"FACEing the Domestic Epidemic" is the theme of HIV/AIDS Awareness Week at Gettysburg College.
The week's goal "is to put a physical face to the epidemic faced in the U.S.," said one of the student organizers, David W. Neagley, Class of 2009, who is an Eisenhower Institute for Public Policy Fellow.
Numerous talks and other free, public events are planned, including:
A pictorial display, "Focus on Living," is planned throughout the week in the College Union Building lobby, sponsored by the campus Health Center.
Throughout December, members of the college community can schedule a free HIV test by contacting the Health Center at 6970.
Additional sponsors of the week's events include the Gettysburg College departments or programs of biology, economics, globalization studies, international studies, and women's studies, Center for Public Service, Action Against HIV/AIDS, Allies, Alumni House, College Chaplain's office, CHEERS, College Democrats, College Republicans, Cycling Club, eRace, GLBT Speakers Symposium, Hillel, Planned Parenthood of Central Pennsylvania, Pre-Health Professions Club, and Women's Center.
Contact: Jim Hale, online content editor
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,700 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Posted: Mon, 1 Dec 2008
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