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CSU hosts men's awareness week

The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life, the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), the Clayton State Campus Events Council, and the African American Male Initiative (AAMI) are sponsoring the university's first Men's Awareness Week, Oct. 12-14.

It will take place at CSU's main campus, in Morrow, according to a media advisory from John Shiffert, director of university relations for CSU.

Lakiesa Cantey Rawlinson, assistant director of Campus Life, said the event is open to all students and will focus on faculty and staff mentoring, health issues that affect males, and building a sense of brotherhood among students.

Activities during the week include:

• Saving Lives ... Salvaging Dreams Luncheon.

Tuesday, Oct. 12.

11:30 a.m., to 1 p.m.

Student Activity Center Ballroom C.

This event is aimed at individuals interested in attending as a mentee, or serving as a mentor.

• "It Can Happen To You!"

Wednesday, Oct. 13.

6 p.m., to 8 p.m.

Student Activity Center Ballroom C.

According to a news release, the number of college students affected by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has increased at an alarming rate over the past eight years. This event will present a powerful, first-hand experience from David Robertson, who contracted the disease while on his college campus.

• Men's Health Fair.

Thursday, Oct. 14.

10 a.m., to 2 p.m.

James M. Baker University Center on Main Street.

The event is free and open to the public.

Fall Brawl: 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

Thursday, Oct. 14.

5 p.m., to 9 p.m.

Student Activity Center Gym.

For more information about men's awareness week activities, contact Lakiesa Cantey Rawlinson via e-mail at lcanteyrawlinson@clayton.edu, or call (678) 466-5433. Clayton State University is located at 2000 Clayton State Boulevard, in Morrow.