Friday, March 1, 2013

Bloomsburg Explores ... Community, Arts, and the 2011 Flood

From Dr. Christina Francis and Bloomsburg University's Institute for Culture and Society:

In conjunction with the BTE/BU Players upcoming “Pay What You Wish” performances of Flood Stories, Too, the Institute for Culture and Society (sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts) has organized a series of complementary talks and programs to take place March 8th through March 14th.  These programs will highlight some of the specific issues and people involved in the 2011 flood, as well as some perspectives on the value of art that responds to and includes its community in the creative process. Please join us! These events are free and open to the public.

Friday, March 8th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, McCormick 1303
Arlene Goldbard, nationally-recognized author/speaker/activist, presents “Tell It! How Shaping Our Stories Shapes Our Lives and Communities”

Saturday, March 9th, 4:30 pm, Alvina Krause Theatre (AKT)
Arlene Goldbard, nationally-recognized author/speaker/activist, & Gerard Stropnicky, director/writer of BTE’s Flood Stories, Too., present
"What Happens When Communities Participate in Telling Their Own Stories"

Sunday, March 10th, 12:30-2:00 pm, Moose Exchange, Grille Room
Gerard Stropnicky presents “Flood Stories, Too.: Context and Process”

Tuesday, March 12th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Moose Exchange, Grille Room
Panel 1) Jennifer Whisner, PhD, Asst. Professor of Environmental, Geographical & Geological Sciences, presents “Climate Change and Flooding”
Panel 2) Rita Inklovich, Red Cross; Kathy Lowe, Agape; & Lee Sokoloski, Chief of Police, Bloomsburg, present “The Role of Response Services to the 2011 Flood”

Thursday, March 14th, 6:30 – 7:45 pm, Hartline Rm 108 (Auditorium)
“Psychological Responses to Natural Disaster: Stress, Community, Resilience”

  • James Dalton, PhD, Professor of Psychology
  • William R. Harrar, PsyD, BU Director of Counseling
  • Joseph G. Tloczynski, PhD, Professor of Psychology
  • Jennifer M. Yarnell, MCAT, PhD, Instructor of Psychology & private practitioner
  • Jodi Weiskerger, LSW, Private practitioner 
  • Moderator: Nancy D. Giles, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Organized by the Institute for Culture and Society
Sponsored by the BU College of Liberal Arts

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