October 24, 2019 / Vincennes University Jasper hosting play about
suicide prevention, mental health
VINCENNES, Ind. – Josh Rivedal will perform the
Broadway-style, one-man show “Kicking My Blue Genes in the
Butt” on Nov. 5 in the Vincennes University Jasper Campus
Classroom Building Lecture Hall from 11:50 a.m.-1 p.m. (EST).
The re-scheduled performance is free and open to the public.
It addresses themes of suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
It is part of a Lunch and Learn event originally slated for Sept. 26.
The 60-minute, three-part program features the play, an education
session, and a discussion focusing on mental health.
To sign up, contact VU Jasper Student Activities Coordinator
Cathy Egler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-481-5941.
Rivedal is an actor, international public speaker, author,
and playwright. As a public speaker, he focuses on suicide prevention,
mental health, diversity/inclusion, and anti-bullying.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY JASPER CAMPUS
University Jasper Campus is a vital part of Indiana’s first college,
Vincennes University. The Jasper Campus fulfills the vision of CoHERE,
a Dubois County citizens group founded in 1960, that was dedicated to
improving area education and cultural enrichment. Vincennes University
joined as a strong partner, opening a Jasper location in 1970.
VU Jasper features a beautiful 140-acre campus on the
southeast side of Jasper. Accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission, VUJ tuition and fees rank among the most affordable of all
Indiana colleges. In addition to offering associate degree and
certificate programs, VUJ students can complete a bachelor’s degree
online or at the Vincennes Campus.
VU Jasper’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing
is a hub for community engagement in local education. It is home to
the Career Advancement Partnership (CAP) program, a major workforce
development initiative between VUJ and local manufacturing companies.
It also houses several programs for the Patoka Valley Career and
Technical Education Cooperative, including a new Automation and
In addition to the CTIM, other campus facilities include the
Alvin C. Ruxer Student Center, Arnold F. Habig Library Learning
Center, Administrative Classroom Building, and a Jasper Campus
Classroom Building that holds a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory
for healthcare training. Adjacent to the campus is the Jasper Arts
Center, which includes a 675-seat theater and visual arts galleries.
The VU Jasper Campus serves thousands of students in Dubois,
Spencer, Martin, Perry, Crawford, Harrison, Pike, Orange, Daviess,
Lawrence and surrounding counties in Indiana.
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