Issues with eating disorders to be discussed at BU

Date: 11/21/06

BLOOMSBURG— A panel will discuss the eating disorders of models, actresses and college students Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Kehr Union, Multicultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.


The speakers will include Francesca Kendris from the Center for Counseling and Human Development; Dr. Catherine O’Neil from the Student Health Center; Marika Handakas from the department of sociology, social work and criminal justice; and Adrienne Thorne, a senior nursing major from Albrightsville.


Topics such as body image, physical and psychological effects of eating disorders and methods of recovery will be discussed. The program was organized by Thorne, who is interning at the BU Women’s Resource Center. Light refreshments will be provided. 


The event is sponsored by the BU Counseling Center, nursing department, Student Health Center, Women’s Resource Center and sociology, social work and criminal justice department. For more information, contact Deb Barnes of the Women’s Resource Center at (570) 389-5283.


Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.