What are PACS students up to?

Madalyn Miller '19 completed a summer 2018 internship with the Baker Institute that focused on marketing, social media, and web development. 

Liliane Pari Umuhoza ‘19 is the recipient of funding from the Baker Institute during the summer of 2016 to travel back to her home country of Rwanda to complete an internship with The Survivor’s Fund (SURF), a collaborative effort that helps women survivors of the Rwandan Genocide through trauma healing efforts. View a video Liliane made about the annual survivors retreat that was born of this internship. (video forthcoming)

What are PACS students up to?

Madalyn Miller '19 completed a summer 2018 internship with the Baker Institute that focused on marketing, social media, and web development. 

Liliane Pari Umuhoza ‘19 is the recipient of funding from the Baker Institute during the summer of 2016 to travel back to her home country of Rwanda to complete an internship with The Survivor’s Fund (SURF), a collaborative effort that helps women survivors of the Rwandan Genocide through trauma healing efforts. View a video Liliane made about the annual survivors retreat that was born of this internship. (video forthcoming)

What is PAX-O?

PAX-O \PAKS-oh\ noun: 1. a group that will change the world; 2. Juniata’s student peace organization.

2018 – 2019 Officers

President: Madalyn Miller '19

Vice President: Perry Willig '21

Treasurer: Rebecca Baron '19

Secretary: Audrey Kulberg '21

PAX-O invites any students interested in social justice, activism, and peacebuilding to join us in our efforts. We meet weekly (time/day TBA) in the PACS Resource Room, first floor Oller Center, and all are welcome.

Join the PAX-O Facebook group for regular updates and event information.

Upcoming PAX-O Events

Stay tuned for fall 2018 events, including Peace Week/International Day of Peace Sept. 21!

Recent PAX-O Projects

FEAST

An acronym for Food-Expression-Art-Storytelling-Thought, FEAST is a semiannual meal in which club members and students break bread with members of the Juniata and Huntingdon communities. 

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE

On International Day of Peace (September 21), Juniata students line pathways with pinwheels decorated with their visions of peace. Later that night, students walk to the Peace Chapel, reflecting on the world and current issues, as well as how a culture of peace can be created.

NIGHT OF A THOUSAND DINNERS

For this much-beloved annual event, students and professors come together for a great cause and a great meal! Students donate money to Kiva Microfunds and in return enjoyed home-cooked meals in the homes of their favorite professors. 

EMPTY BOWLS

Every year, money is raised and donated to a local soup kitchen through the Empty Bowls event.  Pottery students create ceramic bowls, and local restaurants donate gallons of soup and bread, which together attract many students and community members. PAX-O takes on the task of providing the soup.

IN ADDITION TO THESE PROJECTS AND EVENTS…

PAX-O also collaborates with other RSOs and organizations on campus, including multi-faith groups. Together, we are able to coordinate larger events, such as Genocide Awareness & Action Week.

PAX-O is a flexible group, able to organize events on short notice in response to current issues. For example, PAX-O co-hosted, with Men's Group, an informative spring 2018 panel addressing rape culture on college campuses in the context of the #MeToo movement. PAX-O also frequently provides logistical support for Baker Institute events. Contact President Madalyn Miller if you want to collaborate on a campus event or fundraiser, or learn more about PAX-O.


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