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Recruitment for this fall is at an all-time high for sororities at the University of Kansas. Associate Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Center, Greek Life and Leadership Programs, Amy Long said over the last three years, registration and participation from students has been increasing by at least 100 students a year. In 2012, 805 women started the recruitment process and in 2013, 932 women did as well. Elizabeth Erker, a senior from Omaha, Neb. and president of Chi Omega, said her chapter was pleased with the large number of participants.“We were really excited that so many possible new members were able to have such a positive experience,” Erker said.According to Long, 1,038 women registered for sorority recruitment this fall and 1,000 officially participated. “Te Panhellenic Association and Panhellenic chapters have taken a very proactive marketing approach in the last two years to increase interest,” Long said.Te Panhellenic Association has increased its social media presence with its use of witter, Instagram, Facebook and Youube. “Each chapter posted a Youube video about their chapter for women who were interested,” Long said.In addition to social media, the Panhellenic Association used guidebooks and events to better inform both interested and skeptical women on the experiences involved with sorority recruitment. As a senior, Erker said her initial motive for rushing at the beginning of her college experience was the sense of family.“I felt as though it was an opportunity to shrink the larger college community that is KU and to find a smaller community that I could be a part of,” Erker said. “Sort of a smaller home away from home.”Long also said she thinks women seek out sororities for a sense of community.“I believe that women are finding value in the
experience. It’s great to see that this experience is still relevant and seen as something important to a woman’s college years,”
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Graduate student Rachel Schwaller speaks to those assembled for the demonstration in front of Wescoe Hall. The group gathered on Monday to protest the death of teenager Michael Brown, who was killed in Ferguson, Mo.
Assistant theatre professor Darren Kanady speaks to demonstrators in front of Wescoe Hall on Monday.
KU community organizes demonstration for Ferguson, Michael Brown 
Interim Senate vice president to be elected Wednesday
Following a decision by the University Judicial Board Appeals Panel made on Friday which removed Senate leadership from office, 2013-2014 Student Senate Vice President Emma Halling has taken the role of acting student body vice president. Senators will meet this Wednesday to elect an interim vice president. Halling said in a statement released Monday that Senate operations will continue as planned — meaning student groups will still be able to apply for and receive funding.The senators voting on Wednesday will be those who served last year and are still eligible for their seats. Senators who aren’t eligible include those who were on-campus senators and now live off campus, those who have graduated, and anyone who was representing a specific school and no longer belong to that school. The entire  Jayhawkers coalition is also not eli-gible to vote, according to Halling. Halling cited Student Senate Rules and Regulations when explaining why the Jayhawk-ers couldn’t vote in the Wednesday meeting. The rule states that:“Any student found guilty of an egregious offense by the Elections Commission shall be prohibited from participation in elected or appointed positions within Student Senate for twelve calendar months.”At Wednesday’s full Senate they will also vote to approve the executive staff. The Elections Commission will also meet Tuesday to set the rules for the upcoming re-election.
—Miranda Davis 
Sorority recruitment breaks record 
Members of the University’s Kappa Alpha Theta sorority chapter run down to a bus on Mississippi Street on Friday, August 22.
A small group of KU students, staff and faculty gathered for a demonstration called “Hands Up, Walk Out” on Wescoe Beach yesterday in honor of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9.Te demonstration was part of a national movement organized by Hands Up United, a group that was formed in response to the Ferguson protests. Te group has posted a list of demands on its website (www.handsupunited.org) including more accountability for officers’ actions, release of those arrested during protests and transparency in police and justice departments across the country.Megan Kaminski, an assistant professor in the department of English, created the event Aug. 24, when she discovered the University did not have a Hands Up United protest scheduled. As the demonstration went on, more and more members of the community joined. Tere were about 50 protesters by the end of protest. Tose participating put their hands up, demonstrating the nonviolent pose that witnesses have said Brown held when Officer Darren Wilson shot him. Police have said Brown attacked Wilson.“I had some friends in other parts of the country who talked about going to events like this and I looked to see if there was an event like this happening at KU and I saw there wasn’t one,Kaminski said. Kaminski added that she felt she needed to do something as an educator.“Knowing that I was going into that and knowing that today should have been Mike Brown’s first day at class, it made me feel like something needed to be done,” Kaminski said. “We needed to get together and create an environment where people can come out and talk and share their frustrations.”Attendees included both faculty and students who stood in solidarity with Michael Brown. Katherine Gwynn, a senior from Olathe, said events like “Hands Up, Walk Out” are important because she believes Americans live in a systemically racist society, and these events help point out issues that she thinks need to be changed.“It’s just trying to raise the  voices of people of color, especially black people concerning what’s been happening around Ferguson,” Gwynn said. “It’s raising a conversation that’s necessary and isn’t talked about enough, and unless we continue talking about, the conversation around it will die out and no change will be made.”As part of Monday’s event, attendees were invited to stand up and speak about what happened and what they believed. Kaminski said she believes the issues raised by Brown’s death are relevant to students.“I think sometimes in a university community, we can
One o the most popular ac-tivities on a college student’s bucket list is to study abroad at some point during their college career. It seems easy enough in theory, but too many students miss out on studying abroad because they didn’t spend enough time planning beorehand.“It’s good or students to come to the Study Abroad Ino Center during their reshman year, even i they aren’t planning on studying abroad until their junior or senior year, because the center can help figure out a good time period that would best fit in with different majors,” said Jackie Langdon, a senior rom Denver and a peer advisor at the Study Abroad Inorma-tion Center.Students planning on study-ing abroad should research their trip at least a year beore leaving. Te Office o Study Abroad can show students program options or nearly every major. “I ound my program through one o my proessors at the business school,” said Keertana Chary, a senior rom Wichita. “Afer he told me about it, a peer advisor came and talked to my class about it and the Study Abroad Office was able to give me even more inormation.” Te application deadline or Spring 2015, Winter Break 2015 and Spring Break 2015 is Oct. 1.“I made a last minute decision to study abroad, and the application process took me the longest,” said Bailey Goldstein, a senior rom Overland Park. “Tere’s a lot that goes into it, and you can’t expect to be able to do it all a week beore the deadline.”One reason students might not study abroad is because they aren’t proactively plan-ning or talking to advisors. “Students will miss out on going because they are still deciding whether they wanted to go, and won’t come into the office until they know they or sure want to, but by that point it’s ofen too late,” Langdon said. “Tey need to come into the office as soon as they even start to consider those possibilities, because they have less options the longer they wait to start planning.”Afer students decide where they want to study, the next step is planning the trip. “Make sure to set your budget, and budget in different expenditures, including or emergencies,” Chary said.Students should meet with both a study abroad advisor and their academic advisor. Teir academic advisor will be able to help them find scholarships within their own college or department and to decide when will be the best time or them to study abroad.“A lot o students are araid that studying abroad won’t allow them to graduate on time,” Langdon said, “but studies have shown that students are twice as likely to graduate on time i they study abroad, and are also more likely to get into a grad school o their choice and find a job once they graduate.”Te Study Abroad Inorma-tion Center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
— Edited by Alex lamb 
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins met with the itle IX Roundtable Monday afer-noon to discuss the Campus Accountability and Saety Act, which addresses sexual assault on campuses. Te Campus Accountability and Saety Act ocuses on making universities and stu-dents accountable or sexual assault by increasing trans-parency, creating enorceable penalties and providing more support and resources to  victims.Te University is currently under investigation by the U.S. Department o Educa-tion’s Office o Civil Rights, along with 71 other univer-sities, as part o a look into how sexual assault complaints are handled on campuses. Currently, the University is in compliance with all ederal sexual assault laws. Jenkins said that meeting with the Roundtable gave her “ideas or improving and things to look into.” She said she hopes that the bill will be  voted on this all. Emma Halling, co-chair o the itle IX Roundtable and acting student body presi-dent, eels that the national attention is important or  victims o sexual assault. “We’re talking about it a lot more now; it’s something we’ve known about or a while, but now it’s entering student language,” Halling said. Te Roundtable has discussed providing more resources to victims, like adding more sexual assault nurse examiners and a campus advocate or student  victims. Halling said these additional resources are im-portant because they show solidarity. Angela Murphy, treasurer and development coordinator or the itle IX Roundtable, believes that a main obstacle or sexual assault policies is talking about it. “Tis conversation is a conversation that just doesn’t happen and as ar as I can tell … it doesn’t happen early enough,” Murphy said. Erin Barcomb-Peterson, director o news and media relations, said that the Uni- versity is very proactive in taking steps to make students and respondents eel sae on campus. Halling agreed and said that the University is ahead o the curve in addressing sexual assault, but does think that making the University and students more accountable would improve how sexual assault is handled. “In terms o campus saety we’re not bad, but where bad things happen is off-cam-pus,” Halling said. “But the repercussions don’t stop off-campus.” Murphy added that there were issues to address off campus as well, like better lighting on Iowa Street. “In Lawrence, I know I can’t walk home by mysel at night,” Murphy said.
— Edited by Rob Pyatt 
 Lecture: Adrian Goldsworthy
 7:30 to 9 p.m.
 Spooner Hall, The Commons
 Learn about Caesar Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, from a leading historian and biographer.
 Graduate Student Night
 4 to 6 p.m.
 Spencer Museum of Art
 Graduate students from all departments are welcome to meet at this social event.
 Hawk Week: Find Your Identity
 Noon to 3 p.m.
 Spencer Museum of Art, fourth floor galleries
 Explore the museum and make a lanyard for your KU ID card.
 Hawk Week: Cash Carnival
 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 Kansas Union, Lobby
 The Student Money Manage-ment Services staff will provide a free credit report.
Guest lecture: Jonathan Katz
 7:30 p.m.
 Kansas Union, Alderson Auditorium
 Journalist and author of “The Big Truck That Went
 How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster” will talk about the implications of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
 Concert: Tunes at Night
 9 to 10:30 p.m.
 Lied Center Pavilion
 A free show to feature local Lawrence artists
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 KU Info Tables
 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 Anschutz Library
Visit the Learning Studio for coffee and donuts and learn about services such as research and writing assistance.
 Frosh Frenzy
 4 to 6:30 p.m.
 Courtyard between Eaton and Learned Halls
The School of Engineering invites freshmen to meet class-mates and compete in an Amazing Race-style competition. Food will be provided.
Jenkins, Title IX address sexual assaul 
Emma Halling, co-chair of the Title IX Roundtable and acting student body president; Angela Murphy, treasurer and development coordinator; and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins discuss the Campus Accountability and Safety Act on Monday.
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Phoenix Project turns abuse cases into art 
“I’ve had two abusers,” her story begins. “Te first abuser, I was still in school here in Lawrence, going to KU. I met him about a block away at a little bar right down there.” Te account continues with graphic descriptions of violence. “He hit me so hard that I went flying on the other side of the bed,” the woman goes on, listing the abuses committed by her boyfriend, Bear, during the course of their relationship.Tis narrative is one of the many nameless, but not faceless, biographies posted on the Willow Domestic Violence Center Blog that recounts relational and physical domestic abuse. Te number of survivor testimonies collected by staff at the Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence is growing in light of a new artistic and collaborative endeavor: Te Phoenix Project.Te project encourages artists to take the stories posted on the blog and to turn them into artistic work to be presented at a public engagement event next year. Te center is seeking both survivor stories and artists who are willing to create representational pieces of the stories. Chelsea Ren Morton, work program manager for the Willow, said the idea for the event is to encapsulate all art media: video, performance, slam poetry, music, oil painting, chalk painting, photography, poetry, short stories and cartooning. By using all forms of media, Morton said, the event can engage the public on all learning levels, with the main focus being on the transformation from the stories.Dailey asker, a volunteer advocate for the center since January, said the project is looking for any type of artist to contribute work. “Anything that can portray the stories in an interesting manner,” said asker, a junior from Wichita majoring in  visual arts and design. “It’s a collaboration, it doesn’t have to be classical art. Anything’s art.”Te project theme is “breaking the silence on relational violence,” emphasizing that it takes a community to address and heal the trauma of violence. Maddison Lynn, project facilitator for Phoenix, says the project is all about empowerment. “We really want to expand our base, reach a lot of people and get some open discussion about something that is so isolating and not really talked about in the community,” Lynn said.Te problem of domestic  violence is underreported, Lynn said. “It’s a problem in this community as well as communities all over. Just think about the amount of women the Willow serves on a yearly basis,” Lynn said.Te Willow has more than 1,600 crisis calls and houses approximately 300 women and children annually. Te center also offers support services and public education for those experiencing, or supporting someone who is experiencing, domestic violence. Lynn says the center is hoping to empower others to speak up about domestic  violence, seek the help they need and help survivors feel as if they are not alone in their situation. “As a women’s studies major, I studied a lot of social change that happened because somebody somewhere gathered a lot of stories in one place,” Morton said. “And it moved legislation. It moved communities to healing. It changed the face of the culture.”Morton’s motivation behind starting the archive is to not only show people what is happening, but also show the support and healing that can occur when everyone pulls together as a team. “I’m under the opinion that if you believe in something, you should act on it,” asker said. “I believe no one deserves to be afraid of their partner … no one deserves to feel bad or be put in a dangerous situation on a daily basis.”Morton said staff and  volunteers who had experienced domestic violence were generally enthusiastic about submitting their stories, especially with the idea that it could encourage others to seek help. “Or it could help people realize that this is a problem in our community and we can’t ignore it any longer,” Morton said. “Tis is why people need to support social services and to address these problems … that no one is necessarily talking about.” Over the next three months, the Phoenix team will be recruiting people to submit stories, artwork and narratives. Morton hopes this will produce a sizeable database for people to access. “Tose inspired by what they see in the database can contact the team and contribute a piece,” Morton said.
 — Edited by Rob Pyatt 
The annual cost of lost productivity due to domestic violence is estimated at $727.8 million with over 7.9 million paid workdays lost per year.
Black females experienced intimate partner violence at a rate 35 per-cent higher than that of white females, and about 22 times the rate of women of other races. Black males experienced intimate partner violence at a rate about 62 percent higher than that of white males and about 22 times the rate of men of other races.
Nearly 1 in 4 American women between the ages of 18 and 65 has experienced domestic violence.
Females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence.Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experi-enced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4 percent and 48.8 percent, respectively).From 1994 to 2010, about 4 in 5 victims of intimate partner violence were female.
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“I believe no one deserves to be afraid of their partner... no one deserves to feel bad or be put in a dangerous situation on a daily basis.”DAILEY TASKERVolunteer advocate

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