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College Recognizes World AIDS Day

Penn State Berks is recognizing World AIDS Day though a variety of events and activities, with the goal of educating students about the disease.

There will be a table display in the Perkins Student Center outside Tully's, the campus cafeteria, and in the Thun Library for students to make red key chains and red zipper pulls on Monday, November 30, and Tuesday, December 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Red ribbons will also be available.

Donations will be collected for the items, and tee-shirts will be sold for $5. Proceeds will benefit the Children and Youth Empowerment Centre (CYEC) in Nyeri, Kenya for HIV/AIDS education and supplies. Penn State Berks has a partnership with the CYEC, which houses former street-dwelling children.

"Get Some," a monthly TV show on health with an emphasis on human sexuality, will feature guests Georgia Kurtz, Prevention Services Manager for Co-County Wellness Services who will address communicable disease health issues and HIV/AIDS; and Penn State student Jumah Taweh, who will share the activities planned for World AIDS Day. Alice Holland, Nurse Practitioner will host the show with Penn State student Iman McDonnough as co-host on November 30 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. The show can be viewed on WPSB-TV or downloaded on iTunes.

Rainbow Alliance will be holding a discussion about AIDS titled "What Does AIDS Mean to You" on December 1 at 8:30 p.m. in the Ivy Residence Hall, and a banner with HIV/AIDS facts and statistics will be on display in the Perkins Student Center lobby.

The following groups have collaborated and organized events for World AIDS Day: Health and Wellness Committee, Health Services, WPSB-TV club, Rainbow Alliance, Sisterhood of Professional Ladies, and the Mission.

For more information, contact Alice Holland at arh16@psu.edu.
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