Campus-Community Clean-UP set for April 16

April 05, 2005

University Park, Pa. -- The culminating event of the Penn State "We Are" campaign's Awareness Month will be the Campus-Community Clean-UP on April 16. The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is hoping to recruit as many organizations and individuals as possible to dedicate an hour of their time to clean up downtown State College and the University Park campus during the April 16 event. Students who volunteer to help will be served breakfast and given a "Posters in Action" t-shirt. For more information about the Clean-UP, visit

The Clean-UP event also will feature an awards ceremony to honor individuals selected as exemplifying the positive messages presented in a wave of "We Are" posters last year. Students are encouraged to nominate individuals based on the following:

Be Bold: Do you know anyone that speaks up for others? Stands by their beliefs and intervenes when necessary

Be Genuine: Do you know anyone who truly means what they say? They show compassion, and always finish what they start?

Be Informed: Do you know someone is always aware of their surroundings? This person always knows what is going on around them, and is educated on all the issues.

Be Inspired: Do you know anyone who does a great deal of volunteering in their community? This person helps a broad spectrum of people in need. This person does not accept limitations and makes a real impact in their neighborhood.

Be Open-Minded: Do you know someone who gives everyone a chance? This person respects others' opinions. This individual seeks out the similarities in people and celebrates differences.

Visit for more information and to nominate someone by the April 8 deadline.

Also part of the month-long awareness focus is a speaker series. Featured on Wednesday, April 6 is Chris Uhl, professor of biology, and former Undergraduate Student Government President Ian Rosenberger. Uhl's presentation will be held at noon at the Downtown Theatre Center in a partnership with Research Unplugged, and Rosenberger's talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center's Worship Hall.

For more information about the Awareness Month, visit

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