The students of United Christian Ministries at Kent State University are preparing for their spring fundraising dinner: "Italian Trattoria" at 6 p.m. March 8 in Pierson Hall of the Kent United Methodist Church. Getting ready for the event are, from left, Alisa Kohler, Alli Lenz and Brittany Saluan. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.myucm.org or by calling 330-673-5687. Adult tickets are $20 and children 12 and under eat free. The menu includes Italian wedding soup, salad & bread, chicken parmesan, pasta, vegetable medley, and heath bar cake. A vegetarian meal is available upon request. Proceeds go to student programming and a freewill offering will support mission trips. "UCM" is an ecumenical campus ministry, serving Kent State since 1937.