Photos: Pitching In, Having Fun

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Tulane President Scott Cowen has a blast on the Music Express ride at City Park on Aug. 27. He is among the faculty and staff volunteers who were getting “warmed up” for their work on Wave of Green service day. (Photo by Sharon Courtney)

Carefully measuring, a team of Tulane employees works on a Habitat for Humanity house on Frenchmen Street during the service day, in honor of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (Photo by John Haffner)

Athletics director Rick Dickson gets down at floor level for his painting chore at City Park. The Tulane team of volunteers spread out across the park to do various renovation and landscaping jobs. (Photo by Sally Asher)

Taking his turn with the landscaping crew of Wave of Green workers, provost Michael Bernstein helps spread out mulch. (Photo by Sally Asher)

Meanwhile, the lily pond also gets attention during the service day in City Park"s lush gardens. (Photo by Sally Asher)

At a gathering of Tulane students for the annual Outreach Tulane service day on Aug. 28, Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, praises students for their dedication to volunteerism. (Photo by Sally Asher)