Grammy winner to perform, speak on campus

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2013

BLOOMSBURG — Grammy Award-winning singer Kathy Mattea will spend two days at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania later this month performing a Celebrity Artist Series concert and presenting the keynote address at the 22nd annual Health Sciences Symposium and Wellness Fair.

Kathy Mattea Mattea will perform selections from her most recent album, “Calling Me Home,” and Top 20 radio hits, including “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses” and Grammy Award-winning “Where’ve You Been,” during the Celebrity Artist Series program Friday, April 26, at 8 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $34.50 for adults, $19.50 for children and $17 for BU students.

As part of this year’s Health Sciences Symposium focusing on Alzheimer’s disease, Mattea will discuss “The Healing Power of the Arts” Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Discussions will continue Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Kehr Union, Ballroom, along with the Wellness Fair in Kehr Union, multipurpose rooms A and B.

Both Mattea’s Thursday evening keynote address and Friday workshop, “The Positive Effects of Music in the Health Field” in Kehr Union, Ballroom, at 9 a.m. will center on the influence music can have on treatment and caregiving. Throughout Friday, BU faculty and health care professionals will offer presentations and more than 40 vendors will participate in the Wellness Fair. Vendors include the Drug, Alcohol and Wellness Network (D.A.W.N.), Bloomsburg Fire Department and other health and service agencies. The symposium will also feature more 100 student posters on various health topics.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.