ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union will host a moderated discussion featuring mental health advocates Ginger Zee and Dan Harris for the 2023 Schooler Lecture on April 27, 2023 at 8 p.m. in the University’s Timken Gymnasium.
Zee is the chief meteorologist at ABC News and the managing editor of ABC’s Climate Unit. She covers the nation’s weather headlines on Good Morning America and across all ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms, and put a very relatable if surprising face on depression, helping to lessen the stigma surrounding mental health issues through her books “Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One.” and “A Little Closer to Home: How I Found the Calm After the Storm.”
Harris is a former co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America on ABC News, as well as a former correspondent for such broadcasts as Nightline and World News Tonight. He has earned Murrow and Emmy awards for his reporting.
Harris is also the author of the #1 “New York Times” best-selling book “10% Happier,” a book about a fidgety, skeptical news anchor who stumbles upon meditation. He has become a leading voice for pushing for the practice into the mainstream and has spoken about the topic across corporations, health and wellness organizations and schools and universities. “10% Happier” is available as a meditation app and in podcast form. Harris’ most recent book, “Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics,” is also on the best-selling list.
The lecture will be moderated by Dr. Kevin Meyer, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Mount Union, who has used Harris’ works in his classes. In addition to his work as a professor, Meyer is also a marriage and family therapist.
Tickets for the lecture will be made available February 27. To learn more, visit mountunion.edu/boxoffice.