BU lecturer addresses disability issues

For Immediate Release

September 29, 2005

BLOOMSBURG—The executive director of an organization that advocates for people with disabilities will present the second program in the 2005-06 Provost’s Lecture Series at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Nancy R. Weiss, who heads TASH (The Association for persons with Severe Handicaps), will discuss “How Do We Prepare Students for the Changing World of Disability Supports in the Future?” during a free program Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Kehr Union, Ballroom, sponsored by BU’s department of exceptionality programs.

TASH, founded 25 years ago, is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates and professionals who work for human dignity, civil rights, education and independence. With more than 30 chapters and members from 34 countries and territories, TASH aims to eliminate physical and social obstacles that prevent equity, diversity and quality of life.

Programs in Bloomsburg University’s Provost’s Lecture Series, all open to the public free of charge, bring experts to campus to discuss academic issues and research findings. Also planned is a presentation by Priscilla Clarkson, “The Emergence of Molecular Biology in Exercise Science,” sponsored by the exercise science department, on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Kehr Union, Multipurpose A and B.

For information on the Oct. 13 program, contact BU’s department of exceptionality programs at (570) 380-4119.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.