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Forum to examine
By Margaret Behm
A roundtable discussion tonight in
the Nebraska Union will focus on how
language can affect violence against
Holly Bahl, outreach coordinator
for the Women’s Center, said people
need to be educated about how words
can contribute to violence.
“I think it’s important for us to
have knowledge of the meaning and
effect of the words we use,” said Bahl,
a graduate student in counseling and
People don’t always know the
words they use can lead to violent sit
uations, Bahl said.
“Sometimes we don’t realize how
much power the words we say can
have,” she said. “Violence is a contin
uum, and language is a part of that.
Language is powerful.”
Mark Bartek is a member of
Prevent, a student organization that
works to curb violence against
Bartek said if people changed the
words they used, their actions would
“The way people talk shows the
way they think,” said Bartek, a senior
communication studies major. “If you
change the way people talk, it affects
the way people think, which affects
how they act.”
Language can also be used to
abuse others without physical vio
lence, Bahl said.
“People can use language as a tool
to abuse someone mentally,” Bahl
said. “So we’re going to look at how
people use language and don’t realize
One way language can be abusive
is when it’s used to label or hurt peo
ple, Bahl said. For example, there are
many words that degrade women.
“I think you could ask anyone, and
they would name at least 10 words that
are degrading to women,” Bahl said.
The discussion will start at 7:30
p.m. Faculty and Prevent members
will be present to answer questions
and engage students in discussion.
Bartek said he wants the discus
sion to motivate people to make posi
“Maybe it will make people real
ize some of the issues that are going on
in this campus and around the world,”
he said. “Hopefully, they’ll want to get
involved and make a difference.”
CEO to speak at Selleck
By Raymond Rinkol
If your life lacks the basic struc
ture that would otherwise help you to
realize your career goals, you may
want to listen to how one woman
worked through this problem.
Veretta Garrison, the CEO of
Garrison Brown Spencer Consulting
Services, an intercultural communi
cations and marketing firm in
Connecticut, will present “The Me
Corporation” in . the Selleck
Quadrangle Private Dining Room on
Friday at 11 a.m.
Garrison has been featured in
USA Today and has appeared on
Eyewitness News on NBC.
Clifford Moeller, a former busi
ness associate of Garrison’s and now
a senior communications major, rec
ognized the significance of
Garrison’s “The Me Corporation.”
He said he wanted to give back to the
community by exposing Garrison’s
profitable message to the students.
“The Me Corporation” promotes
an innovative way of viewing your
self- as a business - which will pro
vide a clear map to success, Garrison
said. ^ •
By viewing yourself as.a busi
ness, she said, you will be able to.
clearly evaluate opportunity'cosfe^
which means looking at the pros and
cons of each circumstance.
By doing this, she said, you will
be able to more easily determine what
route is most beneficial to take while
working toward your goal.
Garrison then reasons that by
involving yourself in activities that
are relevant to your goal, you will
acquire the skills, experiences and
knowledge necessary to give you a
distinct edge in the competition as
you market yourself to me world. '' Jt *
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