National Eating Disorder Week Events at Denison University
Date of Event: February 23, 2009
Posted: February 23, 2009
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, nearly 10 million females and 1 million males in the United States are battling eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, while millions more suffer from binge-eating disorder. National Eating Disorders Week events highlight awareness of these disorders, beginning with a screening of the film “Dying To Be Thin,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, in Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). The film is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Active Minds at Denison.
Michael Levine, the Samuel B. Cummings Jr. Professor of Psychology and former chair of the psychology department at Kenyon College, will lecture on “Changing/Challenging the World One American Idol at a Time: What Each of Us Can Do Every Day to Prevent Eating Disorders,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Herrick Hall Auditorium (500 West Loop). The lecture is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Denison’s Health and Counseling Services, the Department of Psychology and Active Minds.
Levine's special interest is eating problems and preventive education, developmental psychology and community psychology. He was honored in 1985 as the Volunteer of the Year by the Mental Health Association of Ohio. Levine also was recognized by the National Anorexic Aid Society (NAAS) for Outstanding Community Service (1984) and Outstanding Professional Service (1989). He is a fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED).
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Film screening, “Dying To Be Thin:” 7 p.m., Mon., Feb. 23, at Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—Michael Levine lecture, “Changing/Challenging the World One American Idol at a Time: What Each of Us Can Do Every Day to Prevent Eating Disorders:” 7:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 25, in Herrick Hall Auditorium (500 West Loop). The lecture is free and open to the public.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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