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“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.”


Today’s Schedule

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 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.