Disordered Eating to be Discussed Tuesday

February 19, 2012

Shannon OrtizShannon Ortiz, counselor at the University of Mount Union, will discuss disordered eating on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. This discussion is a part of the Confidence in U series, which is being organized by the University’s Panhellenic Council and funded by a Kappa Delta Sorority grant.
 
Ortiz, a licensed professional counselor and marriage family therapist, will educate attendees on the effects that disordered eating has on people and how to detect signs when someone may be engaging in such behaviors.
 
Mount Union’s Panhellenic Council seeks to provide educational programs and awareness through a diversified approach surrounding issues identified as critical and important to collegiate women. The organization addresses a variety of female-centered issues including interrelation aggression (bullying), gender role development, investigation of feminism, mental illness, disordered eating and the wage gap/equal pay for equal work issues. These issues are prevalent in U.S. society and Mount Union women are as prone as any to fall victim. The Confidence in U series is a chance for women students to build community through attending interactive programs with others outside of their own sorority, and it adds another layer of positive female-inspired support. As members of powerful women’s organizations that center on values-based action, this programming is carefully aligned with the mission and creeds of Mount Union’s four sororities on campus.
 
The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kate Carnell, student involvement and leadership at Mount Union, at (330) 823-2885 or carnelke@mountunion.edu.
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