Barefoot collegians


Sugar Grove resident Amy Manion (left) was among Aurora University faculty and students who walked barefoot on campus in the first “A Day without Shoes” on April 10. Manion is an information services librarian. Katy Meier (right) of Aurora is a junior nursing major and library assistant. Students and faculty collected 1,485 pairs shoes in the inaugural event to benefit students at Bardwell and Brady elementary schools in Aurora, Hesed House homeless shelter in Aurora, Soles4Souls, and Crossover Running. Kris Johnson, Wackerlin Center fellow and event coordinator, said goals of the effort were to increase awareness of global poverty through experiential activities and to encourage donations of shoes. Courtesy Photo