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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Alumnus to address important mental
health issues

William Harper
William Harper

One of BGSU's Prominent Alumni is the featured speaker for the College of Health and Human Services Centennial Homecoming Lecture on Friday (Oct. 1).

William P. Harper, a 1976 graduate and one of the 100 Most Prominent Alumni recognized as part of the University's centennial celebration, will discuss the impact of health care reform on consumer empowerment in the mental health field. Joining him will be a guest panel comprised of mental health professionals and three consumers who will share their experiences.

The presentation runs from 8:45 a.m. to noon Friday in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. There is no cost to attend and three continuing education credits are offered for counselors, marriage and family therapists, nurses, psychologists, rehabilitation counselors, social workers and substance abuse counselors.

Interest in the topic stems from major national policy and advocacy initiatives that have called for the support and development of opportunities for consumers of mental health services to use their experience of recovery to benefit their peers. The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health noted, "Recovery-oriented services and supports are often successfully provided by consumers through consumer-run organizations." Harper's presentation will review the rise of the mental health consumer movement and methods of empowering consumer leaders, and evaluate possible future scenarios for self-care and peer support as a central part of an effective mental health system.

RSVPs are required by emailing jawagne@bgsu.edu. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services and the Center of Excellence for Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan.


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WBGU-PBS premiere showcases BGSU talent

WBGU-PBS will premiere a new music performance program, "The 11th Annual Dr. Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition," at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 30).

This program features the vocalists and accompanying pianist finalists from the Peatee Art Song Competition held at Bowling Green State University on March 27.

The competition is only open to BGSU College of Musical Arts students that have studied piano or voice. Contestants are placed in either the graduate or undergraduate divisions based on the academic rank of the vocal performer.

Hosts George Vassos, former faculty member of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Donna Lowey, professor of accompanying and accompanist in residence at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, provide commentary for this showcase event.

The competition began in 1999 when local physician and patron of the arts Dr. Marjorie Conrad Peatee donated a generous sum to BGSU to provide scholarships and funding for music programs. A portion of Dr. Peatee's donation was used to start the first
Dr. Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition.

Additional broadcast dates and times can be found online.


BGSU rugby best in the country

Wing Rocco Mauer - Rugby
BGSU Wing Rocco Mauer

It's been 26 years since a BGSU athletic team has been ranked number one in the nation, and the wait is now over. According to both American rugby news services, the Falcon rugby team is the best in the country.

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September 29, 2010