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ISU Positive Body Image Symposium set March 14-15

February, 28, 2017

POCATELLO – The first Idaho State University Positive Body Image Symposium will be held March 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and March 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ISU Rendezvous Complex Suites A, B and C.

ISU Positive Body Image Symposium set March 14-15
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The free, public symposium will feature renowned researchers and lectures with expertise in different types of body image related topics.  The seminar will offer the option of earning continuing education credits (CEUs) with certificates, which cost $25 for both days or $15 for one day. 

The event schedule is as follows:

March 14

  • 9 a.m. – “Somatic Movement” – Molly Jorgensen, adjunct dance instructor, ISU theatre and dance
  • 10 a.m. – “Culture and Social Messages” – Aditi Ahlawat, counselor/psychologist, ISU Counseling and Testing Center
  • 11 a.m. – “The Illusion of Perfection: Skills to Evaluate the Media” – Janette Olsen, associate professor, ISU community and public health, School of Health Professions
  • 1 p.m. – “Stress Management” – Melissa Caudle, instructor/accreditation specialist, Community and Public Health
  • 2 p.m. – “Building Resilience in a Body Shaming Culture” – Rose Niles, senior staff psychologist, ISU Counseling and Testing Services

March 15

  • 9 a.m. ­– “Somatic Movement” – Molly Jorgensen, adjunct dance instructor, ISU theatre and dance
  • 10 a.m. – “Body Image: What Does Religion Have to Do with It?” – Janette Olsen, assistant professor, community and public health, School Of Health Professions
  • 11 a.m. – “Real Life Experiences of the Pressures on Body Image in Athletics” – Hillary Merkley, ISU head track and field coach, ISU Athletics
  • 12:30 p.m. – “Athletes and Body Image” – Nick Galli, assistant professor (lecturer), University of Utah, Department of Health, Kinesiology and Recreation
  • 1 p.m. – “Disordered Eating in Men” – Nick Galli, assistant professor (lecturer), University of Utah, Department of Health, Kinesiology and Recreation.

Registration is required for the symposium.  For more information, contact Stephanie Richardson at 208-282-3590 or richstep@isu.edu.

 

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