Sorority Sponsors Eating Disorders Week

Truman service sorority Alpha Sigma Gamma is raising awareness of eating disorders among Kirksville residents and members of the University community. Eating Disorders Awareness Week, through March 4, is designed to foster a better understanding of eating disorders and their effects.

Events for the week will begin with a panel discussion at 7 p.m., March 1, in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. Panel members include Chris Lantz, associate professor of exercise science and director of health and exercise sciences; Brian Krylowicz, director of the University Counseling Services; Mel Gibbard, senior psychology major from Wauconda, Ill.; and Theresa Randolph, A.T. Still University eating disorders specialist.

On March 2, all interested individuals can participate in free eating disorders screenings at the University Counseling Center.

The final event March 3 includes a presentation by comedian Michelle Garb called “Fat Brain: Skinny Body” at 8 p.m., in the Baldwin Auditorium.

Additionally, a window display and informational tables will be set-up in Violette Hall, McClain Hall and the Student Union Building throughout the week. Visitors at the tables can purchase eating disorder T-shirts and/or quilt squares on which the name of a loved one afflicted by an eating disorder or an inspirational message may be written. Money from the T-shirt and quilt sales will be donated to eating disorders research.

For more information on any of these events, contact Abbie Smith at 515.681.5842.

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