(Posted March 20, 2001)

As part of an effort to make the public more aware of sexual assault, rape and other types of violence, Juniata College will stage "One Night," an interactive play about acquaintance rape, at 8:15 p.m., March 28 in Baker Dining Hall in Ellis College Center. The play is part of a series of events scheduled for the college's "Take Back the Night" activities.

The play is free and open to the public.

"It's an important event because it's something that is not often talked about on campus and gives the students a chance to voice their concerns," says Leslie Slingsby, a senior for Perkasie, Pa studying social work and chair for "Take back the Night" events. "I think it's an issue that affects many students on Juniata's campus."

"One Night" features four actors acting out a story about a rape that occurs during an informal party among friends. At certain points in the plot, the play and actors will pause as the audience asks questions.

For more information about "Take Back the Night," please call (814) 641-5925. The event is sponsored by the take back the night committee.

In addition, on March 28, 25 percent of Juniata's female students and one out every eight male students will wear yellow T-shirts printed with the message, "No Means No." The number of students wearing yellow shirts signifies a national statistic that says one in four female students and one out of every eight will be sexually assaulted during a four-year college career.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.