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Body Image Awareness Events March 3-6 at UW

February 23, 2015

Events promoting positive and healthy body image will be offered during Body Image Awareness Week March 2-6 at the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Caroline Neumann of the Eating Disorder Center of Denver will kick off the activities with a presentation, “Eating Disorders, Body Image and Media: Making Sense of the Messages,” from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Wyoming Union Room 203.

Among other highlights of the week, which has a theme of “Shatter the Façade”:

Wednesday, March 4, 2-3 p.m. -- Dr. Shawn Palmer, “Health: A Naturopath’s Perspective,” Wyoming Union Room 203.

Wednesday, March 4, 4-5:30 p.m. -- Jane Warren and Natasha Trujillo, “The Mirror Within: What Does Your Reflection Show?,” Wyoming Union Room 203.

Wednesday, March 4, 5-6 p.m. -- Katie Lear, “Body Shame and Eating Disorders Across College Campuses: Signs and Solutions,” Wyoming Union Room 212.

Thursday, March 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- “It Takes Two to Tango: The Relationship Between Media and Body Image,” panel discussion featuring Molly Dinkins, Ruth Bjorkenwall and Susan Dewey, College of Education Annex Room 215.

Friday, March 6, 9-10 a.m. -- Jasmine Austin, “Body Consciousness: Enhancing Personal Development through Self-Awareness,” Wyoming Union Room 212.

Friday, March 6, 11 a.m.-noon -- “Break the Mold: Discover What Body Image is to You,” Wyoming Union Room 212.

Friday, March 6, 2-3 p.m. – “Find Your Body’s Rhythm,” swing dance club and Campus Recreation, Wyoming Union Room 212.

The events are organized by the UW Awareness Committee. For more information, contact the University Counseling Center at 766-2187, email or visit

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