World AIDS Day Event to Benefit Community Efforts

Columbus State University students will showcase their talents in a World AIDS Day entertainment event for all ages at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 in the Fine Arts Hall auditorium.

The program will feature musical, dance and theatrical performances by campus organizations including the GENESIS Gospel Choir, Revelations Dance Ministry, African Students Organization, CSU Hispanic Association and students from the Department of Theatre.

Admission is $4 per person with proceeds going to the Columbus Health Departments District Clinical Services program, which provides free HIV/AIDS resources to the community. This donation will further fuel their endeavors as they continue to educate and care for our community, said Dr. Paula Walker, assistant professor of health science at CSU.

Walker, an organizer of the event, said World AIDS Day is an occasion to remember those who have perished from AIDS, and it celebrates the progress in prevention and treatment strategies. Here at CSU, World AIDS Day will serve as an opportunity to educate students, faculty, staff and the off-campus community on the severity of the AIDS pandemic, she said.

The event is sponsored by the CSU chapter of the Eta Sigma Gamma professional health education honor society.

For more information, call 706-568-2283 or write to Dr. Paula Walker at walker_paula@ColumbusState.edu or Leonard Moore at moore_leonard@ColumbusState.edu.