No Malaria student team will hang mosquito nets and "awareness" cards in The Burrow on Wednesday, April 3, as part of Poverty and Global Health Day during the Volunteer Action Committee (VAC)'s's Health Awareness Week.

United Methodist Youth Fellowship Scholars at Hendrix will also sit in the Student Life and Technology Sun Porch during lunch hours on April 2-3 to sell INM bracelets and to encourage students to text MALARIA to 27722 to give $10 to eradicate malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

On World Malaria Day, April 25, Hendrix will host Netropolis, where students will sleep outside under mosquito nets in solidarity with those directly affected by malaria. It will begin at 9 p.m. and end at 9 a.m.

The Imagine No Malaria events at Hendrix are organized by seniors Lauren DeLano and Karyn Kuan.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit