“United We Stand, Underfunded We Fail,” is the theme for rallies today at Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities across the Commonwealth.
Organized by the local chapters of APSCUF, the organization representing the 6,000 faculty members and coaches at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities, the events are being staged as part of an effort to prevent Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed 54 percent cut to the universities. “The loss of state funds contained in Governor Corbett’s budget would have a crushing impact on thousands of Pennsylvania’s working class families,” State APSCUF President Steve Hicks said.
“We stand united with our students, and I encourage everyone to visit, call, or write the members of the General Assembly,” Hicks added. “For the past decade our universities have kept tuition extremely affordable largely by cutting back to the essentials. There just isn’t room to cut more.”
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS RALLY CONTACT
BLOOMSBURG ERIC HAWRELAK (570-389-4894)
Information Tables, Kehr Union Multipurpose Room, 10:30-2
CALIFORNIA RICK CUMINGS (724-938-4460)
Natali Student Union, 12 Noon
CHEYNEY VANESSA BRANTLEY (610-399-2559)
Duckery Social Science Building, 9:00 (Information Table)
CLARION ANDY LINGWALL (814-393-1882)
Gemmell Student Center (outside) 12 noon
EAST STROUDSBURG NANCY VAN ARSDALE (570-422-3622)
Stroud Hall, 2:00 pm
EDINBORO MELISSA GIBSON-HANCOX (814-732-1592)
Front of Baron-Forness Library, 12 noon
INDIANA DAVID CHAMBERS (724-357-2776)
Oak Grove – front of Library, 12 noon
KUTZTOWN KEVIN MAHONEY (610-683-4337)
EVENT WAS HELD ON 3/17; Visit http://kuxchange.wordpress.com for rally information.
LOCK HAVEN MARK CLOUD (570-484-2221)
Price Auditorium Plaza, 12:30 p.m.
MANSFIELD LEE WRIGHT (570-662-4787)
South Hall Student Mall, 11:45 a.m.
MILLERSVILLE DAN KEEFER (717-871-2182)
Student Memorial Center, Multipurpose Room, 4 p.m.
SHIPPENSBURG DEBORAH F. JACOBS & JERRY CARBO
Front of Lehman Library, 11:30 a.m. (717-477-1276) (717-477-1428)
SLIPPERY ROCK JACE CONDRAVY (724-738-2623)
Old Main, 12:30 pm
WEST CHESTER CLIFF JOHNSTON (610-738-0432)
Front, Ehringer Gym & Hollinger Annex, 1:15 p.m.