EWC to host "Presentations/Perceptions of the Body and Self"

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

March 17, 2010TORRINGTON, WY –
On Wednesday, March 24, from 12:00-12:50pm in Tebbet 131, Eastern Wyoming College will host the panel presentation, “Presentations/Perceptions of the Body and Self,” featuring Meg Van Baalen-Wood and Nita Kehoe. This presentation explores how our perceptions of self, normalcy, and stigma are shaped by history as well as social and scientific constructs and limitations. Starting with intersections in the presenters’ work with film, art, medicine and politics, they will explore a few of the many factors that influence beliefs and behaviors and then examine how these perceptions perpetuate our expectations, behavior, and social norms.
Meg Van Baalen-Wood teaches professional and technical communication, both online and in the traditional classroom at UW. As coordinator of the Professional Writing Internship program, Wood also works closely with undergraduate professional writing minors and local/state employers. Wood frames her pedagogy and research around the notions of interdisciplinary and intersections among creative and technical discourses. She is also a creative writer, poet and technical communications consultant.
Nita Kehoe is a professor of art at Central Wyoming College. She has an MFA in sculpture and teaches a wide array of studio art courses. She is also a practicing artist who conceptually focuses on human anatomy.
A light lunch will be provided during the event. This event is free and open to the public. The presentation is sponsored by reVisioning the (w)hole, EWC Honors Program, UW Outreach School, and UW Foundation. For questions, please contact Annie Hilton, Honors Program Director, at 307.532.8286.

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