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15) Breast Cancer Awareness

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On this day, Penn State was "Passionately Pink for the Cure!"

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. On Tuesday, October 23, campus faculty, staff and students dressed in pink and feasted on pink food to help raise awareness for breast cancer research. The campus bookstore hosted the event with a raffle and collected donations for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Educational handouts and brochures were available to those looking for additional information. Visitors to the bookstore were allowed to hang pink ribbons in honor of breast cancer survivors and to those that have lost their battle.

14) Alex's Lemonade Stand

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Penn State Day is a significant event that occurs every fall semester on every Penn State campus. The campuses open their doors to the community and invite everyone - family, friends, alumni - to join in the spirit of blue and white.

But there was some yellow on campus this Saturday, in recognition of Alex's Lemonade Stand. Alex's Lemonade Stand raises funds to help fight childhood cancers "one cup at a time." In exchange for lemonade, donations were collected and sent on to this outstanding organization.

The students in the Honors Program connected with honors programs in universities across the country to participate in a national Honors Day of Service. James Woodruff and Peter Spizzirri, chair and co-chair of the Honors Day of Service (pictured below, with James on the right), worked with other honors scholars to organize a sneaker drive. The students collected 178 pairs of old sneakers to send to Nike. Nike recycles the sneakers by shredding them and creating playground surfaces for inner-city children.

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In October, students at Penn State Delaware County joined with their peers on more than 3,000 campuses across the country to promote National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW). During NCAAW, PSUDE students had the opportunity to participate in an event designed to reinforce personal responsibility and respect for current state laws and school policies when it comes to the consumption of alcohol beverages. Dava Murray from the Office of Student Life designed a presentation in the "Quizzo" format filled with multiple-choice questions. Students were able to buzz in through wireless remotes with their responses during this fun and educational activity.

NCAAW has grown to become the largest single event in all of academia because students take the ownership in designing and implementing this observance for their campus communities. This week gives campuses the opportunity to showcase healthy lifestyles free from the abuse or illegal use of alcohol and to combat negative stereotypes of college drinking behavior.

To continue the campus conversation on global warming, James Sweitzer of Science Communications Consultants in Chicago came to campus on Thursday, September 27, 2007. He presented the "Al Gore PowerPoint" from the movie An Inconvenient Truth. This seminar was #2 in the speaker series supporting Penn State Delaware County's One Campus, One Book program.