ISU to host lecture on spirituality among hurricane survivors

September 12 2006

Indiana State University's Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality launches its fall lecture series at noon Friday (Sept. 15) in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 307.

Tom Johnson, ISU professor of psychology and associate director of the center, will present research conducted in collaboration with Patrick Bennett, ISU assistant professor of psychology, and Jamie Aten, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. Aten received his undergraduate degree in psychology and a doctorate in counseling from ISU.

The talk will describe some of the reactions of survivors of Hurricane Katrina as well as different ways people attempted to cope with the hurricane and its aftermath. The role of religiousness and spirituality in coping will be highlighted.

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact: Tom Johnson, professor of psychology and associate director, Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2449 or tjohnson1@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3743 or dave.taylor@indstate.edu

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Indiana State University's Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality launches its fall lecture series at noon Friday (Sept. 15) in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 307. The first program will focus on how victims of Hurricane Katrina coped with the disaster and the role of religiousness and spirituality.

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