Desiring to “give a face” to the farming industry, the Block
and Bridle club at Penn
State held a meat-out on
world vegetarian day. The students are
particularly interested in promoting beef, and handed out hamburger erasers and
Louisiana State University’s Black Student Union, African-American Culture Center, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity are holding an all-week “Know AIDS” event to educate their campus community on the dangers and transmission of the disease. Events include a women’s appreciation event, a demonstration on the effect of AIDS on communities, an AIDS walk, and visiting speakers from other area schools.
Last week Vanderbilt University’s student organization IMAGE held their annual education week on campus. IMAGE is a group dedicated to promoting awareness and educating students on body image issues. For IMAGE Week the group hosted speakers and presentations, including a panel discussion called “Surviving Eating Disorders,” and a lecture on healthy eating called “Food 101.” The organization encouraged all students to attend, particularly male students as growing numbers of eating disorders arise in men.
The Society for Design Administration is holding the national program “Canstruction,” a competition where students use canned foods as building blocks for art. Registered teams receive 200 cans but must supply another additional 200 cans to work with—with all the cans going to the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
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The Jewish Student Union and Hillel at UC Davis staged a Jewish Culture Week in which students held a mock marriage and a Shabbat ceremony to raise awareness of Jewish culture. Last year, the groups held a bar mitzvah and a Shabbat ceremony.
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Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that pairs students with mentally challenged adults. At Baylor University, the student group is too small to keep up with the demand for volunteers. Last semester the level of student interest was so low that the organization was inactive, but now the group is back in action and looking for volunteers.
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The Alumni Scholars Club held UCLA’s first ever “Locks of Love” donation event, at which campus community members receive free haircuts in exchange for donating their hair to produce wigs for disadvantaged children with long-term hair loss. Over 210 students, faculty, and alumni turned out and donated 2,210 inches of hair – enough to make 44 wigs.
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Students across the country observed Yom HaShoa, a month of the Hebrew calendar that coincides with the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943. With lit candles and yellow Stars of David, students read out loud names of victims to “give them their identities, which were taken from them during the Holocaust.”
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A group of 100 students from over 20 universities participated in Louisiana Winter, a student project aimed at persuading Congress to pass legislation based on the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project. Students are advocating for legislation that would employ 100,000 homeless Louisianans and, ultimately, help rebuild the area. Students are also educating their professors and peers about the work that has been done in the Gulf Coast, and the work that still remains.
Students at Northwestern University held a Dance Marathon Top Chef Competition to benefit the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Competing students were given $25 and 45 minutes to prepare dishes for the judges, all of which were required to include honey as a chief ingredient. The event was attended by 150 students and raised $1,100.
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