Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-02-23

Samford University will host a series of events in observance of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Feb. 27-March 4. The week of programs is sponsored by the Alabama Network of Eating Disorder Awareness [ALNEDA]. The public is invited to any of the events.

The schedule includes:

Samford Psychology Club sponsored student panel and film on the topic "Eating Disorders and the Media," Brooks Hall Auditorium, 3 p.m.

Eating disorder screening, "I am Comfortable in My Genes" petition signing and stress ball making, Ben Brown Plaza, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
"Dangers of Diet Drugs" lecture by Carrie Kreps, Pharm.D., Brooks Hall Auditorium, 4 p.m.

"How to Help a Friend with an Eating Disorder," lecture by licensed professional counselor Erika Radtke, followed by a panel of eating disorder survivors, Brooks Hall Auditorium, 4 p.m.

On Saturday, a two-mile Fun Run sponsored by ALNEDA will begin at 8 a.m. at the Brookwood Mall entrance to the Greenway walking trail. Registration is $20 before March 4 or $25 day of run.

For more information, contact Samford psychology professor Dr. Nicole Siegfried at (205) 726-2062 or e-mail:


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.