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March 13, 2014


The Daily Brief


Photo: Ben Hasty, Reading Eagle


Dan Savage, founder of the anti-bullying YouTube campaign "It Gets Better Project," which provides hope for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people facing harassment, presented "Savage Love Live" on Tuesday evening in Schaeffer Auditorium.  

Read the Reading Eagle's story on Savage's visit here



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10 a.m.-2 p.m. Spring Wellness Expo, MSU
11 a.m.                 Choosing a Major, Rohrbach 28
11 a.m.                 Philosophy Club Meeting, "Plato's Rebellion Against the Aristocracy," MSU 323
11 a.m.                 Professional Writing Program Alumni Panel, AF 101
11 a.m.                 Successful Interviewing, MSU 250
4:30 p.m.            Smoking Cessation, OM 158
5 p.m.                   Smart Start Salary Negotiation Workshop, South Dining Hall
7:30 p.m.            Orchestra Concerto Concert, Schaeffer Auditorium


The Office of Admissions would like to thank the campus community for assisting in making Accepted Student Day a success.  We appreciate everyone's participation at the event and in the preparations of the event.  We hosted 328 students plus their family members for a total of 845 people.  This is about 20 more students than we had at the first event last year. You can see great photos and comments on Twitter!!  We look forward to the next two Accepted Student Days on Saturdays, March 29 and April 12.   Thank you again for your support and participation!

Nancy D. Wunderly, Director of Admissions



Today, March 13, at 11 a.m., the Professional Writing Program will be hosting its Alumni Panel in Academic Forum Room 101. Four graduates of the program will be speaking about their writing careers and answering questions from students. The event is open to the public and biographies of the panelists can be found on the Professional Writing Announcement Blog (



The sidewalk between Old Main and Rothermel Hall will be closed from Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21.   Please use alternate routes to go from one side of the Campus to the other. The closure is necessary due to construction excavation activity crossing the sidewalk."

Steven L. Wilson, Project Manager, Facilities Project Services



SALUTE:  A Message from Veterans Services in Honor of Women's History Month


After spending years fighting for our freedom, Xiomara Sosa decided that wasn't enough. This veteran is currently working as a mental and physical health counselor for her practice, XAS Consulting, LLC.  After high school, Sosa attended community college and worked full time. However, because of the struggle juggling class and work, Sosa decided to join the Air Force. That decision was short lived though because she switched to the Army after finding out they support students financially when it came to higher education.  Coming from a long line of veterans in her family, Sosa knew she was bound to join the military and become a leader. Such leadership qualities led her to start the "You Are Strong!" organization, which is a non-profit group that speaks for veterans, their families, and fights the negativity associated with mental and physical health issues.  As if this wasn't enough to give back to the veteran community, Sosa is getting certified to help veterans recoup from addiction and substance abuse when they return home from duty.  This veteran has set a prime example of what it means to give back to your country in more ways than one.


Source: Puga, Kristina. "Latina Leader: A veteran creates a mental health non-profit for fellow veterans." NBC Latino. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Mar. 2014. <>. and

Sarah Griffiths, Communication Studies 2015, KU Veterans Services



Friday, March 14 - Women's Lacrosse vs. Philadelphia University - 4 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats