Topics: College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Speakers

February 27, 2008

The Department of Physiology and Health Science is presenting its annual Dr. John P. McGovern Lecture at 7 p.m. March 18 at the Ball State University Alumni Center.

William Yarber, a senior research fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, will present his lecture "While We Stood By: The Limiting of Sexual Health Information for Our Youth."

Yarber is a professor of applied heath science and gender studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he is also a senior director of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention. He authored the country's first secondary school AIDS prevention curriculum and has won numerous awards for his research and publications.

Made possible by the generosity of John McGovern, the lecture honors an individual who has made a significant impact on the health field. Past lecturers include Dr. Henry Heimlich, inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, and Dr. C. Everett Koop, former surgeon general.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call Robert R. Pinger, professor of health science, at 765-285-1504.

By Jennifer Strempka