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Two programs to spotlight suicide

Suicide prevention will be the topic of two programs this week sponsored by the psychology department and Counseling Center, along with the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services board and the Wood County Historical Society.

“Let’s Talk Honestly about Suicide,” a panel discussion, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday (April 28) in Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Myths surrounding suicide, how to recognize risk factors, suicide on college campuses and where to go for help are among the topics to be covered.

“Suicide: The Final Taboo” will be the topic of Dr. Ellen Anderson in a 2 p.m. talk Saturday (April 29) at the Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green. Beginning with the Greeks and Romans, Anderson will explain cultural attitudes toward suicide and how they have changed over time. She will describe how mental health professionals and those affected by depression and suicide are working to change current perceptions.

After the lecture, the Lunatic Asylum will be open for tours.

‘Wired for the Future’ symposium unites BGSU, UT and MUO

Dr. Paul Cesarini, visual communication and technology education, will give the keynote address at “Wired for the Future,” a Friday (April 28) symposium at the Medical University of Ohio.

Co-hosted by the Office of Research Collaboration and the medical university’s Center for Creative Instruction, the symposium will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Mulford Café at MUO.

The campus is invited to come hear how faculty from BGSU, MUO and the University of Toledo are using technology to create research programs, disseminate information and more.

The topic of Cesarini’s 1:15 p.m. address will be “Digital Is Different: Teaching and Learning with the iPod.” Following his address will be breakout sessions from 2:30-4 p.m., and then a question-and-answer period.

To reserve a seat, call Sally Grether at 419-530-2984.
April 24, 2006