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NEWS CELEBRATION, SERVICE AND SUPPORT: JU CELEBRATES 84TH BIRTHDAY WITH FOURTH ANNUAL CHARTER WEEK More than 1,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents served the Arlington community through volunteer work. NEWS 25 cities around the world honored JU with a toast as part of Global Toast. The now traditional week-long birthday celebration continued to grow with the energetic and diverse 2018 festivities. This year's celebration featured volunteer work throughout the entire Arlington community, a record- breaking Big Green Give fundraising campaign, the second annual Porter Music & Arts Festival, Global Toast, a TEDx Salon titled "Labor Pains: Rising to Meet Challenges of the New Economy," and finally the first "JU Arbor Day" honoring Jacksonville University's picturesque campus. $602,562 1,600+ total amount of contributions made during record-breaking Big Green Give. participants gave back to the University during Big Green Give.