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ISU Anderson center to host podcast/luncheon on Sept. 28; topic is ‘Dear Wedding, Why So Big and Expensive?’

Posted September 26, 2011

"Dear Wedding, Why So Big and Expensive?" is the topic of a podcast at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Bengal Cafe.

Sandwiches will be served to the first 30 attendees and the event is free and open to all.

The podcast luncheon is sponsored by the ISU Anderson Gender Resource Center, through a grant from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The Center is hosting a series of podcast luncheons this academic year. They are meant to serve as a casual and interactive, yet informative, way to open up discussions about various relevant topics. These luncheon podcasts are free and open to everyone.  

The podcasts, which are a form of online radio shows, all come from the popular and critically acclaimed website sexreally.com and the topic for September is weddings. While some people try to keep it small and intimate, others join the wedding circus and go big for their big day. Americans spend $86 billion a year on weddings, not including the honeymoon (afwpi.com/wedstats).  

Nancy Goodman, licensed counselor, writer and active community member, will be facilitating the discussion session and share her personal experience from planning a wedding for $3,000. Guests will be encouraged to offer their own thoughts and opinions about the wedding industry, share personal stories and comment on the podcast.

"These podcasts are great because they offer people an opportunity to open up and discuss topics relevant to them in a casual setting," said Åsa Burlin, AmeriCorps member at the Anderson Center. "They're also fairly short, and held during the lunch hour, so people don’t have to take a lot of time out of their schedules to come join us."

For questions or more information about the event, please contact the Anderson Center at 282-2805.

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